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Kim Couture

Kimberly J. Couture (born December 18, 1975) is a professional mixed martial artist. She has fought for and is currently signed to the Strikeforce promotion.

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Before starting her MMA career, Couture worked as a casino executive in Las Vegas. She got involved with MMA upon looking for a workout routine but did not consider becoming a MMA fighter until Gina Carano joined the Xtreme Couture gym.

Couture made her MMA debut against Kim Rose at Banner Promotions: Night of Combat on June 20, 2008. She suffered a broken jaw in the first round of the fight but continued fighting and the it ended in a unanimous decision win for her opponent. She was also negotiating a contract with American Fight League at this time.

She faced Lina Kvokov in her second MMA fight at Strikeforce: Destruction in San Jose, California on November 21, 2008. She won by TKO in the first round.

She was originally supposed to face Miesha Tate at ShoMMA 1: Evangelista vs. Aina on May 15, 2009 but withdrew from the fight for undisclosed reasons.

Couture faced Kerry Vera on November 20, 2009 at ShoMMA: Woodley vs. Bears in Kansas City, Kansas. She lost the fight to Vera by TKO in the first round.

Personal lifeEdit

Kim was married to three-time former UFC Heavyweight Champion Randy Couture. Kim & Randy have filed for divorce, with Randy continuing to coach and support Kim's MMA career. She has a son named Oakley from a previous marriage.

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Result Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 1–2 United States flag Kerry Vera TKO (Strikes) ShoMMA: Woodley vs. Bears 02009-
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November 20, 2009
1 3:35 United States flag Kansas City, Kansas
Win 1–1 Ukraine flag KvokovLina Kvokov TKO (Punches) Strikeforce: Destruction 02008-
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November 21, 2008
1 1:44 United States flag San Jose, California
Loss 0–1 United States flag Kim Rose Decision (Unanimous) Banner Promotions: Night of Combat 02008-
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June 20, 2008
3 5:00 United States flag Las Vegas, Nevada

Amateur mixed martial arts recordEdit

Result Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 1–0 United States flag Jessica Porter Cruz TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes Full Contact Fighting Federation: Rumble at the Roseland 34 02008-
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April 5, 2008
3 1:43 United States flag Portland, Oregon

See alsoEdit

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