Costa Philippou (pictured) will look for another big stop in Sydney against Court McGee. | Photo: Sherdog.com


Verbal agreements are in place for a March 3 welterweight matchup between Court McGee and Constantinos Philippou, UFC officials announced Wednesday.

Slated to take place at UFC on FX 2, the bout joins a 170-pound main event pitting Martin Kampmann against Thiago Alves. Set to take place at Allphones Arena in Sydney, Australia, the event will also contain the semifinals of the promotion’s four-man flyweight tournament, featuring Demetrious Johnson, Ian McCall, Joseph Benavidez and Yasuhiro Urushitani.

McGee, 27, rides an eight-fight winning streak heading into his showdown with Philippou. “The Crusher” made his official UFC debut at “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 11 finale, besting Kris McCray to win the season and earn his UFC contract.

The Utah-based fighter was also successful in his next two outings, submitting Ryan Jensen in October 2010 before returning from injury to outpoint South Korea’s Dongi Yang this past September at Fight Night 25.

Philippou showed powerful standup skills in his most recent Octagon appearance, crushing Jared Hamman earlier this month at UFC 140. Prior to his first-round knockout over Hamman, the heavy-hitting 185-pounder earned a split decision victory over Jorge Rivera in August after dropping his UFC debut to Nick Catone at UFC 128 in March.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Bellator 160 Adds Female Flyweight Bout to Main Card

  • 28 days ago
  • 12 views

A flyweight matchup pitting Lena Ovchynnikova against Jaimelene Nievera has been added to the main card of Bellator 160: Henderson vs. Pitbull. read news >>

UFC FIGHT PASS Spotlight – Salt Lake City

  • 28 days ago
  • 4 views

UFC FIGHT PASS will be the place to get the night started with two action-packed matchups that will kick off at 7pm ET / 4pm PT. This is the UFC FIGHT PASS spotlight on UFC Fight Night: Rodriguez vs. read news >>

The best verbal altercations between Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor

  • 25 days ago
  • 15 views

Friday afternoon Aug. 5, Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor will share the airspace as they take part in a media conference call to promote their upcoming rematch at UFC 202 on August 20. Before then, here read news >>

Adriano Moraes Submits Tilek Batyrov in Second Round at ONE: ‘Heroes of the World’

  • 17 days ago
  • 10 views

ONE: ‘Heroes of the World’ took place at the Cotai Arena in Macau on Saturday night and Adriano Moraes claimed the interim flyweight belt with a submission win over Tilek Batyrov. read news >>

Where Are They Now? Episode 4: Bobby Southworth

  • 17 days ago
  • 39 views

Bobby Southworth’s verbal tormenting of Chris Leben was one of the most talked about scenes of The Ultimate Fighter 1. A decade later, he reflects. read news >>

Conor McGregor Continues Verbal Blows at WWE, Calls John Cena ‘Failed Mr. Olympia MFer’

  • 16 days ago
  • 49 views

Conor McGregor has challenged the WWE roster and he has gotten personal with the kings of that jungle, past and present: Ric Flair and John Cena. read news >>

UFC 204: Bisping vs. Henderson 2 Event Page and Fight Card Rumors

  • 15 days ago
  • 13 views

Fight card and event page for UFC 204: Bisping vs. Henderson 2, which takes place on Oct. 8, 2016, in Manchester, England. read news >>

UFC on Fox 21 Road to the Octagon Video: Paige VanZant vs. Bec Rawlings

  • 8 days ago
  • 27 views

In a third electrifying matchup, strawweights Paige VanZant and Bec Rawlings prepare to battle in a pivotal bout for both contenders. read news >>

Demian Maia returns to Vancouver in search of title shot

  • 6 days ago
  • 3 views

Demian Maia returns to Vancouver this weekend, a place that was the low-point before a career renaissance, in the hopes of earning another shot at championship glory. read news >>

UFC 202: Diaz vs. McGregor 2 — The Thrill and the Agony Video Preview

  • 5 days ago
  • 35 views

Relive the thrill and the agony of UFC 202: Nate Diaz vs Conor McGregor 2. The historic event took place on August 20 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. read news >>