Kim Couture Added to Solid November Strikeforce Card
Kim Couture, wife of UFC Heavyweight champion Randy Couture, has been signed to fight her second professional fight at Strikeforce Destruction. Kim Couture lost her debut fight against Kim Rose this past June in a fight where she sustained an early broken jaw. Couture will be facing Lina Kvokov who has a similar 0-1 record as Couture.
As Vice President of Xtreme Couture, her husband’s Las Vegas-based fight facility, Couture maintains a hectic work schedule that includes managing several of the camp’s fight team members. However, she is also religious about training twice daily. Randy serves as her wrestling coach while Gil Martinez provides her with boxing instruction and Robert Drysdale oversees her Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training.
The Strikeforce Destruction card will be held in San Jose on November 21 and features several great matchups including a main event Lightweight championship fighting involving the Strikeforce champion Josh Thomson and Yves Edwards, a veteran of almost 50 MMA fights who has fought many major promotions including: UFC, PRIDE, WEC, EliteXC, Bodog, and Shooto.
In the semi-main event, Strikeforce Lightheavyweight champion Bobby Southworth tries to retain his belt against former UFC Lightheavyweight title contender Renato “Babalu” Sobral. Also on the card is perennial fan favorite Joe Riggs who is looking to return to the win column against Luke Stewart.
The show will be broadcast live on HDNet.
Here is the full Strikeforce Destruction card:
Yves Edwards (34-14-1) vs. Josh “The Punk” Thomson (16-2) (champion)
***Strikeforce Lightweight Championship Fight
Renato “Babalu” Sobral (30-7) vs. Bobby Southworth (9-5) (champion)
***Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Championship Fight
Remainder of Card
Luke Stewart (6-1) vs. Joe “Diesel” Riggs (28-10)
Kim Couture (0-1) vs. Lina Kvokov (0-1)
Lemont Davis (2-1) vs. Brian Schwartz (0-1)
Brad Royster (1-1) vs. Darren Uyenoyama (4-2)
Tony Johnson (3-0) vs. Eric Lawson (7-2)
Alvin Cacdac (4-4) vs. Jose Palacios (3-1)
Bobby Stack (5-1) vs. Cyrillo Padilha (2-2)
Zakary Bucia (0-1) vs. Jaime Rodriguez (0-0)
Kurt Osiander (3-0) vs. Raul Castillo (5-0)
Nik Theotikos (5-1) vs. Luke Rockhold (2-1)