That should end the speculation for you", "UFC middleweight Costas Philippou retires", Professional MMA record for Costas Philippou, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Costas_Philippou&oldid=969606997, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 26 July 2020, at 13:26. Given Name: Ioannis Paleologus. Gianni “the Greek” Karalis is back with a new co-host and per the usual, a fatter wallet. As of 20 October 2020, the UFC roster consisted of fighters … He is well known for appearing as a fighter on the TV show The Ultimate Fighter: Team Hughes vs. Sotiropoulos was expected to face former PRIDE Lightweight Champion Takanori Gomi on 26 February 2012 at UFC 144. [16] He lost the fight via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27). See All. Elias Michael Theodorou (born May 31, 1988) is a Canadian mixed martial artist of Greek descent. Height: 6'2" (188cm) | Reach: N/A. Philippou first made his appearance in the UFC on The Ultimate Fighter: Team Liddell vs. Last Fight: December 15, 2019 in CS. He has remained affiliated with Enson Inoue's Purebred gyms throughout his career since then. [14] The fight earned Sotiropoulos his first Fight of the Night award in the UFC. Sotiropoulos has also competed in amateur boxing, and in 2004, won a Victorian State Amateur Boxing Championship. Philippou replaced his injured training partner Chris Weidman against Tim Boetsch at UFC 155 on December 29, 2012. PLEASE UNFOLLOW. Team Serra, fighting on Team Serra and as the coach for Team Australia on The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes. Sat, Jan 16 / 3:00 PM EST / Main Card. Born: 1990-01-23. He eventually lost the fight via third-round TKO from Pearson. Philippou faced Lorenz Larkin in the co-main event at UFC Fight Night 40. [31] After years of living in Washington state and New York City,[32][33] Sotiropoulos moved to Melbourne, Australia in 2016 and currently manages his own MMA gym, Omega Jiu-Jitsu & MMA there. Tyron Woodley is one of the most ripped UFC fighters in the world "The Chosen One" is beyond the shadow of a doubt, one of the most polarizing personalities in all of combat sports. Name: Alexandre Kartozia. Mike Bronzoulis"The Greek Assassin". He formerly fought for the UFC's Middleweight division. The UFC workout program to get built like a fighter Survive five rounds with a madman—or just look like you could—with this Octagon-worthy workout. George Sotiropoulos (born 9 July 1977) is an Australian born retired mixed martial artist of Greek descent who previously fought in the UFC in their Lightweight division. Age: 33 | Date of Birth: 1987.08.19. Agelos Giatras. 2-4-0. [6] Philippou won the fight via split decision, earning his first UFC victory. He lost the bout via submission in the first round. Andreas Michailidis is here to change this trend. [12] Philippou was victorious with a third round TKO stoppage. Israel Adesanya hold another fight in the main pay-per-view and his earnings will increased to $1.25 million including guaranteed payout between ($500k to $800k) at UFC 253. Noons on 19 October 2013 at UFC 166. Adrianos Stokas. With the help of high heels, Clark managed to tower over her 5’10” hubby as they posed for photos. [24] He lost the fight via unanimous decision. Philippou was expected to face Ronaldo Souza on May 18, 2013 at UFC on FX 8. Hughes nosed ahead of St-Pierre thanks to a whopping 45 career wins. Sotiropoulos eventually forced the tap out with a kimura lock in the second round.[10]. In 2005, his best friend and coach Polis encouraged him to move to the United States to become a professional. [34], The Ultimate Fighter: Team Hughes vs. United States. Mike Bronzoulis. Sotiropoulos survived a fast start by his opponent, thus gassing Lauzon in one round, and allowing Sotiropoulos to dominate the next round, winning by kimura in the second round in a bout that won Fight of the Night honors. He competed for the UFC in the Middleweight division where he was ranked 13th until his release, and won The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia Current Streak: N/A. Costas fought in the Golden Gloves two months after coming to the United States, but lost in the finals at Madison Square Garden by a split decision to Nagy Aguilera. Philippou was born in Limassol on 29 November 1979. [23] Pearson dominated him throughout the fight, and although he narrowly avoiding being knocked out several times, Sotiropoulos was visibly rocked in all three rounds; being knocked down in two of them. The above information based on recently held UFC pay-per-views during corona-virus pandemic. Last Fight: N/A. Current Streak: 3 Wins. Affiliation: N/A. [15] The win pushed Sotiropoulos to a perfect 7–0 record in the UFC and established him as one of the top contenders in the UFC's lightweight division. MMATEAM.GR ′′ From athletes to athletes ′′! Check the profile pic", "@mookiealexander he has indicated to UFC that he has retired. "[23] The UFC then confirmed via Twitter that he had told them of his retirement.[24][25]. [13] Making his first appearance on the main card of a UFC pay-per-view event, Sotiropoulos improved to 5–0 in the UFC as he defeated Stevenson via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) in a dominant performance, prompting Dana White to say that Sotiropoulos was "in the mix" for a title shot. [12] Sotiropoulos' wish was granted and faced Joe Stevenson on 21 February 2010 at UFC 110. [4] He lost the fight via unanimous decision. Giagos faced Jorge de Oliveira on March 21, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 62. He went on to defeat Richie Hightower in the quarterfinals via submission due to a kimura. Holloway vs Kattar. The Ultimate Fighter: Team Liddell vs. During this time period he also trained at 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu with Eddie Bravo.[8]. Sotiropoulos suffered his first UFC loss to Dennis Siver via unanimous decision at UFC 127. LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 06: (L-R) Dominick Cruz punches Casey Kenney in their bantamweight fight during the UFC 259 event at UFC APEX on March 06, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Philippou made his professional MMA debut in May 2008 for the Ring of Combat promotion, losing to fellow future UFC fighter Ricardo Romero by split decision. [3] Prior to his MMA career in the UFC, Sotiropoulos trained with veteran UFC and PRIDE fighter Enson Inoue. Sotiropoulos defeated Roman Mitichyan at UFC Fight Night 13 on 2 April 2008 by TKO in the second round. [19] He won the fight via knockout in the first round. Sotiropoulos faced Hawaiian K.J. AGE: 31 Hawthorne, California. MMATEAM.GR ′′ From athletes to athletes ′′! The rest was history, and the Eastern Illinois wrestler became the UFC's most accomplished fighter of the first half of the 2000's. He formerly fought for the UFC's Middleweight division. Philippou faced off against Jared Hamman on December 10, 2011 at UFC 140. Costas transitioned to MMA after disputes with his manager and coach. 5'6" (168cm) Bantamweight. The long-legged temptress looked fantastic when she hit the red carpet at the Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts Awards with her husband, ex-UFC fighter Kenny Florian. Philippou next defeated Riki Fukuda via unanimous decision on July 7, 2012 at UFC 148. Born: 1979-01-05. Won the Ring of Combat Middleweight Championship. On July 7, 2015, Philippou retired from MMA. AGE: 42 Houston, … [13] However, Philippou pulled out of the bout in early May, citing a cut above his eye, and was replaced by Chris Camozzi.[14][15]. Philippou had previously trained with the Serra-Longo fight team, but as of May 30, 2013 he decided to switch camps to Bellmore Kickboxing Academy. Weight Class: Middleweight | Last Weigh-In: 181.0 lbs. [22] He lost the fight by unanimous decision. [4][5][6], Following his appearance on The Ultimate Fighter: Team Hughes vs. Philippou got a second chance in the UFC after stepping in as a late replacement for Dan Miller, who was moved up the card to face Nate Marquardt, facing Nick Catone at UFC 128 in a catchweight bout of 195 pounds. Giagos won the fight via submission in the first round. Height: 6'2" (188cm) | … Translated. 205 lbs. Sotiropoulos was then expected to face Matt Grice at UFC Fight Night 17, but was forced to withdraw due to another injury. Philippou next faced Francis Carmont at UFC 165. [16] Sotiropoulos was unable to take the fight to the ground and was forced to strike with the German Kickboxing Champion Siver. [19] However, Dunham was forced out of the bout with an injury, and replaced by Rafael dos Anjos. United Arab … 6'0". @andreas_michailidis @andreas_michailidis @ufc #mma #ufc #fighter #kickboxing #boxing #greece In July 2012 Sotiropoulos was confirmed as the Australian coach for The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes, and faced Ross Pearson on 15 December 2012 at the finale - UFC on FX 6. He was scheduled to fight judoka Karo Parisyan at UFC 87, however Sotiropoulos was forced to withdraw due to injury. … [11] In a post-fight interview following the win, Sotiropoulos stated his desire to compete at the UFC 110 card, in Sydney, Australia. Born: 1980-03-24. Height. UFC 236, Gianni came out ahead much to the surprise of nobody watching and was a … Earlier in the day, he made his Twitter account private, with an avatar that read, "THIS ACCOUNT IS NO LONGER IN SERVICE. Weight Class: Heavyweight | Last Weigh-In: N/A. [27] The bout was rescheduled and took place at Titan FC 29 on 22 August 2014. Sotiropoulos defeated Billy Miles at The Ultimate Fighter: Team Hughes vs Team Serra Finale via submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:36 of the first round. [2] In 2003 and 2007, he represented Australia in the Submission Wrestling World Championships. [20] Sotiropoulos was knocked out just 59 seconds into the first round. Ultimate Fighting Championship. http://GreekReporter.com - "The Greek" is a documentary telling the story of Vaggelis Chatzis, the only one-armed professional boxer in the world. Sotiropoulous is featured in UFC Undisputed 3 as a Lightweight fighter alongside the likes of Clay Guida, Dennis Siver, Joe Lauzon and Frankie Edgar. [17] The loss setback Sotiropoulos' chances of a title shot.[18]. MMA Junkie: UFC 260 weigh-in results and live video stream MMA Junkie: Kamaru Usman hopes his championship pedigree in Francis Ngannou's corner helps at UFC 260 MMA Weekly: UFC 260 weigh-in video live stream & results: Miocic vs. Ngannou 2 MMAFighting.com: Patricky Freire vs. Peter Queally targeted for Bellator 258 She is classified as a flyweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (the "flyweight" class is defined as a female under 125 pounds of 57 kg). [28] He lost the fight via unanimous decision. Philippou then turned pro and had three fights three wins, the third being featured on ESPN. Sotiropoulos defeated Jared Rollins in the first round of the competition by KO. @andreas_michailidis @andreas_michailidis @ufc #mma #ufc #fighter #kickboxing #boxing #greece. During the bout, he showcased his high level grappling skills, passing Roop's guard with ease. [7] He won the match via KO at 3:11 in the first round. The two met during a winning bout Sotiropoulos had with Sergio Lourenço in Guam. 182.88 cm Weight. Team Serra, fighting on Team Serra and as the coach for Team Australia on The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes. Nik Fekete. [29], Sotiropoulos has a Bachelor of Business in Banking and Finance, Associate Diploma of Business in International Trade from Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia. Team Serra, Sotiropoulos moved to Long Island, NY to train at with Matt Serra[4][7] Sotiropoulos then relocated to Las Vegas, Nevada, and trained at Xtreme Couture. He called out Molenkamp for a charity fight which even left UFC commentator Joe Rogan stunned. Sotiropoulos went on to have a 7–2 record in small MMA organizations, until he was invited to participate in The Ultimate Fighter in 2007. Pro Boxing Record: 6-2-1 (Win-Loss-Draw) Nickname: N/A. Tom "The Greek Warrior" Theocharis (4-4-0) is a Pro MMA Fighter out of London, Ontario and the #43rd ranked Pro Mens Welterweight in Canada. On 22 January 2014 it was announced that Sotiropoulos had signed a four-fight contract with Titan Fighting Championship and was expected to debut on 25 April at Titan FC 28[26] against Mike Ricci however Ricci withdrew from the bout due to injury. Philippou was expected to face Uriah Hall on January 18, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 59,[20] however, Philippou would be forced out the bout due to injury.[21]. Philippou began boxing in 1994 and had his first fight six months later. Sotiropoulos then faced Joe Lauzon on 20 November 2010 at UFC 123. Christos Giagos. This list of current UFC fighters records current Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighters' information, country origins, recent fighter signings and departures, fight schedules and results and the champion of each division. Sotiropoulos defeated Ultimate Fighter 9 alumni Jason Dent in the second round via armbar submission on 21 November 2009, at UFC 106. After losing four in a row, Sotiropoulos was released from his UFC contract on 18 December 2013.[25]. He went on to win two more fights until his first career loss via split decision to Kyle Noke in 2005, one year later he was able to avenge his first loss by defeating Noke by unanimous decision. Sotiropoulos made his professional debut in 2004 against fellow Australian Gavin Murie, in which Sotiropoulos was able to win via armbar submission in the first round. Giagos made his promotional debut against Gilbert Burns on October 25, 2014 at UFC 179. [9], After an 18-month break in his career, Sotiropoulos switched weight classes, winning his Lightweight debut at UFC 101 on 8 August 2009 against George Roop. 6'2" (188cm) Light … The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is a mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion, founded in 1993 by Art Davie and Rorion Gracie. George Sotiropoulos (born 9 July 1977) is an Australian born retired mixed martial artist of Greek descent who previously fought in the UFC in their Lightweight division. [9], Philippou was expected to face Nick Ring on November 17, 2012 at UFC 154[10] however, the fight was cancelled on the day of the event as Ring fell ill.[11]. However, he never made it as part of the cast to move into the house after losing to Joseph Henle via submission in the opening elimination bout. Team Ortiz. Height. It’s the pinnacle and the big stage where any and every aspiring fighter hopes to find themselves one day. While there is a multitude of different fighting organizations across the globe, nothing compares to the prestige of The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Pro MMA Record: 18-9-1 (Win-Loss-Draw) Nickname: Greek Emperor. UFC 260: Miocic vs Ngannou 2 Fight Results Live Results, Winner Interviews And More From UFC 260: Miocic vs Ngannou 2, Live From The UFC Apex In Las Vegas on Ma Read the story Sotiropoulos was then defeated by Tom Speer in the semi-finals by knockout, shortly after an accidental thumb to the eye. Philippou faced Gegard Mousasi on May 16, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 66. AGE: 41 New York City, New York. According to Matt Serra, Philippou left the team on good terms.[3]. Philippou was expected to face BJJ black belt Rafael Natal on August 6, 2011 at UFC 133, replacing an injured Riki Fukuda. Philippou fought TUF 11 winner Court McGee on March 3, 2012 at UFC on FX 2. He is well known for appearing as a fighter on the TV show The Ultimate Fighter: Team Hughes vs. The Russian-Austrian fighter of Chechen ethnicity has been in the top-15 Lightweight UFC rankings just once in his UFC career with 3 Performance of Night bonuses and 5 … Rome-native Alessio Di Chirico discusses his upcoming bout with Gareth McLellan at UFC on FOX: Maia vs. Condit, as well as why he doesn’t identify with Ancient Rome’s most famous fighters. Abu Dhabi. Constantinos Philippou (Greek: Κωνσταντίνος Φιλίππου, born 29 November 1979) is a retired Greek-Cypriot mixed martial artist. Philippou faced Luke Rockhold on January 15, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 35. 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UFC Fight Island. United States. Sotiropoulos fought Kurt Pellegrino at UFC 116 on 3 July 2010, and won by a commanding unanimous decision. [8] He won the fight via unanimous decision after a back and forth bout. 92.99 kg. The UFC is the premier organization in all of mixed martial arts. Andreas Michailidis, top Greek athlete and active UFC fighter ready for his next match in the top competition and always with our support! In fact, she towers over Kenny in many photos. Age & Date of Birth: N/A. [17] He lost the fight via KO in the first round.[18]. [21] However, Sotiropoulos was forced out of the bout with an injury and replaced by Eiji Mitsuoka.[22]. View complete Tapology profile, … Constantinos Philippou (Greek: Κωνσταντίνος Φιλίππου, born 29 November 1979) is a retired Greek-Cypriot mixed martial artist. Jump to the Routine [1], Sotiropoulos began training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu in 1997 at the age of 19, and was promoted to black belt in 2004. [30] Prior to competing in mixed martial arts, he worked in the finance industry. However, he subsequently amassed a record of 7 wins, 1 loss and 1 no contest within that promotion. Affiliation: EFL Martial Arts Academy. [5] However, an injury forced Alessio Sakara out of his main card bout against Jorge Rivera, and Philippou was pulled from his bout with Natal and named as Sakara's replacement against Rivera. The 31-year-old fighter just signed with the UFC, stepping in on just 10 days’ notice to fight Modestas Bukauskas, after the English-Lithuanian fighter’s original opponent was forced off due to a positive COVID-19 test. 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Andreas Michailidis, top Greek athlete and active UFC fighter ready for his next match in the top competition and always with our support! Paige VanZant (full name Paige Michelle VanZant), is a US-based mixed martial artist, and a formal model. Sotiropoulos was expected to face Evan Dunham on 2 July 2011 at UFC 132.