Phillipe J. Nover (born February 3, 1984), is a retired American mixed martial artist. He is best known for making it to the finals of The Ultimate Fighter: Team Nogueira vs. Team Mir. He is a former Ring of Combat lightweight champion.
Nover was born and raised in Brooklyn. He trained with Sifu Ralph Mitchell at Universal Defense Systems which covers Filipino Arnis (similar to Filipino Kali/Eskrima), Yaw-Yan, Muay Thai, Savate, Kickboxing, Judo, Kung Fu and Jeet Kune Do. He attended Kingsborough Community College and works in a Brooklyn hospital as a registered nurse. Phillipe completed his bachelor's degree at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He began training in martial arts at age ten and attended Leon Goldstein High School. Nover holds a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Alexander "Soca" Freitas. He has been fighting Pro MMA since 2003. Currently Nover has been training at Renzo Gracie Academy in New York City, Edge Wrestling in New Jersey, and Church St. Boxing gym in Tribeca New York under his trainer Jason Strout.