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.