It may not have been all that entertaining, but it was definitely effective.
In a completely one-sided fight, No. 7-ranked middleweight Gegard Mousasi utterly dominated No. 12-ranked earlier today (Sat., May 16, 2015) on the FOX Sports 1 main card of UFC Fight 66, which took place inside the Mall of Asia Arena.
In the end, "The Dreamcatcher" earned the easy unanimous decision victory.
Mousasi, 29, did whatever he wanted to against Philippou inside the Octagon. From the get-go it was evident that Mousasi had a significant wrestling and grappling advantage, and although the former Strikeforce champ worked for submissions, Philippou would not give up.
The fight was on the feet for probably less than five minutes total, but even there -- where Philippou was supposed to have the advantage -- Mousasi was able to land hard punches before shooting in for a takedown.
While it may not have been pretty, the win for Mousasi was his second in a row, and you can count on him taking on a top-five contender his next time out. As for Philippou, the Cyrpus native is 1-3 in his last four, and one more loss could have see UFC brass hand him the dreaded pink slip.
For complete results from UFC Fight Night 66: "Edgar vs. Faber," including play-by-play updates, click here. And for a full fight recap of Gegard Mousasi vs Costas Philippou click here.