Theodorou, Taleb and Ricci Added to UFC Fight Night 105 in Halifax


A trio of Canadian fighters have been added to UFC’s return to the Maritimes. The Octagon will travel to Halifax for the first time in over two years as UFC Fight Night 105 takes place at the Scotiabank Centre. On the card Elias Theodorou will take on Cezar Ferreira in a clash of TUF , Nordine Taleb will meet Santiago Ponzinibbio and Alex Ricci is set to face Alvaro Herrera.

The Ultimate Fighter Nations Middleweight winner Elias Theodorou sports a 4-1 record inside the Octagon including a TKO victory over Sheldon Westcott to win TUF Nations as well as wins over Bruno Santos, Roger Narvaez and most recently over Sam Alvey. Theodorou will take on Cezar Ferreira, the Ultimate Fighter Brazil Middleweight Winner. Ferreira holds a 7-3 record in the UFC including victories over Sergiuo Moraes to win TUF Brazil as well as his last three straight over Oluwale Bamgbose, Anthony Smith and Jack Hermansson.

Nordine Taleb a two time Ultimate Fighter competitor did not have as successful run inside the house however the UFC saw something in him and signed him. Taleb has made the most of his opportunity with a 4-1 record since signing with the UFC with wins over Vik Grujic, Li Jingliang, Chris Clements and Erick Silva. Santiago Ponzinibbio, yet another Ultimate Fighter competitor from TUF Brazil 2 however was injured and unable to compete in the finals. Ponzinibbio holds a 5-2 record in the Octagon with key victories over Sean Strickland, Court McGee and Zak Cummings.

Alex Ricci recently made his UFC debut on short notice against Jeremy Kennedy at UFC on FOX 21 in Vancouver dropping a Unanimous Decision. Ricci made his debut in 2010 and holds notable wins over Tim Smith, Luis Felix, Kyle Prepolec and Keiran Joblin among others. Alvaro Herrera competed on TUF Latin American 2 losing in the opening round. Despite the loss, Herrera was signed to a UFC contract and has won one and lost one including a 30 second KO over Vernon Ramos and a submission loss to Vicente Luque.

UFC Fight Night 105 goes down Febraury 19, 2017 at the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The card will be headlined by a Heavyweight rematch between former Champion Junior dos Santos and Stefan Struve as well as the UFC debut of Aiemann Zahabi who takes on Reginaldo Vieira in a Bantamweight matchup.

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