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

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 9 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 )


Total Attempted Strikes
36% Successful
Types of Successful Strikes
71% Standing
Striking Defense
The percentage of total strikes avoided


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


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

•    Pro since 2008

•    Five wins by KO, one by submission

•    First pro loss was in debut against UFC vet Ricardo Romero via split decision.

•    Former pro boxer with 3-0 (1 KO) record. Last pro bout was in 2007.

•    Competed on season 11 of The Ultimate Fighter – was eliminated by Joseph Henle in the opening round.


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