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UFC 165 Adds Costantinos Philippou vs. Francis Carmont to Sept. 21 Fight Card

Posted on by MMAWeekly.com Staff

Costas Philippou 478x270Francis Carmont puts his 10-fight winning streak on the line against top-ten ranked Costa Philippou at UFC 165 in Toronto.

Carmont(21-7) has been impressive since his arrival in the UFC, winning five fights in a row.  Training out of the Tristar Gym alongside welterweight titleholder Georges St-Pierre, Carmont will be looking to log his first win over a top-ten-ranked opponent.

Philippou (12-2, 1 no contest) is riding a five-fight winning streak, including a technical knockout of Tim Boetsch in his last outing at UFC 155 in December.  His lone UFC loss came in his promotional debut against Nick Catone at UFC 128.

It will be Philippou’s first fight in 2013.  He was expected to face Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza in May, but an injury forced him out of the bout.

UFC 165 takes place at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto and features two title bouts.  The main event will showcase the UFC light heavyweight title bout between champion Jon Jones and challenger Alexander Gustafsson.  Interim bantamweight champion Renan Barao puts his title on the line against Eddie Wineland in the co-main event.

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  • shakejunt

    hoping costa can avoid the scorecard trap that is francis carmont.

  • Maddawgmar

    I guess Bisping didn’t want to fight Costa.

    • http://www.CombatScienceMMA.com/ CombatScienceMMA

      Bispings fighting Munoz.

  • http://www.CombatScienceMMA.com/ CombatScienceMMA

    I really like Francis a lot. He is a great fighter, but I was hoping for a bigger fight for Costa.

    • BobLemons

      Yeah, Costa deserves a bigger fight, he beat Boetch before Munoz did, he should be fighting Bisping instead, also Costa and Bisping match up really well.

      • http://www.CombatScienceMMA.com/ CombatScienceMMA

        Oh man, the foot work in that, and the kickboxing would be incredible. Great fight. This should be a good fight and all but the winner deserves a high profile fight.

    • Mark McDowall

      Agreed…bit of a step backwards. He needs a big finish otherwise it will hurt him just as much as a loss.

  • JDMMA

    Who is Francis Carmont?

  • greentyson

    UFC match makers need to be taken to the barn and put to sleep! How about Costa v Vitor?