Strikeforce Tate Vs. Roudey Results: Ryan Couture Stops Conor Heun In The Third

Ryan Couture defeated Conor Heun by TKO. The stoppage came at 2:52 in the third round.

Ryan Couture attacked early in the first with leg kicks to try and establish his range. As Ryan closed the distance Heun changed levels but couldn't get the fight to the ground. Ryan Couture clinched up and worked knees against the fence to soften up the legs of Heun. Couture worked a jab-cross combination and followed up with a kick to the body. Heun used the opening to take Ryan Couture to the ground. Ryan Couture threw his legs up for a triangle and Heun picked him up and slammed him to the mat. Ryan transitioned to an omoplata on the way back down and used it to scramble back to his feet. The round ended with Ryan throwing a punch combination.

Heun opened up the second round with a single leg but couldn't get Couture to the ground. Couture found a home for his jab early in the round landing it multiple times. Heun changed levels and took Ryan down but was unable to take advantage of the opportunity with Ryan throwing up submissions. Ryan used an armbar to stand and took Heun to the mat. Ryan quickly transitioned to back control and looked to finish the fight with a palm to palm rear naked choke. Couture finished the round attacking.

The third began with Couture likely ahead on the judges' score cards. Couture closed the distance well and used a body lock to take the fight to the ground. Couture passed to mount and used positional control to keep Heun on his back. Heun gave up his back as Couture sunk in both hooks and started to throw punches to the head. The referee gave Heun the opportunity to fight back but Couture was just too much. The referee stepped in and stopped the fight.

SBN coverage of Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey

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