Kent and Theodorou Fight for ECC Gold This Saturday

Elias Theodorou (photo by Mike Fischl)

Elias Theodorou (photo by Mike Fischl)

Two rising Canadian Middleweight prospects will face off in Halifax for the Extreme Cage Combat Middleweight title this Saturday, May 11th. Nova Scotia’s Mike Kent (9-1) and Ontario’s Elias Theodorou (6-0), both undefeated at Middleweight, will look to move up the 185 lb ladder and secure ECC gold.

Kent, who has only lost at Light-Heavyweight, was on an eight fight win streak prior to an ill-fated step up against Tim Chemelli at 205lbs. The Titans MMA fighter rebounded in his most recent bout with a controversial fourth round TKO over Cody Krahn at ECC 15 earlier this year. He will look to make it two in a row against the most dangerous Middleweight that he has faced to date.

“Elias is a very skilled, well-rounded, undefeated fighter,” Kent commented on his opponent.  “I think he will be my toughest fight to date and I’m looking forward to the challenge. I will be well prepared and looking to put on a great fight for Halifax!

Elias “The Spartan” Theodorou is coming into this fight on a tear having won all six of his MMA bouts.  With a win in Bellator and a Score Fighting Series win over the highly regarded Ali Mokdad, Theodorou is full of confidence and has proven impossible to finish in his young career.  The Mississauga fighter brings a grinding, positionally dominant style to the cage and will look to wear Kent down over the course of the five round championship fight.

Mike Kent acknowledged the difficulties “The Spartan” will bring to the cage, “When I said I want to challenge myself this year against top competition, Elias was exactly the type of fighter I was talking about!”

As always, Theodorou will look to impose his will on his opposition.  Elias gave his thoughts on the bout,

I am excited to fight Mike Kent; he is a well experienced fighter, always willing to fight. I respect that. As far as what to expect, my team and I expect the unexpected and prepare for everything. I am always less concerned in what my opponent is preparing for, but rather what I am doing to train harder. If you are not going to give it your all at this level, you’re not going to have your hand raised at the end of it. That is the most important part, the reward for your hard work and sacrifice

Mike Kent defeats Dan Fowler

Mike Kent stops Dan Fowler (photo by Martin Blais)

With a title on the line, both fighters will be looking forward to winning a belt as it is a great opportunity to be formally recognized for all the hard work they have put into their MMA games.  Kent expanded on what it means to win an ECC championship.

Winning a title in Halifax would mean a ton to me. The ECC is where a lot of Canada’s greats like TJ Grant and Roger Hollett got their starts. To win a title in my hometown promotion would be the highlight of my fighting career .

The chance to win the ECC title and notch a win over Mike Kent in the process is not lost on Theodorou as well,

I am excited to fight for ECC, especially for the belt, because it will bring the attention needed … to showcase my skills, to show I am a serious member in the 185lbs weight class in Canada.

Will Kent be the hometown hero and wear the gold following the fight or will Theodorou wrestle the belt away from him and earn national recognition as a top Middleweight?  Fans will find out on May 11th.

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