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Couture was out-landed consistently throughout the fight, but still got the nod from the judges.
One of the few matches that wasn't supposed to be a showcase fight was the bout between KJ Noons and Ryan Couture.
Noons has wins over many impressive opponents, including Nick Diaz and Yves Edwards, but has fallen on rough times of late, and is 1-3 in his last four. Couture is undeniably talented, but still a fairly raw prospect.
The two of them combined for an exciting, back-and-forth fight. Noons, however, demonstrated his superior stand-up game, and consistently caught Couture, who couldn't take the fight to the ground. At least, that's how most of us saw the fight.
Two of the three judges saw something else. What, exactly? Who knows.
Couture had his hand raised and Noons immediately stormed out of the cage. The stats, too, disagreed with the decision. It's a tough turn for Noons, who has to be wondering if this unfortunate turn could put him on the free agent market.