The action sets off Friday beginning at approximately 9 pm EST on HDNet.
Strikeforce Destruction weigh-in results
Terry Martin (186) vs. Scott Smith (185.5)
Bobby Southworth (204) vs. Renato “Babalu” Sobral (204)
Yves Edwards (164) vs. Duane Ludwig (163)
Kim Couture (132) vs. Lina Kvokov (133)*
Luke Stewart (170.5) vs. Joe Riggs (170.5)
Nik Theotikos (185) vs. Luke Rockhold (185.5)
Lemont Davis (173) vs. Brian Schwartz (175)
Josh Neal (184) vs. Kurt Osiander (185)
Cyrillo Padilha (156) vs. Bobby Stack (155)
Tony Johnson (184) vs. Eric Lawson (185)
Darren Uyenoyama (136) vs. Brad Royster (134)
Alvin Cacdac (143) vs. Jose Palacios (145)
Zakary Bucia (169) vs. Adam Steele (168.5)
* Kim Couture vs. Lina Kvokov will be fought at a catch weight of 133lbs after Kvokov’s camp informed officials prior to the weigh-ins, that she will not be able to make the 130lb. agreed upon weight.
Strikefroce MMA has announced a women’s MMA fight between Randy Couture’s wife Kim Couture (0-1) and Lina Kvokov on its Strikeforce “Destruction” card set for Nov. 21 from the HP Pavilion in San Jose, CA.
This will be Kim Couture’s second professional MMA fight after badly losing her debut fight to Kim Rose by unanimous decision back in June. In that fight Couture suffered a broken jaw and broken nose but, managed to survive through all three rounds.
Kim Couture on here MMA debut loss to Kim Rose:
“Losing that fight was the best thing that ever happened to me … It’s completely changed me as a fighter. I’ve started doing things a lot different. It made me realize that I have to be the aggressor or I’m going to get hurt.”
“I plan to show how well-rounded I am in this fight, … I’m going to be more aggressive and more explosive. There’s not anywhere the fight can go that I won’t be prepared because I feel like I’ve got the toughest camp and the best coaches.”
I’m hoping this is just the start for women’s MMA on Strikeforce. Their are a lot of talented female fighters out their, just waiting to be picked up by a MMA promotion, especially after the fall of EliteXC.
Headlining event, is Strikeforce lightweight champion Josh “The Punk” Thomson (16-2) taking on Yves Edwards (34-14-1) for the Strikeforce lightweight belt.
Also, Joe “Diesel” Riggs (28-11) will return after having back surgery to take on Luke Stewart (6-1) in a welterweight bout.