Veteran Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighter Felipe Colares, passed away Monday.
Brazilian website Combate confirmed the 29 mixed martial artist was hit by a bus in Rio de Janeiro after leaving a training session.
Colares was taken immediately to a hospital but died en route.
In September 2017 Colares won the Jungle Fight 145-pound Featherweight championship , which earned him a UFC roster spot.
He debut in the Octagon February 2, 2019 at UFC Fight Night: Assuncao vs. Moraes 2, losing a unanimous decision to Geraldo de Freitas. Colares would fight six times in the promotion, going 2-4 in those bouts. He was cut from the UFC following tough back-to-back defeats at the hands (and feet) of Chris Gutierrez and Chase Hooper.
His last fight took place in the Ares Fighting Championship in Paris France, defeating Alioune Nahaye via a first-round rear naked choke.