UFC Manila took place at the Mall of Asia Arena in the Philippines on May 16, 2015. Gegard Mousasi smothered Costas Philppou for a full three rounds to earn the Unanimous Decision.
Play by play
Gegard Mousasi vs Costas Philippou
Costas with a good jab, Gegard doesn’t care. Gegard walks in and takes Costas down. Costas ties him up, but Gegard eventually works out, stands, and punches. Costas flips up for an armbar and Gegard gets out of full guard into half. Gegard gets an uncomfortable arm triangle then lets it go. Gegard goes to the end of the round with smothering pressure and short shots from the top.
Rd 2. Costas ducks and jabs so Gegard gets out the kicks and then a huge double leg across the cage and down. Costas quickly works up. They both trade kicks now. Costas tries for a shoot, immediately stuffed. Gegard stays out of range easily, but lands a low blow nobody heard or saw. Fight resumes and Gegard shoots for the takedown into guard. Gegard gets side control and hunts for a kimura., then cradles. Gegard smothers Costas and rains elbows down at the bell.
Rd 3. For the first minute, they trade. Costs lands a nice hook. His hands are high and he’s on point. So, Gegard takes him down. Costas does a good job of tying up Gegard from the bottom. But Gegard still gets shots through to the end of the round.
Gegard Mousasi defeats Costas Philippou by UD, 30-27