|Summary:||Heavy hands, Good at submissions, good clinch|
|Nickname:||The Filipino Assassin|
|From:||Brooklyn, New York USA|
|Height:||5' 9" ( 175 cm )|
|Weight:||155 lb ( 70 kg )|
Irvine, California’s Rob Emerson is one of the hardest punchers in the lightweight division, and he has a 12 sec KO of Manny Gamburyan to prove it. Ultra-talented Phillipe Nover made his mark in MMA during TUF 8, but we haven't seen the best of him yet.Feb 06, 2010
May 26, 2009
Kyle Bradly is facing what could be his last chance to fight in the UFC® and all that stands in his way is Brooklyn fighter Phillipe Nover and his intense BJJ.May 23, 2009
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Training: 9am kickboxing, 11:30am conditioning, 4pm Sparring.
When and why did you start training for fighting? When I was younger my mother and father enrolled me in martial arts to learn self defense, especially since I got into fights in grade school. As I got better in training my instructor Ralph Mitchell enrolled me in competitions like point sparring matches, karate and kung-fu tournaments, and even arnis tournaments. I took it up a notch when I started fighting amateur Muay Thai kickboxing. I loved the ring. I loved the crowd. After I fought my first MMA match I was truly in love. I made it my passion. I loved fighting and winning. From that point on, I set goals in my life which I strive everyday to achieve. The greatest was to fight in the UFC. And here I am!
What titles have you held? Ring of Combat tournament of champions finalist. I had to bow out of the finals because I suffered an injury during training. Black belt in BJJ
Do you have any heroes? I have two heroes in my life. My mother and father. They both put my brother and I first in their lives before anyone and anything, even themselves. I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for them.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? The UFC was just a dream a few months ago. It is like the NBA of MMA. I put the UFC as one of the top goals in my life. I dedicated all my heart, body, and spirit to it everyday. I guess your dreams can come true when you work hard for them. Kung may sipag at tiyaga, may nilaga." - tagalog meaning- With hard work and patience comes great rewards.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I am a registered nurse and have an associates degree. I am currently enrolled in Downstate University for my bachelors.
What was your job before you started fighting? Nursing
Favorite grappling technique: Arm bar
Favorite Striking technique: Knees