Strikeforce recently announced a match up between two of female MMA’s brightest rising stars. Kim Couture will face off with Miesha Tate on May 15th in a 135 pound showdown.
ShoMMA: Strikeforce Challengers will take place at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, California.
Couture showed that she is tougher than nails in her mixed martial arts debut with Kim Rose when her jaw was shattered in the early moments of the bout, only to battle back for the bouts duration while coming up on the short end of a hard fought unanimous decision. Couture recently rebounded from the loss with a first round TKO over Lina Kvokov in November of 2008.
It’s no mystery as to how Miesha “Takedown” Tate acquired her nickname. Tate joined up with the boys wrestling team in high school, and the strong wrestling background she brings to women’s MMA is something rarely seen in the sport. Tate’s has compiled a record of 5-1 since making the jump into the sport and has won her last four straight bouts.
While Couture was given an opponent that didn’t belong in the same ring as her in her last bout, she will not be afforded the same luxury against Tate. Tate is the real deal and this bout will answer any questions still lingering about Couture.