A lightweight bout between Conor Heun (9-4 MMA, 1-2 SF) and Ryan Couture (3-1 MMA, 3-1 SF) has been added to March's "Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey" event.
) today confirmed the bout with event sources.
"Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey" takes place March 3 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Columbus, and coincides with the annual Arnold Sports Festival.
The main card airs on Showtime, and prelims air on Showtime Extreme. Heun vs. Couture likely will be part of the prelims.
Heun recently snapped a two-fight skid and picked up his first Strikeforce win with a unanimous-decision victory Magno Almeida in June. Prior to the win, the IFL and EliteXC vet had dropped close decisions to Jorge Gurgel and K.J. Noons under the Strikeforce banner.
Couture recently rebounded from his career loss, which came to Matt Ricehouse in June, with a September majority-decision victory over Maka Watson. Prior to that, the Xtreme Couture fighter opened his pro career in Strikeforce with submission victories over Lucas Stark and Lee Higgins.