Nover most recently returned when he made his Bellator debut against fellow newcomer, 19-year-old Marcin Held. Held defeated Nover via controversial split decision.
He next fought Derrick Kennington in Bellator choking Kennington out cold with a rear-naked choke submission near the end of the second round.
Back to the UFC Edit
Nover then made his return to the UFC defeating Yui Chul Nam via unanimous decision before unfortunately dropping three straight losses to Zubaira Tukhugov, Renan Barao and Rick Glenn via split, unanimous and split decisions respectively.
After the Glenn loss and with his record standing at a miserable 11-8-1, Nover announced his retirement from mixed martial arts in February 2017.
- Efrain Escudero vs. Phillipe Nover - The fight was in the finals of the lightweight division on the eighth season of The Ultimate Fighter, and it was the official debut of both men into the UFC. Both men came in undefeated, and it was Nover's first loss.
- Phillipe Nover vs. Rob Emerson - After the fight, Nover was cut.
- Phillipe Nover vs. Marcin Held - The fight was the Bellator debut of both men. The fight's end result was a controversial split decision victory for 19-year-old Marcin Held.
- Phillipe Nover vs. Darrell Horcher - The fight was Darrell Horcher's first loss.
- Rick Glenn vs. Phillipe Nover - Nover retired after the loss.