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Elias Theodorou to face Daniel Kelly at UFC Sydney

Elias Theodorou
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

UFC Sydney is set to feature a bout that will bring back memories of the Canada vs. Australia season of The Ultimate Fighter.

TUF Nations cast members Elias Theodorou and Daniel Kelly are booked to meet in a middleweight bout at UFC Fight Night 121 on Nov. 19 at the Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia, the promotion announced Thursday.

Theodorou (13-2) and Kelly (13-2) were housemates on an international edition of TUF that was filmed in Quebec City, Quebec, the first and to date only season to take place in Canada. They never crossed paths on the show, with Kelly being eliminated in the opening round by Sheldon Westcott, and Theodorou going on to win the show’s middleweight tournament by defeating Westcott in the finals.

Fighting out of Mississauga, Ontario, Theodorou has compiled a 5-2 record in the Octagon. In his most recent fight at The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale in July, he dropped a unanimous decision to Brad Tavares.

Kelly hails from Melbourne, Victoria, and he has represented Australia as an Olympic judoka on four separate occasions. The 39-year-old was knocked out inside of a round by Derek Brunson this past June, a loss that snapped a four-fight winning streak.

UFC Fight Night 121 will be headlined by a heavyweight bout between Mark Hunt and Marcin Tybura.

See the updated card below:

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