Height: 5'9" (176cm)
Weight: 155 lbs
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Phillipe Nover (born February 3, 1984), is an American mixed martial artist. He is best known for his participation on The Ultimate Fighter: Team Nogueira vs. Team Mir.Phillipe normally fights under the welterweight class but because 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. In the preliminary round, Phillipe defeated Joe Duarte with a rear naked choke in the second round.
On episode 8, he was chosen to fight Dave Kaplan of Team Mir. Nover defeated Kaplan with again another rear naked choke then proclaimed himself as the toughest registered nurse on the planet. In the same episode Dana White mentions that Nover reminds him of a young Georges St. Pierre. Phillipe defeated George Roop in the semi-finals via a Kimura lock. Phillipe lost in the Ultimate Finale on December 13, 2008 to Efrain Escudero via unanimous decision.
Before his fight with Efrain Escudero, Phillipe was awarded 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 for the past eight years.
Phillipe made his UFC debut in the TUF 8 Finale against former The Ultimate Fighter: Team Nogueira vs. Team Mir cast mate Efrain Escudero. Nover lost via unanimous decision.