Francis Carmont Fights Costa Philippou at UFC 165

Written by Tom Ngo
July 30th, 2013

UFC Middleweight Francis Carmont

Seven months after collecting his fifth straight win, Costa Philippou has finally been issued his next assignment. On Tuesday, it was announced the middleweight will battle up-and-comer Francis Carmont (pictured) at UFC 165.

Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Canada hosts the September 21 event.

Philippou was last seen posting a TKO victory over Tim Boetsch at UFC 155 in December. The 33-year-old hasn’t lost a bout since dropping a unanimous decision to Nick Catone in March 2011.

Carmont, thus far most famously known for being training partners with reigning welterweight king Georges St-Pierre, is perfect through is past 10 scraps. His last five fights took place inside the Octagon.

No word if the 185-pound affair will appear in the main card or prelims.

Here is the show’s current roster:

Nandor Guelmino vs. TBD

Mitch Gagnon vs. Dustin Kimura

Chris Clements vs. Stephen Thopmson

Mark Bocek vs. Michel Prazeres

Ivan Menjivar vs. Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto

John Makdessi vs. Renne Forte

Myles Jury vs. Mike Ricci

Francis Carmont vs. Costa Philippou

Matt Mitrione vs. Brendan Schaub

Pat Healy vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov

Eddie Wineland vs. Renan Barao (UFC interim bantamweight champion)

Alexander Gustafsson vs. Jon Jones (UFC light heavyweight champion)

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