A former UFC competitor is dead after getting hit by a bus in Brazil.
Felipe Colares is reported to have been the unfortunate victim of an accident in said country on Monday that left him dead. According to Globo Esporte, the 29-year-old got hit on a street in Guaratiba, which is situated in the West Zone of Rio de Janeiro.
The publication reports that Colares had just ended a training session before getting struck. His teammate, Kleydson Rodrigues, has also confirmed as much to Christian Stein of Sherdog.
The former UFC star set off on his professional mixed martial arts career in 2013 and would find early success, winning his first eight fights. He made his UFC debut in 2019, fighting Geraldo de Freitas Jr., and would remain with the promotion up until his release in 2022.
Colares was in the news in January of this year when he helped prevent a robbery in his native Brazil, later explaining that he used his jiu-jitsu skills to subdue the would-be robber until the police arrived on the scene.
The Brazilian had an 11-4 record as a fighter.
ARES Fighting Championship, the last promotion Colares fought for, has sent condolences to his family.
We at TotalProSports would also like to extend commiserations to Felipe’s family, friends, and loved ones.
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