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Costas Philippou

Costas Philippou

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  • Given Name: Constantinos Philippou
  • Professional MMA Record: 13-4-0, 1 NC (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname:
  • Current Streak: 1 Win
  • Age: 34 | Date of Birth: 1979.11.29
  • Last Fight: May 10, 2014 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Middleweight | Last Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: Bellmore Kickboxing MMA
  • Height: 5'11" (181cm) | Reach: 74.5" (189cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $105,000 USD
  • Born: Limassol, Cyprus
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG  |  UFC.com
  • Fighting out of: Long Island, New York
  • Personal Pages: Twitter

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Costas Philippou Wiki Update Wiki

Constantinos ''Costas'' Philippou began training boxing back in 1994 and would move to the United States and within two months he competed for the Golden Gloves. He made it to the finals at Madison Square Garden but would lose by split decision. He turned professional and would win 3 boxing fights before differences between his coach and manager led him to retire from boxing. He instead would start training MMA falling in love with it. He made his MMA debut against fellow future UFC fighter Ricardo Romero, losing via split decison. He went to win his next five fights before being selected as a contestant on The Ultimate Fighter: Team Liddell vs. Team Ortiz. He would lose in the elimination round to Joseph Henle via submission. 


Costas would receive a second chance and faced Nick Catone in his UFC debut at UFC 128 as a late replacement for Dan Miller. He went on to lose a unanimous decision but the UFC kept him around. After earning his first UFC win with a split decision over Jorge Rivera, Philippou went on to win his next three fights with victories over Jared Hamman, Court McGee and Riki Fukuda. He next took on Tim Boetsch at UFC 155 in a battle for a top spot in the middleweight division. In a back and forth battle, Costas was able to finish a badly battered Boetsch by TKO near the end of the last round. Costas was then supposed to welcome Strikeforce veteran and former champion Ronaldo Souza to the UFC at UFC on FX 8 but would have to withdraw from the bout following an injury during training.


His next fight instead would be against Francis Carmont and he would be out grappled for 3 rounds losing the decision. Looking to rebound, Philippou fought former Strikeforce Middleweight Champion, Luke Rockhold, at UFC Fight Night 35 in the main event. Rockhold hit Philippou with several vicious body kicks in the first round en route to a TKO victory, giving Philippou the first stoppage loss of his MMA career.


The Ultimate Fighter 11

Episode 1 Joseph Henle def. Philippou by Armbar at 2:17 of Round 2

Last updated 04.16.2014, 11:00 AM ET
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Costas Philippou Middleweight Ranking History

Costas Philippou MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
3:47 Round 1 of 3

Lorenz Larkin
12-4-0 14-2-0

UFC Fight Night 40: Brown vs. Silva
Co-Main Event | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2014.05.10
Odds: +170 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $46,000 ($23K Base, $23K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs | Referee: Kevin Hancock
#35 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2014
Loss | KO/TKO
2:31 Round 1 of 5

Luke Rockhold
12-3-0 10-2-0

UFC Fight Night 35: Rockhold vs. Philippou
Main Event | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2014.01.15
Odds: +325 (Moderate Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $23,000 Base | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs | Referee: Herb Dean
#5 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2014
UFC Fight Night 35 Knockout of the Night
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Francis Carmont
12-2-0 21-7-0

UFC 165: Jones vs. Gustafsson
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2013.09.21
Odds: -150 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 186.0 lbs | Referee: John McCarthy
Cancelled Bout Ronaldo Souza UFC on FX 8 2013.05.18
Reason: Philippou Facial Cut
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:11 Round 3 of 3, 12:11 Total

Tim Boetsch
11-2-0 16-4-0

UFC 155: Dos Santos vs. Velasquez 2
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2012.12.29
Odds: +130 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $36,000 ($18K Base, $18K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 186.0 lbs | Referee: Kim Winslow
Cancelled Bout Nick Ring UFC 154 2012.11.17
Reason: Ring Illness
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Riki Fukuda
10-2-0 18-5-0

UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen 2
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2012.07.07
Odds: -200 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 186.0 lbs | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Court McGee
9-2-0 14-1-0

UFC on FX 2: Alves vs. Kampmann
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2012.03.02
Odds: +115 (Near Even) | Weigh-In: 185.5 lbs | Referee: John Sharp
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
3:11 Round 1 of 3

Jared Hamman
8-2-0 13-3-0

UFC 140: Jones vs. Machida
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2011.12.10
Odds: +165 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Jorge Rivera
7-2-0 19-8-0

UFC 133: Evans vs. Ortiz 2
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2011.08.06
Odds: +120 (Near Even) | Weigh-In: 185.2 lbs | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
Cancelled Bout Rafael Natal UFC 133 2011.08.06
Reason: Phillippou to Main Card
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Nick Catone
7-1-0 8-2-0

UFC 128: Shogun vs Jones
Preliminary Card | Catchweight | 195 lbs

2011.03.19
Odds: +170 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 195.0 lbs | Referee: Kevin MacDonald
Win | Decision | Majority
3 Rounds, 12:00 Total

Uriah Hall
6-1-0 4-1-0

Ring of Combat 34
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2011.02.04
Weigh-In: 185.5 lbs | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
0:11 Round 1 of 3

Aung La Nsang
5-1-0 9-4-0

Ring of Combat 33
Main Card | Catchweight | 188 lbs

2010.12.03
Weigh-In: 188.0 lbs | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
No Contest
2:47 Round 2 of 3, 6:47 Total

Marcus Finch
5-1-0 1-0-0

Ring of Combat 32
Main Card | Catchweight | 195 lbs

2010.10.23
Weigh-In: 194.6 lbs | Referee: Kevin MacDonald
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Victor O'Donnell
4-1-0 7-0-0

Ring of Combat 26
Main Card | Title Challenge | Middleweight | 185

2009.09.11
Referee: Dan Miragliotta
Win | Submission | Choke
2:27 Round 1 of 3

Aaron Meisner
3-1-0 3-0-0

Ring of Combat 23
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2009.02.20
Weigh-In: 185.5 lbs | Referee: Mark Matheny
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
3:05 Round 3 of 3, 11:05 Total

John Doyle
2-1-0 6-4-0

Ring of Combat 22
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2008.11.21
Weigh-In: 206.0 lbs | Referee: Kevin Mulhall
Win | KO/TKO | Injury
3:29 Round 1 of 3

Brendan Barrett
1-1-0 3-3-0

Ring of Combat 21
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2008.09.12
Weigh-In: 204.0 lbs | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
Win | KO/TKO | Punch
0:22 Round 1 of 3

Tony Andreocci
0-1-0 0-0-0

Ring of Combat 20
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 235 lbs

2008.06.27
Referee: Yves Lavigne
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Ricardo Romero
0-0-0 4-0-0

Ring of Combat 19
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2008.05.09
Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs | Referee: Dan Miragliotta

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