Costas
Philippou
13-4-0, 1NC( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 10 fights.
Record: 13-4-0, 1NC
Summary: Striking

Fighter Info

Nickname: Costa
From: Limassol Cyprus
Fights Out Of: Long Island , NY USA
Age: 35
Height: 5' 11" ( 180 cm )
Weight: 185 lb ( 84 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
649
36% Successful
235
Types of Successful Strikes
0
235
71% Standing
13%
16%
167
30
38
Striking Defense
57
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
6
50% Successful
3
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
2
2
1
Takedown Defense
73
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
UPCOMING
Costas Philippou
UFC Fight Night 59: McGregor vs. Siver
Jan 18, 2015
-- -- -- -- --
Uriah Hall -- -- -- --
Win
Costas Philippou May 10, 2014
15 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Lorenz Larkin 16 0 0 0
Loss
Luke Rockhold Jan 15, 2014
12 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Costas Philippou 4 0 0 0
Loss
Costas Philippou Sep 21, 2013
7 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Francis Carmont 29 5 0 14
Win
Tim Boetsch Dec 29, 2012
25 2 0 0 R3 KO/TKO
Costas Philippou 28 0 0 0
Win
Costas Philippou Jul 7, 2012
42 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Riki Fukuda 44 0 0 0
Win
Court McGee Mar 2, 2012
58 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Costas Philippou 60 0 0 0
Win
Jared Hamman Dec 10, 2011
9 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Costas Philippou 21 1 1 0
Win
Jorge Rivera Aug 6, 2011
25 1 0 0 R3 Decision - Split
Costas Philippou 35 2 1 2
Loss
Costas Philippou Mar 19, 2011
23 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Nick Catone 31 3 0 4

Biography

TRAINING: Conditioning in the morning with a little bit of weights and running. Jiu-Jitsu and wrestling around noon. Sparring at night, two to three times a week.


When and why did you start training for fighting? I started boxing in 1994. Boxing was huge then and basically I wanted to learn how to defend myself. I found myself fighting six months after that. A few years later, my best friend, who was my coach at the time, decided that I had to leave the country and go to the States and turn pro as a boxer. It was overnight almost. I fought in the Golden Gloves two months after I came to the country and I made it to the finals in Madison Square Garden but I lost a split decision. I turned pro, had three fights, and my last fight was on ESPN, and due to some differences with my manager and coach over here, I decided I was going to quit, but I was still under contract for two more years, so I figured I’d give MMA a shot. And I fell in love with it.

What ranks and titles have you held? Ring of Combat title. In amateur boxing, in 1996, I won the Bronze medal in the European Championships in Turkey. I tried for the Olympic Games but I didn’t make it by a couple points.

Do you have any heroes? No

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? Every mixed martial artist’s dream is to fight in the UFC so for me, it’s a dream come true. I came close last time and I screwed up, so hopefully it will go my way this time. I’m at a different level this time against a huge opponent, but I think I can do it, I’m going to do my best, and it will be a good fight. Win or lose, I’m going to put on a show.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I had two years of college in Greece, but it didn’t go too well.

What was your job before you started fighting? Personal trainer, bouncer, process server.

Ranks in any martial arts styles: None

Favorite grappling technique: The can opener and the armbar

Favorite striking technique: Right cross / left hook

Career

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