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Costa Philippou Targets Brian Stann-Wanderlei Silva Winner

Costa Philippou is coming out and proclaiming himself the top contender in the UFC’s uncertain middleweight division. No, Philippou has his sights set on another bout instead.

Philippou, coming off a stunning upset of Tim Boetsch at UFC 155, sees a potential opponent coming out of the upcoming Brian Stann-Wanderlei Silva fight.

“I’m definitely looking at the Brian Stann-Wanderlei Silva fight. I’d like to fight one of those guys if possible,” said Philippou, during a recent interview with “Brian Stann would be a great match up for me, Wanderlei Silva if he decides not to retire, I think would be able to put on a great fight.”

Philippou (12-2) has now won five consecutive UFC bouts. He added that defeating a fighter the caliber of Boetsch has him “on top of the world right now.”

“Beating a top-five UFC fighter with four straight victories and not very many people go four straight wins in a row,” Philippou said. “I have to say I’m one of the few guys that (has) five (wins) in a row right now.”