Elias Theodorou Among Four Fighters Released by the UFC

By Tristen Critchfield May 26, 2019


Elias Theodorou’s latest performance apparently didn’t score him any points with the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

The middleweight was among four fighters recently released by the Las Vegas-based promotion, joining Wilson Reis, Marcelo Golm and Eric Shelton. The news was first reported by Combate and later confirmed by TSN.

Perhaps the most surprising of those is Theodorou, who had won five of six promotional appearances prior to a decision loss to Derek Brunson in the UFC Ottawa co-main event on May 4. However, while the 30-year-old Canadian has been largely successful in compiling an 8-3 UFC record, his bouts – including the loss to Brunson – aren’t usually known for their entertainment value.

Reis, a former flyweight title challenger, exits the UFC having lost four of his last five appearances. Most recently, the 34-year-old Brazilian suffered a first-round technical knockout loss to Alexandre Pantoja at UFC 236.

After submitting Christian Colombo in his Octagon debut, Golm dropped three consecutive heavyweight bouts, falling to Timothy Johnson, Arjan Singh Bhullar and Sergey Pavlovich. The 26-year-old Brazilian is 6-3 over the course of his pro career.

Shelton, another flyweight, went 2-3 during his UFC tenure. In his last outing, “Showtime” lost a unanimous decision to Jordan Espinosa at UFC Nashville.

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