Couture, Alessio break bones in 'Night of Combat' fights
Battling through injuries on Saturday night,
Couture endured a broken jaw in the fight and MMAWeekly.com has confirmed that she actually broke the jaw in two places, at her chin and close to her right ear. She will have the jaw wired shut on Monday and it will likely be in place for approximately five weeks.
Beyond the jaw being wired shut, she will also have to wait additional time before the jaw is healed enough to endure any kind of contact or sparring. According to
During her time off, Couture will be able to keep up with cardio conditioning, weight training, and other types of physical activity that will keep the jaw from being damaged in any way.
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship and World Extreme Cagefighting welterweight
Alessio will have the arm in a cast and according to representatives from Xtreme Couture the injury is similar to the one suffered by UFC heavyweight champion
Both are in good spirits following their fights and are expected to make a full recovery.