Costas Philippou vs. Lorenz Larkin
In the co-main event, Costas Philippou will take on Lorenz Larkin in a middleweight scrap.
Philippou (12-4) is coming off back-to-back losses at the hands of Luke Rockhold and Francis Carmont. Prior to that, though, he had won five in a row, including wins over Tim Boetsch and Court McGee.
Larkin (14-2) has gone 1-2 in his last three since signing with the UFC. He dropped a pair of decisions to Brad Tavares and Carmont around a win over Chris Camozzi. In 2012, Larkin defeated Robbie Lawler while both were fighting for Strikeforce.
Round 1: Larkin trying to stay off the fence, something Michael Bisping told me earlier this week he needed to do. However, Philippou backs him up with some heavy strikes. They clinch and Larkin lands a quick knee from in close. Nice kick to the leg by Larkin, and Philippou answers. Larkin with an uppercut and he attacks, connecting with a combo. Good exchange, and Philippou with another big right that leaves Larkin to clinch. Wild scramble and Philippou lands a left to the body that stuns Larkin and follows up with a right that knocks him out cold.
Costas Philippou def. Lorenz Larkin via KO (right-hand) at 3:47 of Round 1