Ex-UFC fighter Elias Theodorou dies at 34

Elias Theodorou
Elias Theodorou celebrates his victory over Eryk Anders in a middleweight bout during the UFC 231 event at Scotiabank Arena on December 8, 2018 in Toronto. File photo: AFP/Vaughn Ridley

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighter Elias Theodorou died at the age of 34, with media reporting the Canadian had been battling stage 4 liver cancer.

Theodorou, who died on Sunday, fought in 22 bouts in Mixed Martial Arts, including 11 (8-3 record) in the UFC in the middleweight division.

He made his professional debut in 2011 and earned a UFC contract by winning The Ultimate Fighter in 2014.

His last professional bout was a win over Bryan Baker in December, 2021, in Colorado.

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