Reporter's Notebook: The Kim Couture Fight

Last June, close to 9,000 people were on hand inside the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas as Kim Couture, wife of Randy "The Natural" Couture, five-time UFC champion in two different weight classifications, fought Kim Rose. In the opening moments, Kim Couture catches a haymaker right from Rose. It splits her jawbone in half. But Couture battles through the remaining 15-minute fight, causing many to say the fight should have been stopped, and others, to question if women should even be in the ring.

In the history of women's MMA, it will always be referred to as, "The Kim Couture fight." Watch it for yourself. But know that Couture was grateful that referee Josh Rosenthal "had the sack to keep the fight going."


Round 1:


Round 2:


Round 3:


And later, a closer up look at Couture's bottom row of teeth hanging at two different levels:
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