PELOTAS, BR. (THECOUNT) — MMA fighter Maiquel Falcao has died after an alleged stabbing in his hometown of Pelotas, Brazil. He was 40.
Based on stories, the previous Bellator title challenger was standing exterior of a bar when he was attacked and stabbed a number of occasions.
It’s unclear if there may be one or a number of suspects within the assault.
Falcao was rushed to an area hospital however didn’t get better from his stab wounds, being pronounced lifeless simply hours later, based on MMAnews.
Falcao started his skilled MMA profession again in 2004, making a reputation for himself in numerous Brazilian regional promotions. He would finally signal with the UFC for a battle towards Gerald Harris at UFC 123, incomes a unanimous choice victory.
Falcao’s most notable performances got here in Bellator, the place he received the middleweight match championship over Andreas Spang. He would get a title shot towards then-champion Alexander Shlemenko at Bellator 88, dropping through second-round knockout.
The UFC had deliberate to carry Falcao again to its promotion for a number of fights earlier than he was let go for assaulting a feminine. He spent eight months in jail earlier than serving the remainder of his sentence underneath home arrest.
After starting his profession with an astounding 31-5 document, Falcao’s finish to his MMA profession was lower than superb. He misplaced his remaining 5 fights abroad, together with in October towards Nemanja Uveric at Serbian Battle Championship 36.
The investigation into Falcao’s demise is ongoing and we’ll carry you the most recent right here at MMANews.