Considering I nearly blew a gasket when I heard that Kim Couture was getting slotted on the next big Strikeforce card, I thought it was worth mentioning that she has now been moved over to one of the smaller “Challenger Series” events against Meisha Tate:
Strikeforce has booked the second women’s bout in their new era with Showtime Networks.
Kim Couture will meet Meisha Tate in the debut of the promotion’s “Challenger Series” on May 15 in Fresno, Calif. Strikeforce confirmed the fight via its official website.
Since gaining attention as the victim of a vicious head kick from former EliteXC fighter Kaitlin Young, Tate has gone on a four-fight win streak, defeating veteran Elaina Maxwell at Strikeforce: “Melendez vs. Thomson” last June, and most recently, submitting Dora Baptiste by triangle choke inside two minutes in February. She carries an overall professional record of 5-1.
This is good news for two reasons: Number one, Kim Couture ain’t taking up room on a Strikeforce event that should go towards fighters who aren’t fighting as a hobby. Number two, Kim Couture is now probably going to get her ass whupped, boy!
Now just to clarify, my disliking for Kim has more to do with the fact that she uses her name and connections to weasel onto major fight cards. I don’t actually think she’s a terrible fighter … she’s about as good as you’d expect a 1-1 fighter to be. I still dunno if she even deserves a televised spot on a Challenger Series event, but Meisha Tate does so that makes supporting this fight easier.