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Costa Philippou next up at UFC 154 against Nick Ring

Constantinos Philippou, left, and Court McGee exchange punches

Constantinos Philippou, left, and Court McGee exchange punches during the UFC on FX middleweight bout in Sydney, Australia. (March 3, 2012) Credit: Getty

Somewhat under the radar Costa Philippou has moved.

But the UFC middleweight from Long Island (via Cyprus) has won four straight fights and gets his next opportunity Nov. 17 at UFC 154 in Montreal where he'll fight Nick Ring. The bout's placement -- prelims on FX or main card on pay-per-view -- has not been announced yet.

Philippou (11-2, 4-1 UFC), a Serra-Longo Fight Team member, last fought at UFC 148 on July 7 when he beat Riki Fukuda by unanimous decision. He also has decision wins over Court McGee and Jorge Rivera, plus a knockout of Jared Hamman.

Ring (13-1, 3-1) is coming off a unanimous decision victory over Court McGee at UFC 149.

If you're searching for storylines, here's one: Ring was on Season 11 of "The Ultimate Fighter," the same season Philippou made it to the round of 32.

New York Sports