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.