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Strikeforce Play-by-Play: KJ Noons vs. Ryan Couture

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KJ Noons vs. Ryan Couture

Round 1: They touch gloves.  Noons takes the center of the cage.  Couture circles on the outside.  Couture moves in with a jab.  He lands an outside leg kick.  Noons delivers a straight left to the body.  Couture lands a leg kick and clinches.  Noons breaks free but eats a knee in the process.  Noons lands a counter left off of a Couture leg kick.  Couture moves forward.  Noons lands an uppercut.  Couture delivers an outside leg kick.  Noons is carrying his hands low.  He lands a right hand.  Couture switches stances and lands a kick to the body.  Noons lands a combination.  He’s timing Couture moving in.  Noons lands a right hand.  Couture lands and Noons answers with right hands.  Couture misses with a spinning back fist.  Couture continues to work the legs of Noons.  Noons lands an uppercut and a straight right.  Couture lands a spinning back kick to the chest of Noons.  Noons answers wtih a flurry that knocks Couture down.  Noons chases him and lands punches.  The round ends.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Noons.

Round 2: Noons is pressing forward to start the second round.  Couture cirlces.  Couture closes the distance but Noons moves away.  Noons moves in with a combination but Couture covers.  Noons lands a solid left hand and a right.  They have a clash of heads and Noons is cut.  Couture delivers a front kick.  Noons lands a right hand and hurts Couture.  Noons goes in with punches.  Couture covers.  Noons pours it on.  Couture circles. Noons chases him.  Noons lands a right hand.  Couture lands a knee.  Noons leaps in and lands a big right hand.  Couture presses forward and Noons counters with a combination.  Couture lands a left  hand.  Couture moves in with a combination.  Couture pressing the action.  He lands.  Noons jumps in with a knee.  Noons lands a right hand.  They slug it out to the bell.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Noons.

Round 3: They meet at the center of the cage.  Couture delivers a side kick to the body.  Noons lands a double jab.  Noons uses head movement to make Couture miss.  Noons lands a combination on the inside.  Couture throwing kicks.  Couture works for a takedown.  Noons scrambles and gets free.  Couture delivers a knee on the break.  Noons lands a left hand over the top.  Couture presses forward and misses with a high kick.  Couture lands a right hook.  Noons counters.  Noons waits for Couture to move in and counters with punches.  He lands an uppercut.  Noons delivers a right cross counter.  They clinch.  Couture lands a big knee.  Noons moves away.  Couture chases him and Noons plants and lands a combination.  Couture lands a leg kick.  Noons answers with a right hand.  Noons lands an uppercut followed by a left hand.  Couture continues to move forward.  They exchange in the final seconds.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Noons.

The judges score the fight for Couture by split decision. The scorecards read 29-28, 27-30, and 29-28.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/spooner901 Shawn Spooner Fitzgerald

    Bad judging strikes again,,,