MMA fighter Elias Theodorou cause of death, net worth, girlfriend, marijuana, last fight

Elias Theodorou or “The Spartan” was a Canadian mixed martial artist, actor, and model who competed in the Middleweight division of UFC(Ultimate Fight Champion). He was ranked at #13 and had won The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia. Elias died at the age of 34 on 11th September 2022 after battling a long time from colon cancer. We’ll talk more about this splendid fighter – Elias Theodorou net worth, cause of death, girlfriend, mma career an other details.

Elias Theodorou cause of death (untimely death)

Theodorou passed away on September 11, 2022, at age of 34, from stage 4 colon cancer that had spread to his liver. He had been battling the illness for some time, but no one knew until his passing.

The loss of a legendary fighter deeply saddens the UFC family and Invicta FC. Several of his colleagues expressed their regrets on Twitter.

According to sports lawyer Erik Magraken, who eulogized Theodorou on his website, the cannabis victories directly led to similar ideologies by the UFC and the US Anti-Doping Agency.

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Elias Theodorou net worth at the time of his death/earnings per fight

The 34-years-old, MMA fighter, Elias Theodorou net worth can be estimated as $3 million when he passed away. According to Playerswiki, he had a fortune of $238,000 back in 2015. His UFC career earnings were said to be $446,000 from UFC.

Career Earnings

  • Cezar Ferreira vs. Elias Theodorou(2017) – Win – $45,000($20k show earnings, $20,000 win bonus, and $5,000 Reebok sponsorship)
  • Salm Alvey vs. Elias Theodorou – Win – $42,500($20k show earnings, $20,000 win bonus, and $2,500 Reebok sponsorship)
  • Thiago Santos vs. Elias Theodorou – Loss – $45,000($20k show earnings and $2,500 Reebok sponsorship)
  • Bruno Santos vs. Elias Theodorou – Win – $30,000(including $15k win bonus)

He also earned quite well as a “ring boy” at the all-female Invicta Fighting Championships. Elias was also part of the movie title Last Hit, where he played an MMA fighter who is forced to retire and later on take up e-sports.

Who was the girlfriend of Elias Theodorou? relationship timeline

Elias Theodorou was single when he passed away. However, he was previously in a relationship with Max Altamuro. Max is a retail manager who works and lives in Toronto.

 Elias Theodorou girlfriend
CTV Dating couple and Michaela (Max) Altamuro, left, and Elias Theodorou are competing on The Amazing Race Canada Season 3.

The world first came to know about their love affair when the couple competed in the third edition of The Amazing Race Canada. They finished 12th and were the first team to be disqualified in their current hometown of Toronto.

MMA fighter Elias Theodorou UFC and post UFC Career/last fight

The Spartan’s first match took place on 17th June 2011, at HKFC; School of Hard Knocks 12. He won the fight by TKO (punches and elbows) in the first round.

His official debut on Bellator 64 was on 6th April 2012 against Rich Lictawa which he won by TKO. Following his debut win, he went on to dominate the game with four straight wins against, Simon Marini, Mike Kent, Ali Mokdad, and Travis Clark.

Theodorou, a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, made his UFC debut on 16th April 2014, when he used strikes to defeat Sheldon Westcott in “The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale.”

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Fighting with veterans and last fight

During his career he faced veteran fighters like Brad Tavares, Dan Kelly, Trevor Smith, Eryk Anders, and Derek Brunson, to name a few. His MMA career records of 22 games in which he won 19 games; 8 by knockouts, 1 by submission, and 10 by unanimous decision.

Elias Theodorou UFC Fight
Elias Theodorou UFC Fight

This veteran fighter had an outstanding stamina, consistency, strength, dexterity and wisdom in his game. He played his last fight with a win against American fighter Bryan Baker in a Colorado Combat Club 10 championship.

Elias Theodorou Bio-his parents, nationality, ethnicity, school

Elias Theodorou was born Elias Michael Theodorou on 31st May 1988 in Mississauga, Canada. He never revealed the name of his parents. He is of Canadian nationality while his ethnicity is Greek.

The Spartan completed his high school at Meadowvale Secondary School. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Advertising from Humber College in Toronto. Elias trained at the Chute Box Academy.

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Elias Theodorou’s Advocacy For Marijuana

Theodorou was a strong supporter of medicinal marijuana use, and on 19th February 2020, the British Columbia Athletic Commission granted him a therapeutic use exempt status (TUE), making him the first pro athlete to do so.

His personal website states that he was also given a second TUE in May 2021 for the same reason. Theodorou was an effective part of the Toronto marijuana community and the “chief access officer” for the cannabis marketplace Leafythings, which assists Canadians in finding delivery options and pharmacies.

Theodorou used cannabis to relieve the discomfort and pain from bilateral neuropathy, a nerve condition brought on by an accident that left his hand fractured in four places and broken in two.

Elias Theodorou Social Media and Body Measurements-height, weight

The Canadian MMA fighter’s Instagram account has over 165k followers and has 465 posts mostly concerning the promotion of medical marijuana. Similarly, Theodorou’s Twitter account has 31k followers.

Elias was a tall athlete with a height of 6 feet and 1 inch(185 cm) and had a body tat weight 84 kg(185 lb)

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