The black belt in judo and former Strikeforce light-hw champion Gegard Mousasi entered this fight with a pro mma record of 36-5-2 (86% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.5 middleweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Chris Weidman). He suffered his last defeat in September 2014, against Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza (=Souza vs Mousasi 2), but then he came back to win in 2015 beating Dan Henderson (=Henderson vs Mousasi).
His opponent, Constantinos Philippou, has a record of 13-4-0 (62% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.14 in the same weight class. He lost two consecutive bouts between 2013 and 2014, against Francis Carmont (=Philippou vs Carmont) and Luke Rockhold (=Rockhold vs Philippou), but then he won over Lorenz Larkin (=Philippou vs Larkin). Mousasi vs Philippou is on the undercard of Frankie Edgar vs Urijah Faber – UFC Fight Night 66. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC Fight Night 66: Edgar vs Faber
Where: Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines
Division: middleweight (185 lbs, 84 kg)
UFC Fight Night 66 fight card (main card):
Frankie Edgar vs Urijah Faber
Gegard Mousasi vs Costas Philippou
Mark Munoz vs Luke Barnatt
Neil Magny vs Hyun Gyu Lim
Yui Chul Nam vs Phillipe Nover
Levan Makashvili vs Mark Eddiva
Mousasi’s previous fight: Dan Henderson vs Gegard Mousasi
Philippou’s previous fight: Costas Philippou vs Lorenz Larkin
Mousasi’s next fight: Gegard Mousasi vs Uriah Hall
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