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When Riki Fukuda poked Costa Philippou in both eyes during their fight at UFC 148 in July, the Serra-Longo fighter was none too pleased.
With 1:45 left, Philippou went down quickly from the poke and could be heard screaming "Oh my God" as he winced in pain. It took him several minutes to be able to open his eyes. He still won the fight by unanimous decision.
As the Bayside-based...Read more »
Costa Philippou fights Tim Boetsch at UFC 155 this Saturday, Dec. 29, just 42 days after he was last scheduled to fight.
But that bout at UFC 154 was canceled the morning of when his opponent, Nick Ring, was too sick to fight. That essentially turned Philippou's training camp for this Saturday into 13-14 weeks, give or take 3-4 days.
Here, in Round 3 of our pre-fight Philippou coverage,...Read more »
Here's the first video from our sit-down with Costa Philippou, UFC middleweight from Queens (by way of Long Island by way of Cyprus).
In this video, filmed at Serra BJJ in Levittown, Philippou talks about he found out he'd be replacing Serra-Longo teammate Chris Weidman at UFC 155 and what it means to his career to be fighting Tim Boetsch on Dec. 29....Read more »