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Don't sleep on Costa Philippou
His full name is Constantinos Philippou, but he goes by "Costas" and is introduced as "Costa."
As trainer Ray Longo often says, "I New-Yorked his name."
However you choose to address the UFC middleweight, understand this: Philippou has quietly put together a four-fight win streak using precision striking and an ever-improving takedown defense.
And now the Cyprus native and Serra-Longo fight team member is gaining some attention as he prepares to fight Nick Ring at UFC 154 in Montreal. Philippou will be on the main card, which means you'll have to watch the pay-per-view in order to see the fight.