UFC Fight Night 40 results: Costas Philippou knocks out Lorenz Larkin in Cincinnati

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So, who is the better striker? That's a question fans were hoping to answer in the UFC Fight Night 40 co-main event on FOX Sports 1, by way of Lorenz Larkin vs. Costas Philippou. Here's what happened.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) wanted to set off fireworks when it booked Lorenz Larkin vs. Constantinos Philippou for the middleweight co-main event of UFC Fight Night 40 on FOX Sports 1, which took place on Sat. night (May 10, 2014) inside the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio.

See the full fight video highlights here.

Both fighters came out swinging with bad intentions and Philippou hurt Larkin early in the fight; however, "The Monsoon" was able to weather the storm and actually dropped a few bombs of his own. Unfortunately, they were unable to slow his attacker.

Philippou, who said he "went numb" after eating a few shots, delivered a crisp lights-out combination that put Larkin on ice. It was a much-needed win for Philippou, who snaps a two-fight losing streak and stays alive in the crowded 185-pound division.

For Larkin, it's back to the drawing board.

For complete UFC Fight Night 40: "Brown vs. Silva" results and live play-by-play from all the mixed martial arts (MMA) action on FOX Sports 1, as well as the FOX Sports 2 and Fight Pass "Prelims" fights, click here.

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