Canadian fighters look to make their mark as UFC touches down in Ottawa

It’s a golden opportunity for Elias Theodorou.The Toronto middleweight takes on American Derek Brunson in the co-main event at a televised UFC card at the Canadian Tire Centre on Saturday night. A win could vault Theodorou into the top 10 in his weight class.“I just celebrated my fifth year in the UFC so it’s really exciting. I didn’t step into a mixed martial arts gym until I was 21 and now in less than 10 years I may be able to crack the top 10,” said Theodorou, who became the first Canadian to win “The Ultimate Fighter” in 2014.WATCH (Apr. 26, 2019): Full steam ahead as Cole ‘The Cole Train’ Smith makes UFC debut