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KJ Noons vs. Ryan Couture Added to ‘Strikeforce: That’s All, Folks’ on Jan. 12

(Alternate titles for the event include “Strikeforce: All’s Well That Enswell” and ”Strikeforce: Operation Frequent Wind. / Photo via Showtime Sports.)

Strikeforce continues to blow its talent wad for what might be the last event of its existence. As MMAJunkie reported on Friday, a compelling lightweight battle between KJ Noons vs. Ryan Couture has been added to January 12th lineup, and will likely take place on the Showtime Extreme-televised preliminary card.

Since coming up short against Nick Diaz during their Strikeforce welterweight title fight in October 2010, Noons has gone 1-2 at lightweight, most recently dropping a unanimous decision to Josh Thomson at the Tate vs. Rousey card in March. Still, his sharp boxing and significant experience edge could make him a very tough match for Couture, who is riding a three-fight win streak. Couture won a split-decision over Joe Duarte in his last Strikeforce appearance at Rockhold vs. Kennedy, and was most recently spotted looking at a paint-clad Natasha Wicks with an expression that seemed to say, “You’re hot and everything, but my dad’s already manhandled you, so I don’t know.”

Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy, For Serious This Time [yet another working title] is slated to go down at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, and will feature three title fights and the return of Daniel Cormier. Since the promotion’s last two event cancellations left stars such as Tim Kennedy, Jorge Masvidal, Josh Thomson and Jorge Santiago out in the cold, this lineup could get even more stacked before it’s finalized, so stay tuned…

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dipsetkilla316- November 12, 2012 at 9:27 am
I didnt think ryan would make it in mma but i mean hea wat 5-1 and now fighting kj noons thats a big test for him i think he has the tools to win