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UFC Fight Night 66 results: Gegard Mousasi dominates Costas Philippou

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If Gegard Mousasi was looking to prove he's still a factor in the UFC's middleweight division, consider Saturday as mission accomplished.

The former Strikeforce and Dream light heavyweight champion submitted a one-sided performance at UFC Fight Night 66, as he overwhelmed Costas Philippou at in Pasay City, Phillipines.

The judges scores were 30-27 across the board as Mousasi won for the third time in his past four fights.

"I felt good. He was strong, he was defending on the ground, but I kept it smart," Mousasi said.

Mousasi (37-5-2) set the tone in the first round, as he pushed the pace, scored takedowns, and dominated Philippou on the ground. He worked a pair of chokes late in the round, but Philippou managed to hang on.

That was pretty much the story of the fight. Unofficially, Mousasi outstruck Philippou 166-14, as he continued to work over Philppou on the ground, looking for a finish which never came.

"He's dangerous, he has knockout power," Mousasi said. "On the ground I had an advantage."

Philippou (13-5, 1 NC), who was on a five-fight win streak when he left the Serra-Longo camp two years ago, is 1-3 since.

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