02-20-2008, 02:30 PM
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| | After Saturday’s Amateur Fight, Kim Couture to Make Pro MMA Debut
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Kim Couture, the president of Xtreme Couture and the wife of UFC heavyweight champion Randy Couture, will take part in a nationally televised Muay Thai amateur fight this weekend. However, Couture today announced that she’ll then make her professional MMA debut in April. |
Couture talked about the April 5 fight with Mauro Renallo while a guest on today’s Fight Network Radio.
Couture, a training partner of top female MMA fighter Gina Carano, will compete in a Muay Thai smoker against fellow amateur female fighter Allison Clarkson on Saturday. HDNet will carry that fight — and up to seven other bouts — as part of a Feb. 29 broadcast that will follow a live International Fight League event.
Then, Couture will head to Portland, Ore., to face Jessica Cruz, who will apparently be making her professional debut, as well (she’s currently not listed in any of the major fighter databases). The bout will be a a part of fighter Chael Sonnen’s fight promotion, the Full Contact Fighting Federation.
In a recent interview with MMAjunkie.com (UFC News & Rumors - MMA News - UFC Fighters - UFC Event Recaps and Previews - MMAjunkie.com), Couture said she was considering turning pro and that competing on the same card as her husband was “definitely” a goal that they had previously discussed. Couture also told us that she first began training as a simple stress-reliever.
“I run all of the businesses, so it’s a good stress-reliever for me,” she said. “After a hard day’s work, it’s great to relieve some stress and punch something.“
Couture, a former executive casino host in Las Vegas, is the the vice president of Xtreme Couture MMA, one of the world’s top MMA training facilities. She oversees the day-to-day operations of the gym, as well as numerous other business ventures associated with Xtreme Couture, the gym’s fighters and Randy Couture.
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02-20-2008, 02:32 PM
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| | Kim Couture to make MMA debut on April 5 in Portland, Oregon
Kim Couture announced on Wednesday’s edition of Fight Network Radio that she will be making her competitive mixed martial arts debut on April 5 in Portland, Oregon.
Couture informed host Mauro Ranallo that she will be fighting Jessica Cruz on that date during a card promoted by Chael Sonnen’s Full Contact Fighting Federation.
Couture, the wife of UFC heavyweight champion Randy Couture, will be make her combat sports debut this weekend during an in-house card at Xtreme Couture in Las Vegas. She is scheduled to face Allison Clarkson of Vancouver in an amateur Muay Thai bout. The card will feature 10 bouts and will be open to the general public at no cost.
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