Elias Theodorou Bio: Released, Derek Brunson & Net Worth

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The first MMA fighter to receive an exemption for medical cannabis use, Elias Theodorou, is also one of the better fighters not in the UFC currently.

Although having gained media attention for being an avid promoter of medical cannabis, Elias is more than capable of holding himself inside the cage with a record of 18 wins and three losses.

As a result, the UFC’s decision to release Theodorou in 2019 was met by widespread disappointment. Nonetheless, we have not forgotten the contributions of the Canadian native.

Hence, we have written this article about Elias, where you will find everything from his personal and private life.

Elias Theodorou
Elias Theodorou

Nothing will remain a mystery by the time you are finished reading this article. So without further ado, let’s start with some quick facts.

Quick Facts:

Full Name Elias Michael Theodorou
Birth Date May 31, 1988
Birth Place Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Nick Name The Spartan
Religion Christian
Nationality Canadian
Ethnicity White
Education Humber College
Horoscope Gemini
Father’s Name Not available
Mother’s Name Not available
Siblings Not available
Age 36 Years Old
Height 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg)
Shoe Size Not available
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Blue
Body Measurement Not available
Build Muscular
Married No
Girlfriend Max Altamuro
Spouse No
Children No
Profession Mixed Martial Artist
Record 18-3-0
Net Worth $1 million
Reach  75.5 inch
Social Media Instagram, Twitter, Facebook
Shoes Not Available
Last Update July, 2024

Elias Theodorou | Early Life, Family, and Education

Elias Michael Theodorou was born to his parents on May 31, 1988, in Mississauga, Ontario.

Unfortunately, his family’s details are among select few pieces of information that Elias has decided to keep a secret.

Nonetheless, what we do know is that Theodorou’s parents were of Greek descent. Aside from that, it does not seem like Elias grew up with a sibling.

Moving onto his education, Theodorou attended the Meadowvale Secondary School. After that, he enrolled at Humber College in the hopes of earning a B.A Degree in Creative Advertising.

However, just a year into his college, Elias decided to pursue MMA full time. Consequently, he dropped out and started taking MMA classes in the hopes of becoming a professional fighter.

How old is Elias Theodorou? Age, Body Measurements & Nationality

Having been born in the year, 1988 makes Theodorou’s age29 years old at the moment.

Similarly, Elias’ star sign is Gemini, who is said to think more than they feel or do. Moving on, Theodorou stands 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m) tall and weighs 185 lb (84 kg).

Furthermore, Elias fights in the middleweight division, whose weight limit is 185 lb. Besides, Theodorou has a reach of 75.5 inches (1.92 m).

And, about his nationality, Elias was born in Mississauga, a city located on Lake Ontario’s shores. So, as a result, he is a Canadian citizen.

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Elias Theodorou | Career

Before winning the Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale and gaining his fame, Elias had fought eight times professionally.

Impressively, Theodorou defeated all his opponents to amass an undefeated record of eight wins and no losses.

As a result, the UFC invited the talented Candian fighter to compete in the Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia.

There, under the tutelage of head coach Patrick Cote, Elias defeated all his opponents to win the tournament.

Elias Theodorou
Elias Theodorou

Consequently, Theodorou earned a lucrative multiple-fight contract with UFC. After that, he won two more bouts to take his record of 11-0 before registering the first loss of his career.

To be precise, Elias faced his toughest opponent to date, Thiago Santos, at UFC Fight Night: Namajunas vs. Van Zant.

But, sadly, Theodorou got completely outclassed as Thiago won the bout via a unanimous decision.

Thereafter, Theodorou fought against six more opponents from 2016 till 2018. In those matches, Elias recorded five victories and a sole loss against Brad Tavares.

And, similar to his last defeat, Theodorou lost the bout via a unanimous decision.

Elias Theodorou vs. Derek Brunson

By the time UFC Fight Night: Iaquinta vs. Cowboy came, Elias was on a high as he was on a three-fight win streak.

On the other hand, his opponent Derek Brunson was coming into the fight on two consecutive losses.

Elias Theodorou after winning the match
Elias Theodorou after winning the match.

Hence, all bets were on Elias to continue his impressive run and beat Derek.

Contrarily, Brunson dominated his opponent throughout the duration of the three rounds. As a result, he won the fight through a unanimous decision.

Released from UFC

Sadly, just after losing to Derek, on May 26, 2019, it was announced that Elias was let go by the UFC as his contract had expired.

Even though the fighter had an impressive record of eight wins and three losses in his 11 fights in UFC, it was not enough to impress Dana White, the UFC president.

Post UFC Career

After his release from the UFC, Elias fought at PFC 12 event on December 6, 2019. Moreover, Theodorou fought Hernani Perpetuo, whom he dispatched via punches in the third round’s 1 minute 51-second mark.

Other than that, Elias also became the first MMA fighter to receive an exemption for medical cannabis (TUE) by the British Columbia Athletic Commission.

Elias Theodorou | MMA record

Total 21
Wins 18
By knockout 8
By submission 1
By decision 9

Elias Theodorou | Net Worth & Fight Purse

Up until now, Elias has fought 20 times professionally in his career. Hence his net worth of $1 million should not surprise anyone.

Moreover, Theodorou fought 11 times in the lucrative UFC, earning more than $450,000 just from fight checks.

However, Elias has emphasized that he earns more money from his sponsors than his actual paycheck from bouts.

And while we’re on the subject of fight purse, for his last fight with the UFC, Theodorou earned $50,000.

Likewise, the paycheck included $40,000 to show and another $10,000 as a fight week incentive.

Having said that, he could have made another $40,000 had Elias managed to beat Derek Brunson. Sadly, not only did Elias lose the match, but he was also let go shortly after.

Net Worth of Elias Theodorou in Different Currencies

Also, have a look into Elias Theodorou’s net worth in different currencies.

Currency Net Worth
Euro 845,955€ 
Pound Sterling 720,835£ 
Australian Dollar 1,340,465A$ 
Canadian Dollar 1,251,895C$ 
Indian Rupee 74,530,500₹ 
BitCoin 31฿ 

Who is Elias Theodorou dating? Personal Life and Girlfriend

Talking about his love affairs, Theodorou is involved in a romantic relationship with his longtime girlfriend, Max Altamuro.

Likewise, Max works as a retail manager for a company in Toronto. Interestingly, the couple previously competed in the popular show’s third season, The Amazing Race Canada.

Unfortunately, the duo got eliminated in the latter stages of the competition. Nonetheless, the love and bond between the two did not wain.

In fact, their affection has grown even stronger. Hence, we believe that wedding bells might be ringing soon.

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Social Media Presence:

Instagram: 137k followers

Twitter: 31k followers

Facebook: 15k followers

Some FAQs:

What is Elias Theodorou’s fight record?

Elias Theodorou has a professional fight record of 18 wins, 3 losses, and 0 draws.

Who won Elias Theodorou Vs. Matt Dwyer?

Elias Theodorou won the fight via third-round technical knockout. He faced Matt Dwyer at Rise FC 6 on March 13, 2021.

What division is Elias Theodorou?

Elias Theodorou competed in the Middleweight division for the Ultimate Fighting Championship(UFC).

When is Elias Theodorou’s next fight?

Elias Theodorou’s next fight date is not determined. His last fight was against Matt Dwyer on March 13, 2021

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