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Kim Couture withdraws from May 15 SHO MMA fight

Kim Couture, the wife of Randy Couture, has pulled out of her SHO MMA fight on May 15 against Miesha Tate in Fresno, Calif.

A MySpace message from Tate indicated marital issues as a reason for Couture's withdrawal from the 135-pound bout.

Couture (1-1) had been looking to string back-to-back wins with the Strikeforce organization. Last November, she scored a first-round TKO over Lina Kvokov. In her debut last June, Couture lasted three tough rounds before losing on the scorecards to Kim Rose.

Tate (5-1) has won her last four and considered this fight her big break because of the exposure Showtime would have provided her. Her sole loss was a head kick KO to EliteXC veteran Kaitlin Young.

Fortunately for Tate, Strikeforce is looking for a replacement to allow the Tacoma fighter to remain on the card.

A lightweight bout between undefeated Billy Evangelista (9-0) and BJ Penn-trained Mike Aina (11-6-1) will headline this SHO MMA card at the Save Mart Center.