Former UFC fighter Felipe Colares, hit and killed by bus in Brazil

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.

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