Rumor: Kim Couture Withdraws From Fight With Meisha Tate Due To “Martial Problems”

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According to MMAWeekly, Kim “Sugar Free” Couture has apparently withdrawn for her ShoMMA fight with Meisha Tate (7-1) on May 15 in Fresno, CA. Tate posted a message on her MySpace page stating that Kim Couture and husband Randy Couture are having “Martial Problems”.

“So Kim ‘Sugar Free’ Couture is pulling out of the fight supposedly cuz her and Randy are getting a divorce………..I’m so pissed right now……Sugar Free my ass!!”

UPDATE
Strikeforce Press Release:

Mixed martial arts (MMA) upstart Kim “Sugar Free” Couture (1-1) has withdrawn from the series debut of Strikeforce Challengers, scheduled for Friday, May 15. Couture was slated to face submission expert Miesha Tate (5-1) in a 135-pound fight. Strikeforce is working to replace the fight and finalize the card.

Strikeforce Challengers will take place at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif, on Friday, May 15, and air live on SHOWTIME at 11 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast). The fight card, headlined by undefeated lightweight Billy Evangelista (9-0) versus BJ Penn protégé “Iron” Mike Aina (11-6-1), will feature up to five live bouts.

Strikeforce Challengers is a proving ground for up-and-coming MMA fighters. SHO MMA provides today’s top prospects with the opportunity to step-up their level of competition and demonstrate their ability in a nationally televised event.

ShoMMA Debuts With Billy Evangelista vs Mike Aina

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NEW YORK (April 7, 2009)–Undefeated lightweight (155 lb. limit) sensation Billy Evangelista (9-0) will fight hard-hitting brawler and BJ Penn protégé “Iron” Mike Aina (11-6-1) in the main event of the inaugural, newly titled SHO MMA: Strikeforce Challengers series from leading MMA promoter Strikeforce and premium television network SHOWTIME, on Friday, May 15 at Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif.

The SHOWTIME telecast will air live beginning at 11 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast) and feature up to five MMA fights including Kim “Sugar Free” Couture (1-1), wife of MMA legend Randy “The Natural” Couture, facing an opponent to be named.

SHO MMA: Strikeforce Challengers provides MMA’s hottest prospects with the opportunity to perform at a high level of competition in a nationally televised event.

“This is where the men–and women–will be separated from the boys, so to speak,” said Strikeforce founder and CEO Scott Coker. “The growth and future of our sport just got a turbo injection. For regional fighters and up-and-coming men and women looking to test themselves against other top prospects and get on the fasttrack to stardome, SHO MMA: Strikeforce Challengers is the place to do it. I can’t wait for this first event.”

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ShoXC “Herman vs. Schall” Results LIVE

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ShoXC Results

  • Dave “Pee Wee” Herman (11-0) vs. Kerry “The Meat Truck” Schall (21-10)
    Dave Herman defeats Kerry Schall by TKO (Punches and Knee’s) at of R1.
  • Jason Guida (17-17) vs. Mamed “Cannibal” Khalidov (14-3-1)
    Mamed Khalidov defeats Jason Guida by TKO (Punches) at of R2.
  • Anthony Lapsley (12-3) vs. Mike Stumpf (10-1)
    Anthony Lapsley defeats Mike Stumpf by Unanimous Decision (Even, 30-27 x2)
  • Alexander “Storm” Shlemenko (21-3) vs. Robert “Bubba” McDaniel (11-4)
    Alexander Shlemenko defeats Robert McDaniel by TKO (Flying knee to the Ribs) at 5:00 of R1.
  • Lyle “Fancy Pants” Beerbohm (7-0) vs. Rafaello “Trator” Olivera (5-0)
    Lyle Beerbohm defeats Rafaello Oliveira by TKO (cut) at 5:00 of R1.
  • Orville Smith (8-0) vs. Matt Jaggers (7-4)
    Matt Jaggers defeats Orville Smith Unanimous Decision (30-26, 30-27 x2).
  • Jacob Hey (4-1) vs. Jared “The Spider” McMahon (8-0-1)
    McMahon defeats Jacob Hey by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 3:11 of R1.
  • Torrance Taylor (7-4) vs. Jeff Cox (0-2)
    Jeff Cox defeats Jay Ellis by Submission (Guillotine Choke) 0:28 of R1.
  • Johny Hughes (2-3) vs. Tiawon Howard (5-2)
    Tiawon Howard defeats Johnny Hughes by Submission (rear naked choke) at 3:42 of R1.
  • Josh Barnes (1-0) vs. Jeremy Norton (0-1)
    Josh Barnes defeats Jeremy Norton by TKO (Strikes) at 2:22 of R1.
  • John Kuhner (0-0) vs. Deray Davis (2-0-1)
    -Deray Davis defeats John Kuhner by Submission (Armbar) at 3:53 of R2.