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Mousasi vs Philippou, Magney vs Lim added to UFC Manila

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Mousasi vs Philippou, Magney vs Lim added to UFC Manila

Post by El Jefe on Mon Mar 02, 2015 11:41 pm

UFC Manila has a co-main event.

Middleweight contenders Gegard Mousasi and Costas Philippou will meet in the co-headliner of UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Faber on May 16 in the Philippines, the UFC announced Monday. Also added to that card was a welterweight matchup between surging Neil Magny and Hyun Gyu Lim.

Mousasi (36-5-2) is coming off a 70-second TKO of Dan Henderson at UFC on FOX 14 in January. He also made quick work of Mark Munoz last May before a submission loss in between to Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza. Mousasi, 29, is still one of the more intriguing names in the middleweight division, young enough to make a run, but with a lot of mileage.

Philippou (13-4, 1 NC) is one of the most dangerous knockout artists in the weight class. In his last fight, the Cyprus native stopped Lorenz Larkin in the first round last May to get back on track following two straight losses. He was supposed to face Uriah Hall in January before he got injured and had to pull out. Hall has been calling for that fight, but Philippou, 35, will now take on Mousasi.

Magny (14-3) has won six in a row, including an incredible five in 2014. The 27-year-old Colorado native submitted Kiichi Kunimoto in the third round last month. Lim (13-4-1) will represent his toughest test to date. The 30-year-old South Korean has lost just once since 2009 and is coming off a TKO of Takenori Sato last September.

UFC Fight Night 66 is headlined by a highly anticipated fight between Frankie Edgar and Urijah Faber. The card will be held at the Mall of Asia Arena and air live in the United States on FOX Sports 1.

http://www.mmafighting.com/2015/3/2/8137927/gegard-mousasi-vs-costas-philippou-neil-magny-vs-hyun-kyu-lim-added
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