- 5-1 MMA / 5-1 Strikeforce Record
- 3 Fight Win Streak
- Notable Wins: Maka Watson, Conor Heun, Joe Duarte
- 11-5 MMA / 3-3 Strikeforce Record
- Lost 3 of Last 4 Fights
- Notable Wins: Nick Diaz, Jorge Gurgel, Billy Evangelista
Strikeforce: Melendez vs Healy
January 12th, 2013
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Chesapeake Energy Arena
Ryan Couture takes a big leap in competition on the heels of a three-fight win streak inside the Strikeforce cage. After a 2-0 start to his career, Couture suffered his first loss to the hands of Matt Ricehouse in June of 2011. He has since put together three consecutive victories together, including wins over Conor Heun and Joe Duarte.
KJ Noons has seen better times inside the cage, losing three of his last four fights in Strikeforce. Noons sky-rocketed up the rankings when he stopped Nick Diaz by TKO at an EliteXC event in November of 2007. He went on to win four more fights until losing to Nick Diaz in the rematch in October of 2010. Most recently, Noons suffered a unanimous decision loss to Josh Thomson at Strikeforce: Rousey vs Tate.