Carmont Gets Tough Test, Takes on Philippou at UFC 165 in Toronto

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Francis Carmont celebrates his win over Jason Day

Francis Carmont celebrates his win over Jason Day

Francis “Limitless” Carmont will look to extend his ten fight winning streak and climb the ladder into the Middleweight rankings when he meets Constantinos Philippou at UFC 165 in Toronto. UFC officials confirmed the matchup on Tuesday and it is unclear if the bout will fall on the main card or prelims.

Carmont, the Tristar Gym product by way of France, enters the bout having won his last ten bouts. Carmont has a perfect record of 5-0 in his UFC career however his latest bout came via controversial decision with many having him losing on the scorecards to Lorenz Larkin. The bout followed a close split decision to Tom Lawlor and a pair of second round rear naked choke victories over the likes of Karlos Vemola and Magnus Cedenblad.

Costas Philippou also enters the bout riding a fight fight win streak inside the Octagon. After dropping a late notice fight to Nick Catone in his debut, Philippou has rattled off five straight victories including key wins over Court McGee and a late stoppage against Tim Boetsch in his most recent victory. Philippou is the 7th ranked Middleweight according to the UFC’s rankings and will look to improve upon that with a victory in Toronto.

The Middleweight matchup joins a pair of Title fights on the card with Jon Jones defending his Light Heavyweight Title against Alexander Gustafsson and Renan Barao defending the Interim Bantamweight Title against Eddie Wineland. Also on the card will be a slew of Canadian talent including Mike Ricci vs. Myles Jury, Ivan Menjiver vs. “Kid” Yamamoto, Chris Clements vs. Stephen Thompson, Mitch Gagnon vs. Dustin Kimura, John Makdessi vs. Renee Fortee and Mark Bocek vs. Michel Prazeres.


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