Ex-UFC fighter Felipe Colares was killed by a bus while returning home from training in Rio de Janeiro on the morning of Monday, May 1.
According to the report from Globo Esporte, Colares was immediately transported to Rocha Faria Hospital following the accident but died during transit due to the severity of his injuries.
The MMA fighter’s teammate, Kleydson Rodrigues, confirmed the awful news to Sherdog reporter Christian Stein on Monday afternoon as well.
Who was Felipe Colares?
Luis Felipe Dias Colares was a Brazilian mixed martial artist in the Bantamweight division.
A professional since 2013, he most notably competed for the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Growing up in Macapa, Amapa, Colares started training judo at the age of seven, picking up Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Taekwondo and Muay Thai at 15.
Colares was just 29 years old and leaves behind a wife and six-month-old son.