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Mixed Martial Arts-Former UFC fighter Theodorou dies at 34 due to cancer

(Reuters) – Former 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.

(Reporting by Manasi Pathak in Bengaluru; Editing by Christian Radnedge)

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