6'0". [9], Philippou was expected to face Nick Ring on November 17, 2012 at UFC 154[10] however, the fight was cancelled on the day of the event as Ring fell ill.[11]. [17] He lost the fight via KO in the first round.[18]. Tom "The Greek Warrior" Theocharis (4-4-0) is a Pro MMA Fighter out of London, Ontario and the #43rd ranked Pro Mens Welterweight in Canada. Philippou fought TUF 11 winner Court McGee on March 3, 2012 at UFC on FX 2. [24] He lost the fight via unanimous decision. He eventually lost the fight via third-round TKO from Pearson. Philippou was expected to face BJJ black belt Rafael Natal on August 6, 2011 at UFC 133, replacing an injured Riki Fukuda. However, he never made it as part of the cast to move into the house after losing to Joseph Henle via submission in the opening elimination bout. Last Fight: N/A. United States. The UFC workout program to get built like a fighter Survive five rounds with a madman—or just look like you could—with this Octagon-worthy workout. AGE: 41 New York City, New York. [13] Making his first appearance on the main card of a UFC pay-per-view event, Sotiropoulos improved to 5–0 in the UFC as he defeated Stevenson via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) in a dominant performance, prompting Dana White to say that Sotiropoulos was "in the mix" for a title shot. 182.88 cm Weight. Israel Adesanya hold another fight in the main pay-per-view and his earnings will increased to $1.25 million including guaranteed payout between ($500k to $800k) at UFC 253. The above information based on recently held UFC pay-per-views during corona-virus pandemic. The two met during a winning bout Sotiropoulos had with Sergio Lourenço in Guam. Born: 1979-01-05. Sotiropoulos then faced Joe Lauzon on 20 November 2010 at UFC 123. Sotiropoulos was expected to face Evan Dunham on 2 July 2011 at UFC 132. Giagos faced Jorge de Oliveira on March 21, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 62. View complete Tapology profile, … Philippou faced Gegard Mousasi on May 16, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 66. George Sotiropoulos (born 9 July 1977) is an Australian born retired mixed martial artist of Greek descent who previously fought in the UFC in their Lightweight division. Philippou got a second chance in the UFC after stepping in as a late replacement for Dan Miller, who was moved up the card to face Nate Marquardt, facing Nick Catone at UFC 128 in a catchweight bout of 195 pounds. Sotiropoulos made his professional debut in 2004 against fellow Australian Gavin Murie, in which Sotiropoulos was able to win via armbar submission in the first round. Weight Class: Heavyweight | Last Weigh-In: N/A. [16] He lost the fight via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27). [31] After years of living in Washington state and New York City,[32][33] Sotiropoulos moved to Melbourne, Australia in 2016 and currently manages his own MMA gym, Omega Jiu-Jitsu & MMA there. [28] He lost the fight via unanimous decision. [6] Philippou won the fight via split decision, earning his first UFC victory. Noons on 19 October 2013 at UFC 166. Mike Bronzoulis"The Greek Assassin". Translated. [4][5][6], Following his appearance on The Ultimate Fighter: Team Hughes vs. [29], Sotiropoulos has a Bachelor of Business in Banking and Finance, Associate Diploma of Business in International Trade from Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia. Given Name: Ioannis Paleologus. Sat, Jan 16 / 3:00 PM EST / Main Card. Born: 1990-01-23. As of 20 October 2020, the UFC roster consisted of fighters … Jump to the Routine Sotiropoulos survived a fast start by his opponent, thus gassing Lauzon in one round, and allowing Sotiropoulos to dominate the next round, winning by kimura in the second round in a bout that won Fight of the Night honors. [12] Sotiropoulos' wish was granted and faced Joe Stevenson on 21 February 2010 at UFC 110. He formerly fought for the UFC's Middleweight division. The Ultimate Fighter: Team Liddell vs. Sotiropoulos defeated Roman Mitichyan at UFC Fight Night 13 on 2 April 2008 by TKO in the second round. Christos Giagos. Affiliation: EFL Martial Arts Academy. 92.99 kg. United Arab … Tyron Woodley is one of the most ripped UFC fighters in the world "The Chosen One" is beyond the shadow of a doubt, one of the most polarizing personalities in all of combat sports. Current Streak: 3 Wins. [30] Prior to competing in mixed martial arts, he worked in the finance industry. UFC 260: Miocic vs Ngannou 2 Fight Results Live Results, Winner Interviews And More From UFC 260: Miocic vs Ngannou 2, Live From The UFC Apex In Las Vegas on Ma Read the story He formerly fought for the UFC's Middleweight division. Philippou had previously trained with the Serra-Longo fight team, but as of May 30, 2013 he decided to switch camps to Bellmore Kickboxing Academy. Mike Bronzoulis. Sotiropoulos eventually forced the tap out with a kimura lock in the second round.[10]. 6'2" (188cm) Light … In 2005, his best friend and coach Polis encouraged him to move to the United States to become a professional. Sotiropoulos fought Kurt Pellegrino at UFC 116 on 3 July 2010, and won by a commanding unanimous decision. [9], After an 18-month break in his career, Sotiropoulos switched weight classes, winning his Lightweight debut at UFC 101 on 8 August 2009 against George Roop. Sotiropoulos has also competed in amateur boxing, and in 2004, won a Victorian State Amateur Boxing Championship. In fact, she towers over Kenny in many photos. With the help of high heels, Clark managed to tower over her 5’10” hubby as they posed for photos. Holloway vs Kattar. Paige VanZant (full name Paige Michelle VanZant), is a US-based mixed martial artist, and a formal model. According to Matt Serra, Philippou left the team on good terms.[3]. [34], The Ultimate Fighter: Team Hughes vs. George Sotiropoulos (born 9 July 1977) is an Australian born retired mixed martial artist of Greek descent who previously fought in the UFC in their Lightweight division. Andreas Michailidis, top Greek athlete and active UFC fighter ready for his next match in the top competition and always with our support! He competed for the UFC in the Middleweight division where he was ranked 13th until his release, and won The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia UFC 236, Gianni came out ahead much to the surprise of nobody watching and was a … UFC Fight Island. After losing four in a row, Sotiropoulos was released from his UFC contract on 18 December 2013.[25]. Philippou faced Lorenz Larkin in the co-main event at UFC Fight Night 40. Ultimate Fighting Championship. It’s the pinnacle and the big stage where any and every aspiring fighter hopes to find themselves one day. Elias Michael Theodorou (born May 31, 1988) is a Canadian mixed martial artist of Greek descent. [3] Prior to his MMA career in the UFC, Sotiropoulos trained with veteran UFC and PRIDE fighter Enson Inoue. Sotiropoulos was expected to face former PRIDE Lightweight Champion Takanori Gomi on 26 February 2012 at UFC 144. This list of current UFC fighters records current Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighters' information, country origins, recent fighter signings and departures, fight schedules and results and the champion of each division. [16] Sotiropoulos was unable to take the fight to the ground and was forced to strike with the German Kickboxing Champion Siver. [22] He lost the fight by unanimous decision. She is classified as a flyweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (the "flyweight" class is defined as a female under 125 pounds of 57 kg). [11] In a post-fight interview following the win, Sotiropoulos stated his desire to compete at the UFC 110 card, in Sydney, Australia. Last Fight: December 15, 2019 in CS. Rome-native Alessio Di Chirico discusses his upcoming bout with Gareth McLellan at UFC on FOX: Maia vs. Condit, as well as why he doesn’t identify with Ancient Rome’s most famous fighters. 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Sotiropoulos faced Hawaiian K.J. [4] He lost the fight via unanimous decision. Costas fought in the Golden Gloves two months after coming to the United States, but lost in the finals at Madison Square Garden by a split decision to Nagy Aguilera. On July 7, 2015, Philippou retired from MMA. [19] He won the fight via knockout in the first round. Philippou faced off against Jared Hamman on December 10, 2011 at UFC 140. [17] The loss setback Sotiropoulos' chances of a title shot.[18]. He was scheduled to fight judoka Karo Parisyan at UFC 87, however Sotiropoulos was forced to withdraw due to injury. Pro MMA Record: 18-9-1 (Win-Loss-Draw) Nickname: Greek Emperor. Philippou was expected to face Uriah Hall on January 18, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 59,[20] however, Philippou would be forced out the bout due to injury.[21]. "[23] The UFC then confirmed via Twitter that he had told them of his retirement.[24][25]. Sotiropoulos defeated Billy Miles at The Ultimate Fighter: Team Hughes vs Team Serra Finale via submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:36 of the first round. Philippou began boxing in 1994 and had his first fight six months later. Sotiropoulos was then expected to face Matt Grice at UFC Fight Night 17, but was forced to withdraw due to another injury. … Costas transitioned to MMA after disputes with his manager and coach. Sotiropoulos was then defeated by Tom Speer in the semi-finals by knockout, shortly after an accidental thumb to the eye. However, he subsequently amassed a record of 7 wins, 1 loss and 1 no contest within that promotion. On 22 January 2014 it was announced that Sotiropoulos had signed a four-fight contract with Titan Fighting Championship and was expected to debut on 25 April at Titan FC 28[26] against Mike Ricci however Ricci withdrew from the bout due to injury. Won the Ring of Combat Middleweight Championship. Height. MMATEAM.GR ′′ From athletes to athletes ′′! The UFC is the premier organization in all of mixed martial arts. [7] He won the match via KO at 3:11 in the first round. In July 2012 Sotiropoulos was confirmed as the Australian coach for The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes, and faced Ross Pearson on 15 December 2012 at the finale - UFC on FX 6. 5'6" (168cm) Bantamweight. Philippou first made his appearance in the UFC on The Ultimate Fighter: Team Liddell vs. The rest was history, and the Eastern Illinois wrestler became the UFC's most accomplished fighter of the first half of the 2000's. Age: 33 | Date of Birth: 1987.08.19. PLEASE UNFOLLOW. Nik Fekete. [27] The bout was rescheduled and took place at Titan FC 29 on 22 August 2014. Adrianos Stokas. He is well known for appearing as a fighter on the TV show The Ultimate Fighter: Team Hughes vs. During this time period he also trained at 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu with Eddie Bravo.[8]. Philippou was expected to face Ronaldo Souza on May 18, 2013 at UFC on FX 8. Pro Boxing Record: 6-2-1 (Win-Loss-Draw) Nickname: N/A. Sotiropoulos suffered his first UFC loss to Dennis Siver via unanimous decision at UFC 127. LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 06: (L-R) Dominick Cruz punches Casey Kenney in their bantamweight fight during the UFC 259 event at UFC APEX on March 06, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He has remained affiliated with Enson Inoue's Purebred gyms throughout his career since then. [20] Sotiropoulos was knocked out just 59 seconds into the first round. [21] However, Sotiropoulos was forced out of the bout with an injury and replaced by Eiji Mitsuoka.[22]. Sotiropoulos defeated Jared Rollins in the first round of the competition by KO. Age & Date of Birth: N/A.