A middleweight fight between Gegard Mousasi and Costas Philippou will serve as the co-main event at UFC Fight Night 66 in the Philippines on May 16th.
The No.7 ranked Mousasi is coming off a 70 second TKO victory against Dan Henderson in Sweden earlier in the year.
He’ll now be hoping that’s the start of a more consistent run of form in the UFC as the former Strikeforce light-heavyweight champion has yet to claim back-to-back wins during his 3-2 in the promotion so far. He’s certainly more than capable of doing so with an overall 36-5-2 career record that includes several long winning streaks.
Philippou is also heading to this fight off the back of a swift victory, knocking out Lorenz Larkin in the first round of their encounter back in May of last year.
That brought an end to a two-fight losing streak against Francis Carmont and Luke Rockhold, and left him placed at No.12 in the divisional rankings. He currently holds a 6-3 record in the UFC overall since joining in early 2011.
The UFC’s first ever visit to the Philippines will be headlined by an intriguing featherweight match-up between Frankie Edgar and Urijah Faber and is expected to air live on FOX Sports 1.