Felipe Colares (11-4), who made six appearances in the UFC in the past, has sadly passed away in a tragic bus accident aged only 29.
The news was broken out by Combate, who reported on Monday that the accident took place on the 1st of May in Rio de Janeiro. Colares was run over by a bus on Avenida das Américas, in Guaratiba, West Zone of Rio, while he was on the way back from training.
It was further added by the outlet that his trainer, Rodrigo Babi, reported that the Fire Department had rushed to the spot of the accident and Colares was rushed to Rocha Faria Hospital, in Campo Grande. Unfortunately, his condition was already very severe and on the way to the hospital, the fighter succumbed to his injuries. The 29-year-old, who hailed from Amapa and resided in Rio, is survived by his wife Jaqueline, and their 10-month-old son.
A former Jungle Fight FC featherweight champion, Corales entered the UFC in 2019, making his debut in February of that year in a loss against Geraldo de Freitas. He marked his first victory in the Octagon via split decision against Domingo Pilarte five months later and then continued to rack up two more wins. He was released from the UFC last year after two back-to-back losses.
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