Multiple media sources have reported that TUF winner Elias Theodorou will take on Thiago Santos at UFC Fight Night 80. The event takes place Dec. 10 at the Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas.
Theodorou defeated Sheldon Westcott in the finale of “The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia.” Since then, he has picked up back-to-back victories over Bruno Santos and Roger Narvaez. He holds a perfect 11-0 record as a professional.
Santos competed on the second season of Brazil’s version of the UFC reality show, but he could not reach the finals. In the UFC, he has gone 3-2. In his last outing, he scored a devastating first-round knockout over Steve Bosse that will be in consideration for “Knockout of the Year.”
UFC Fight Night 80 will kickoff three-straight days of UFC events in Las Vegas. The following two nights, the city will host the TUF 22 Finale and UFC 194 which features a main event for the featherweight title.