The UFC has announced a pair of additions to the promotions first trip to the Philippines. At Middleweight Gegard Mousasi (36-5-2) faces Costas Philippou (13-4) and at Welterweight Neil Magny (14-3) tangles with Hyun Gyu Lim (13-4-1).
Mousasi a former Strikeforce Light Heavyweight champion, who is 3-2 since joining the UFC. Most recently Mousasi rebounded from a submission loss to Ronald Souza with a 1st round TKO of Dan Henderson.
Philippou is 6-3 in his stint with the UFC. Philippou last fought in May of 2014, knocking out Lorenz Larkin and in doing so ended a 2 fight skid, that proceeded a 5 fight win streak.
Magny has the longest win streak in the UFC’s Welterweight division, with 6 straight wins, coming off a 3rd round rear naked choke victory over of Kiichi Kunimoto, at UFC Fight Night Henderson vs Thatch.
Lim has won 8 of his last 9 fights and is 3-1 in the UFC. Lim in September of 2014 scored a 1st round knock out of Takenori Sato, rebounding from a January 2014, unanimous decision loss to Tarec Saffiedine.
UFC Fight Night Edgar bs Faber is on May 16th, at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay, Manila, Phillippines.
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