Strikeforce recently announced that Kim Couture -- wife of UFC Heavyweight Champion Randy Couture -- will compete at its upcoming "Destruction" event against Lina Kvokov (0-1) in a 130-pound bout at the HP Pavillion in San Jose, Calif., on November 21.
This will mark the second professional fight for Couture (0-1) who lost her debut to Kim Rose by unanimous decision at a Banner Promotions event in June. The 32-year-old Vice President of Xtreme Couture took the loss in stride and claims it'll only help her become a better fighter:
"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."
Couture gets her training from some of the best teachers in the world of mixed martial arts, including her husband Randy, who is her wrestling coach, Robert Drysdale, who teaches her jiu jitsu, and Gil Martinez and Ray "Sugarfoot" Sefo, who train her on stand up.
The world class training has Couture feeling very confident heading into her Strikeforce debut. Here's another snip:
"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."
Her opponent is also making her second professional start in mixed martial arts. Her debut was spoiled by Tamara Parks with a first round armbar at Fatale Femmes Fighting 4: "Call of the Wild" back in April.
Kvokov has only been training MMA for less than a year, but apparently she feels right at home as a prize fighter:
"I just think that it’s such a great thing, being able to beat someone up and get paid for it. I can’t think of a better way to earn a living."
Strikeforce: "Destruction" will air live on HDNet beginning at 10 p.m. ET on November 21. For more on the event click here.
(Thanks as always to Tracy Lee of CombatLifestyle.com for the pics. See more right here.)