Phillipe J. Nover (born February 3, 1984), is a retired American mixed martial artist. He is best known for making it to the finals of The Ultimate Fighter: Team Nogueira vs. Team Mir. He is a former Ring of Combat lightweight champion.
|Born||February 3, 1984|
Brooklyn, New York, United States
|Other names||The Filipino Assassin, Super|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight||145 lb (66 kg; 10.4 st)|
|Reach||72 in (180 cm)|
|Style||Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, Jeet Kune Do|
|Fighting out of||Brooklyn, New York|
|Team||Renzo Gracie, Edge Hoboken, Church Street Boxing|
|Rank||Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Alexandre "Soca" Freitas|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Early life and careerEdit
Nover was born and raised in Brooklyn. He trained with Sifu Ralph Mitchell at Universal Defense Systems which covers Filipino Arnis (similar to Filipino Kali/Eskrima), Yaw-Yan, Muay Thai, Savate, Kickboxing, Judo, Kung Fu and Jeet Kune Do. He began training in martial arts at age ten and attended The Leon M. Goldstein High School for the Sciences.
He attended Kingsborough Community College and works in a Brooklyn hospital as a registered nurse. Phillipe completed his bachelor's degree at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Nover holds a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Alexander "Soca" Freitas. Nover trains at Renzo Gracie Academy in New York City, Edge Wrestling in New Jersey, and Church Street Boxing gym in Tribeca New York under his striking trainer Jason Strout.
The Ultimate FighterEdit
Nover normally fought as a welterweight but since The Ultimate Fighter: Team Nogueira vs. Team Mir only had an opening for lightweights and light-heavyweights he had to cut weight to be able to participate. Dana White called him "Fainting Phillipe" because he had fainted when White was announcing the coaches. In the preliminary round, Nover defeated Joe Duarte with a rear naked choke in the second round. On episode 8, Nover defeated Dave Kaplan, again via rear naked choke then proclaimed himself as the toughest registered nurse on the planet. In the same episode Dana White mentioned that Nover reminds him of a young Georges St-Pierre. Nover defeated George Roop in the semi-finals via a kimura lock but ultimately lost in the Ultimate Fighter Finale on December 13, 2008 to Efrain Escudero via unanimous decision.
Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit
Phillipe Nover fought Kyle Bradley at UFC 98, losing by a controversial TKO at 1:03 of the first round. After taking down Nover, Bradley landed some heavy punches on his prone opponent. Nover was pulling guard ready to defend, however Referee Yves Lavigne stopped the fight. Lavigne was booed by the crowd for the remainder of the event.
Phillipe Nover was set to fight Sam Stout at Ultimate Fight Night 19, replacing the injured Kyle Bradley. On September 16, 2009, the day of the fight, Nover had fainted. As a result, the match with Stout was cancelled.
Nover then faced a fellow Ultimate Fighter alumni Rob Emerson at UFC 109 on February 6, 2010. Nover lost a controversial unanimous decision. Sherdog.com scored the bout 29-28 in favor of Nover. With a UFC record of 0-3, he was released from the promotion.
After being released from the UFC, Nover continued to train MMA in New York and teach at a local mixed martial arts school. Nover took a year off from competing to focus on his coaching and nursing careers. He had a few Muay Thai matches before returning to compete in MMA. He returned to the cage after an 18-month layoff to meet Jake Murphy, a Greg Jackson-trained fighter, at Hoosier Fight Club 8 on August 20, 2011. He replaced the last man to defeat him, Murphy's original opponent, Rob Emerson, who had to pull out of the fight due to injury. Nover won the fight by unanimous decision, 29-28 on all three judges' scorecards.
Bellator Fighting ChampionshipsEdit
A few weeks after his win over Murphy, Nover was signed to fight in Bellator Fighting Championships. His debut came at Bellator 59 against Polish submission ace, Marcin Held. Nover lost via controversial split decision. During the bout, Nover was able to dominate on the stand-up and maintain top position on the ground as well as display strong submission defense. However, two of the three judges score Held's multiple submission attempts. Sherdog.com scored the bout 29-28 in favor of Nover.
Nover faced Derrick Kennington on September 28, 2012 at Bellator 74. He won the fight via submission in the second round. In his third fight for the promotion, Nover faced Darrell Horcher at Bellator 95 on April 4, 2013. He won via unanimous decision.
Return to UFCEdit
After five years away from the organization, Nover made his return to the UFC when he faced Yui Chul Nam in a featherweight bout on May 16, 2015 at UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Faber. He won the fight via split decision.
On February 15th, 2017 Nover announced his retirement from mixed martial arts.
Before his fight with Efrain Escudero, Phillipe was awarded a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu by Alexandre "Soca" Freitas on Dec. 6, 2008. The ceremony took place at the Soca Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy in New York. Phillipe has been studying BJJ since he was 17 years old. Nover faced his Ultimate Fighter Season 8 finale opponent Escudero in a submission-only match on November 9, 2013 at the World Jiu-Jitsu Expo; they fought to a draw. In his next match-up, a wrestling match at Grapple at the Garden on December 1, 2013, he was defeated by former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar.
Championships and AccomplishmentsEdit
- Ring of Combat
- ROC Lightweight Championship (One time, Vacated)
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
|Professional record breakdown|
|20 matches||11 wins||8 losses|
|Loss||11–8–1||Rick Glenn||Decision (split)||UFC 208||February 11, 2017||3||5:00||Brooklyn, New York, United States|
|Loss||11–7–1||Renan Barão||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Cyborg vs. Lansberg||September 24, 2016||3||5:00||Brasília, Brazil|
|Loss||11–6–1||Zubaira Tukhugov||Decision (split)||UFC Fight Night: Namajunas vs. VanZant||December 10, 2015||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||11–5–1||Yui Chul Nam||Decision (split)||UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Faber||May 16, 2015||3||5:00||Pasay City, Philippines||Featherweight debut.|
|Win||10–5–1||Dan Cion||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Ring of Combat 50||January 23, 2015||2||1:10||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||9–5–1||Mike Santiago||Decision (unanimous)||Ring of Combat 45||June 14, 2013||3||5:00||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States||Won the Ring of Combat Lightweight Championship.|
|Win||8–5–1||Darrell Horcher||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 95||April 4, 2013||3||5:00||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Loss||7–5–1||Anthony Rocco Martin||Decision (majority)||Dakota FC 14||January 27, 2013||3||5:00||Fargo, North Dakota, United States|
|Win||7–4–1||Derrick Kennington||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Bellator 74||September 28, 2012||2||4:20||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Loss||6–4–1||Marcin Held||Decision (split)||Bellator 59||November 26, 2011||3||5:00||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||6–3–1||Jake Murphy||Decision (unanimous)||Hoosier Fight Club 8||August 20, 2011||3||5:00||Valparaiso, Indiana, United States|
|Loss||5–3–1||Rob Emerson||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 109||February 6, 2010||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||5–2–1||Kyle Bradley||TKO (punches)||UFC 98||May 23, 2009||1||1:03||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||5–1–1||Efrain Escudero||Decision (unanimous)||The Ultimate Fighter: Team Nogueira vs. Team Mir Finale||December 13, 2008||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||The Ultimate Fighter 8 Lightweight Tournament.|
|Win||5–0–1||Jay Coleman||Submission (kimura)||Ring of Combat 13||March 16, 2007||1||3:00||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||4–0–1||Abner Lloveras||Decision (majority)||Ring of Combat 12||November 17, 2006||2||5:00||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||3–0–1||Dave Drago||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Ring of Combat 11||August 18, 2006||1||1:58||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||2–0–1||Michael McQuade||KO (punches)||Ring of Combat 9||October 29, 2005||1||0:16||Asbury Park, New Jersey, United States|
|Draw||1–0–1||Jason Dublin||Draw||CZ 7: Gravel Pit||July 10, 2004||2||5:00||Revere, Massachusetts, United States|
|Win||1–0||Ron Stallings||Submission (guillotine choke)||RF 4: Reality Fighting 4||July 19, 2003||1||0:43||Bayonne, New Jersey, United States|
|Professional record breakdown|
|3 matches||3 wins||0 losses|
|Win||3–0||George Roop||Submission (kimura)||The Ultimate Fighter: Team Nogueira vs. Team Mir Episode-12||June 2008||1||2:28||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Became TUF 8: Finalist|
|Win||2–0||Dave Kaplan||Submission (rear-naked choke)||The Ultimate Fighter: Team Nogueira vs. Team Mir Episode-8||June 2008||1||1:58||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||1–0||Joe Duarte||Submission (rear-naked choke)||The Ultimate Fighter: Team Nogueira vs. Team Mir Episode-1||May 2008||2||1:52||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
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- Kali (martial art)
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