Costas Philippou out works the veteran Jorge Rivera


Though both men are known for fireworks in their fists, the fight never escalated to its potential. There were moments where both fighters got their licks in, but the fisticuffs never exploded into a knockout.

Philippou, however, nearly scored an omo plata shoulder lock finish in round two, but even though he had a deep lock, he didn’t seem to know how to put on the finishing touches.

In the end, Philippou did do enough in the judges’ eyes, at least two of them, to score the split decision victory. The Cyprus fighter didn’t appear too pleased with his first UFC victory.

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Costas Philippou Vs. Jorge Rivera
Fight was scheduled for 3 rounds (5x5x5)
Name Costas Philippou No Headshot Available
Height 5′ 11″ (180.34 cm)
Weight 206 (93.44 kg)
Record 7-2-0
Name Jorge Rivera <a href=Jorge Rivera" />
Height 6′ 1″ (185.42 cm)
Weight 185 (83.91 kg)
Record 18-8-0
Team Team Elite
Constantinos Philippou def. Jorge Rivera via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

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BenBJJ site profile image  

8/7/11 12:08 AM by BenBJJ

Oh. Looks like MJ.

Gator Choke site profile image  

8/6/11 11:44 PM by Gator Choke

It's a tattoo of his deceased daughter....

Immaculata site profile image  

8/6/11 9:58 PM by Immaculata

Real close 29-28 Costa.

ThatsItThatsAll site profile image  

8/6/11 9:54 PM by ThatsItThatsAll

Good call there. First win for him, hope to see him fight soon

spliff site profile image  

8/6/11 9:54 PM by spliff

best part of that fight was Rogan's impression of Serra

ortman166 site profile image  

8/6/11 9:53 PM by ortman166


Reed Rothchild site profile image  

8/6/11 9:53 PM by Reed Rothchild

Business as usual

ortman166 site profile image  

8/6/11 9:52 PM by ortman166

I agree

BenBJJ site profile image  

8/6/11 9:52 PM by BenBJJ

What's with Jorges Michael Jackson tatt?

ChaosOverkill site profile image  

8/6/11 9:52 PM by ChaosOverkill

29-28 Costa