Chinese flyweight Jianbing Yang died Friday afternoon in the Philippines after being rushed to the hospital Thursday following what his opponent called a failed weight cut.
Bing, 21, was scheduled to fight Geje Eustaquio Friday at One Championship 35, but he never made it to the scale.
“Sorry to let you know fellas that our fight tonight will not push through,” Eustaquio said in a post on Facebook. “My opponent didn't make weight and he was rushed to the hospital due to dehydration and possible heat stroke.”
Bing was pronounced dead at San Juan De Dios Hospital in Pasay, Philippines, at 12:06 p.m. on Friday.
“There is nothing more profoundly tragic and sad than when a member of the One Championship family, current or past, passes away,” said One Championship CEO Victor Cui. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and loved ones of Yang Jian Bing. We will work closely with the family and offer all the support they need in any way we can during this very difficult time."
Bing was 5-1 as a professional and last competed on June 20 at One Championship 28.