Kim Couture

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Kim Couture
Born Kimberly Joy Borrego[1]
(1975-12-18) December 18, 1975 (age 39)
Walsenburg, Colorado
Other names Sugar Free
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight 134 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st)
Reach 72 in (180 cm)
Style Submission Wrestling, Boxing
Fighting out of Las Vegas, Nevada
Team Tapout Training Center[2]
Trainer Dennis Davis, Kui Gonsalves[3]
Years active 2008-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 11
Wins 3
By knockout 2
By submission 1
By decision 0
Losses 8
By knockout 3
By submission 2
By decision 3
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Kimberly Joy Couture (née Borrego, born December 18, 1975)[1] is a professional mixed martial artist. She has fought for and was formerly signed to the Strikeforce promotion. She's the ex-wife of UFC Hall of Fame inductee Randy Couture.

Early life[edit]

Couture grew up on a ranch with her brother. She has played basketball, volleyball and track throughout her life.[1][4]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Before starting her MMA career, Couture worked as a sheriff's deputy for two years in Colorado and four years as a casino executive in Las Vegas.[4] She got involved with MMA upon looking for a workout routine but did not consider becoming a MMA fighter until Gina Carano joined the Xtreme Couture gym.[5]

Couture made her MMA debut against Kim Rose at Banner Promotions: Night of Combat on June 20, 2008.[6] She suffered a broken jaw in the first round of the fight but continued fighting and was defeated by Unanimous Decision.[7] She was also negotiating a contract with the American Fight League at the time.[6]

Couture faced Lina Kvokov in her second MMA fight at Strikeforce: Destruction in San Jose, California on November 21, 2008.[8] She won the fight by TKO in the first round.[9]

She was originally scheduled to face Miesha Tate at Strikeforce Challengers: Evangelista vs. Aina on May 15, 2009, but withdrew from the fight for undisclosed reasons.[10]

Couture faced Kerry Vera on November 20, 2009 at Strikeforce Challengers: Woodley vs. Bears in Kansas City, Kansas.[11] She lost the fight by TKO in the first round.[12]

Couture faced Rosa Vizcarra at Xtreme Fighters Mexico on March 27, 2010. She won the fight by TKO in the first round.[13]

Couture faced Marianna Kheyfets in the co-main event at XFC 11: The Next Generation on July 9, 2010.[14] She lost the fight by submission due to a triangle choke in the first round.[15]

Couture faced Felicia Wells at AAMMA 5 - Battle Against Breast Cancer on October 2, 2010. She won the fight via reverse arm triangle choke in the second round.[16]

Couture faced 2007 Golden Gloves Boxing Champion Munah Holland at Ring of Combat 32 on October 23, 2010.[17] She was defeated via unanimous decision.[18]

Couture faced Sheila Bird at AX Combat 1 on July 8 at the Calgary Telus Convention Centre in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, where she lost by technical submission after what some considered a late stoppage. After the fight hit the mat in the opening round, Bird locked a leg-scissors choke on Couture. The Calgary Combative Sports Commission investigated the stoppage and ruled in favor of the referee. [19]

Couture faced Alexis Dufresne at RDC MMA 3 on February 28, 2014. Couture lost within forty-seconds of the first round by TKO.[20]

Personal life[edit]

Kim was married to former three-time UFC Heavyweight Champion and two-time UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Randy Couture.[21]Kim and Randy have filed for divorce, with Randy continuing to coach and support Kim's MMA career.[21] She has a son named Oakley from a previous marriage.[22] She also has a daughter named Aspen from a previous relationship.[3]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 3–8 Alexis Dufresne TKO (punches) RDC MMA 3 February 28, 2014 1 0:45 Mexico City, Mexico
Loss 3–7 Raquel Pennington TKO (knees) MFP - Vengeance March 13, 2012 2 2:25 Casper, Wyoming, United States
Loss 3–6 Suzie Montero Decision (unanimous) W-1 MMA 7: Reloaded October 15, 2011 3 5:00 Coral Gables, Florida, United States
Loss 3–5 Sheila Bird Technical Submission (scissors choke) AX Combat 1 July 8, 2011 1 1:48 Calgary, Alberta, Canads
Loss 3–4 Munah Holland Decision (unanimous) Ring Of Combat 32 October 23, 2010 3 5:00 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 3–3 Felicia Wells Submission (reverse arm-triangle choke) AAMMA 5: Battle Against Breast Cancer October 2, 2010 2 1:40 Florence, Kentucky, United States
Loss 2–3 Marianna Kheyfets Submission (triangle choke) XFC 11: The Next Generation July 9, 2010 1 3:06 Tampa, Florida, United States
Win 2–2 Rosa Vizcarra TKO (punches) Xtreme Fighters Mexico March 27, 2010 1 1:20 Sonora, Mexico
Loss 1–2 Kerry Vera TKO (punches) Strikeforce Challengers: Woodley vs. Bears November 20, 2009 1 3:35 Kansas City, Kansas, United States
Win 1–1 Lina Kvokov TKO (punches) Strikeforce: Destruction November 21, 2008 1 1:44 San Jose, California, United States
Loss 0–1 Kim Rose Decision (unanimous) Banner Promotions: Night of Combat June 20, 2008 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Amateur mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 1–0 Jessica Porter-Cruz TKO (punches) FCFF: Rumble at the Roseland 34 April 5, 2008 3 1:43 Portland, Oregon, United States

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Kim Couture biography". 2010-07-09. Retrieved 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "KIM COUTURE ON FIGHT WITH KERRY VERA". 2009-11-20. Retrieved 2010-02-05. 
  3. ^ a b "Business Woman, Single Mother, pro Fighter; Kim Couture does it All". 2010-07-08. Retrieved 2010-07-09. 
  4. ^ a b "Chatting With MMA’s Kim Couture". 2010-07-08. Retrieved 2010-07-09. 
  5. ^ "Kim Couture Discusses Fight Debut, Xtreme Couture, and Building One of MMA's Biggest Brands -- An Interview". 2008-01-25. Retrieved 2010-02-05. 
  6. ^ a b "KIM COUTURE LOOKS TO BE AFL BOUND". 2008-06-12. Retrieved 2010-02-05. 
  7. ^ "COUTURE SUFFERS BROKEN JAW; ALESSIO BREAKS ARM (UPDATED)". 2008-06-23. Retrieved 2010-02-05. 
  8. ^ "KIM COUTURE TO FIGHT FOR STRIKEFORCE IN NOV.". 2008-11-03. Retrieved 2010-02-05. 
  9. ^ "Kim Couture Gets First Pro MMA Win vs. Lina Kvokov at Strikeforce: Destruction". 2008-11-21. Retrieved 2010-02-05. 
  10. ^ "Despite opponent change, Miesha Tate comfortable with "win-win" situation". 2009-05-12. Retrieved 2010-02-10. 
  11. ^ "After a Year on Sidelines, Kim Couture Ready to Resume MMA Career". 2009-10-15. Retrieved 2010-02-05. 
  12. ^ "Strikeforce Challengers Results: Kerry Vera Puts A Hurting on Kim Couture". 2009-11-21. Retrieved 2009-05-20. 
  13. ^ "Kim "Mil Mascaras" Couture goes to Mexico for a win". Yahoo! Sports. 2010-03-30. Retrieved 2010-03-30. 
  14. ^ ""XFC 11: THE NEXT GENERATION"". 2010-06-28. Retrieved 2010-06-28. 
  15. ^ "Marianna Kheyfets Submits Kim Couture At XFC 11". Retrieved 2010-07-09. 
  16. ^ "Absolute Action MMA: Battle Against Breast Cancer" Results & pictures". 2010-10-02. Retrieved 2010-10-03. 
  17. ^ "Kheyfets-Bopp, Couture-Holland Added To ROC 32". Retrieved 2010-08-24. 
  18. ^ "Munah Holland defeates Kim Couture". 2010-10-23. Retrieved 2010-10-24. 
  19. ^ "Calgary Commission Renders Decision After Reviewing Questionable Kim Couture Stoppage". Retrieved 2011-07-22. 
  20. ^ "Watch Kim Couture drop her 5th straight MMA match". Retrieved 2014-03-12. 
  21. ^ a b "KIM COUTURE PLANS AUGUST RETURN TO FIGHTING". 2009-06-02. Retrieved 2009-05-26. 
  22. ^ "Kim Couture wins in MMA debut". 2008-04-06. Retrieved 2009-08-17. 

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