Costa Philippou vs. Francis Carmont confirmed for UFC 165

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Top 10 middleweight Costa Philippou will fight Francis Carmont at UFC 165 in Toronto.

Believe it or not, UFC middleweight Constantinos Philippou is the only top 10 fighter in his division who hasn't fought this year. He was supposed to fight Ronaldo Souza at UFC on FX 8 before a facial cut forced him out, but he's now lined up to face France's Francis Carmont at UFC 165 in Toronto, ON. UFC Canada tweeted confirmation of the match-up earlier today:

Philippou (12-2, 1 NC) is undefeated at middleweight, with his only losses coming to Nick Catone at a 195 lbs catchweight and to Ricardo Romero at light heavyweight. His 5-fight win streak includes a KO win over Jared Hamman and a TKO over Tim Boetsch at UFC 155. Philippou recently switched camps, leaving the Matt Serra-Ray Longo gym in Long Island, NY for Bellmore Kickboxing Academy, which is also in Long Island.

Carmont (21-7) is 5-0 in the UFC, but his last two fights have not been without at least a touch of questionable judging. He won a split decision over Tom Lawlor at UFC 154 in an awful fight, took home unanimous decision honors over Lorenz Larkin at UFC on Fox 7 this past April, and then controversially won both split decisions against Yves Edwards and Ed Herman at UFC on Fox 8. The Frenchman trains out of TriStar, home to Rory MacDonald and Georges St. Pierre.

UFC 165, scheduled for September 21st, now features two title fights (Jon Jones/Alex Gustafsson, Renan Barao/Eddie Wineland) plus a key lightweight fight between Pat Healy and Khabib Nurmagomedov and now this middleweight clash.

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