I have a lot of respect for Philippou considering how humble and respectful he comes off. After beating a guy like Tim Boetsch, fighting either Stann or Silva is a clear step down in competition . He shows great patience and modesty through his journey at 185. I doubt he'll beat a top 5 guy in the near future but he's definitely not an easy task for anyone at MW(other than Silva).
with all of that being said, I think fighting a guy like Lombard makes more sense.