Paulo Filho was reportedly shot in the leg on Saturday night. | Photo: Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
Former World Extreme Cage Fighting and Pride Fighting Championships competitor Paulo Filho was shot in the leg at a party in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday night, according to a report by Psicoticos por VT.
Many details surrounding the situation remain unclear, although Filho was apparently shot after some type of altercation with a another man at a house party. MMAFighting.com recently confirmed the story with sources close to the situation.
Filho was then taken to Miguel Couto hospital to undergo surgery for his injury. His current condition is unknown.
The 36-year-old Brazilian Top Team representative last competed at Bitetti Combat 19 on Feb. 6, losing a unanimous decision to Andre Muniz. Filho, who was the WEC’s final middleweight champion, is just 1-4-2 in his last seven professional appearances.