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Ryan Couture wanted to give his brain some time to heal following knockout lost to Patricky Pitbull

The opening matchup of the Bellator 162 main card on Friday night in Memphis, Tennessee will be a lightweight bout as Ryan Couture steps back into competition as he will welcome Goiti Yamauchi to the Bellator 155 pound division on the fight card coming from the FedEx Forum.

Couture (10-4) enters this fight card following a knockout defeat against Patricky “Pitbull” Freire nearly nine months ago at Bellator 148 and the defeat snapped a four fight winning streak. During that winning streak, all of the wins came by rear-naked choke submission and three of them came in the opening round.

During last week’s edition of “The MMA Report Podcast,” Couture was a guest on the podcast to discuss his upcoming fight on Friday against Yamauchi and the complete interview is below.