Strikeforce To Hold Public Workout w/ Kim Couture, More

Main event fighter and Kansas City native Rudy Bears

Kansas City MMA pioneer Bobby Voelker

Xtreme Couture member Kim “Sugar Free” Couture

WHAT: Two days before the highly-anticipated, live SHOWTIME televised STRIKEFORCE Challengers MMA event at Kansas City’s Memorial Hall, STRIKEFORCE and Ringside will co-host a free, open to the public workout for the media at Ringside/Combat Sport World Headquarters in Lenexa at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, November 18.

The participating fighters will demonstrate a typical MMA workout and answer questions from the media.

Bears will look to extend his six fight win streak in the STRIKEFORCE Challengers main event when he squares off with two-time All-American NCAA wrestler at University of Missouri and undefeated rising MMA star, Tyron “T-Wood” Woodley, at welterweight (170 pounds).

Voelker, Kansas City’s most popular MMA star who maintains a 50 plus hour per week job as a vinyl siding salesman and installer despite the rigorous demands of his fight career, will challenge Erik “Bad” Apple in another welterweight contest.

Couture will battle Kerry Vera in a 135-pound matchup only six days after their husbands, Randy “The Natural” Couture and Brandon “The Truth” Vera, collide in the main event of UFC 105.

Doors for the 11-bout STRIKEFORCE Challengers fight card at Memorial Hall open at 7:15 p.m. and the first preliminary card bout will begin at 8 p.m. Tickets, priced from $35, are available at the Memorial Hall ticket office and Ticketmaster (800-745-3000) as well as online at and

WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 1 p.m.

WHERE: Ringside/Combat Sport World Headquarters

14865 W. 105th Street

Lenexa, Kansas 66215

Ph: 913-888-7766