Kaufman Subs in for Couture, Meets Tate on May 15th

Written by Tom Ngo
May 14th, 2009


With Kim Couture’s recent decision to withdraw from her “ShoMMA: Strikeforce Challenger” bout against Miesha Tate, the organization has inked the undefeated Sarah Kaufman as her replacement.

Strikeforce Director of Marketing Mike Afromowitz confirmed early this morning that fight contracts have been signed, and this female bout will remain on the televised portion of the Showtime broadcast.

Due to reports of an impending divorce from UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture, Kim was forced to pull out of the May 15th scrap.

Tate is riding a four-fight winning streak, finishing in three of those affairs.

Kaughman, who is one of the world’s best female up-and-comers, fully intends on using Showtime as her stage to perform.

“I wouldn’t have taken the fight if I didn’t think I could really showcase what I’m able to do,” Kaufman said. “I feel really good.

“As soon as I heard that Kim was out, right away I was talking to my coach saying, ‘I think I should do it. I think I should take this fight.'”

Here is the lineup that Save Mart Center in Fresno, California will host:

Preliminary Bouts:

Fabricio Camoes vs. TBD
Cody Cantebury vs. Ben Holscher
Ousmane Thomas Diagne vs. Kaleo Kwan
Zolia Frausto vs. Avery Vilche

Main Bouts:

Miesha Tate vs. Sarah Kaufman
George Bush III vs. Lavar Johnson
Aaron Rosa vs. Anthony Ruiz
Isaac De Jesus vs. Bao Quach
Mike Aina vs. Billy Evangelista

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