The mixed martial arts debut of Kim Couture, the wife of UFC heavyweight champion Randy Couture, is scheduled to be televised on air on HDNet on February 29 following the network’s telecast of the IFL’s 2008 opener in Las Vegas.
“It is great to be able to put business affairs aside the last month and focus exclusively on getting ready for this fight,” Kim Couture is quoted as saying in a press release. “The whole Xtreme Couture gym is looking forward to the opportunity to showcase new and up-and-coming athletes.”
Couture will be competing in an event known as a “Smoker,” which is an in-house fight card contested under amateur rules. In many cases, fighters end up fighting friends or training partners in these fights but the goal is to give aspiring competitive fighters a chance to accumulate actual fight experience. In the case of Kim Couture, she will be fighting an opponent who is based in Vancouver.
In addition to Couture’s MMA debut, eight total fights from the Xtreme Couture Smoker will be televised on HDNet.