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UFC Veteran Felipe Colares Hit by Bus in Brazil, Dead at 29 Years Old



Six-time UFC veteran Felipe Colares has died at 29 years old after being struck by a bus on Monday.

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Sherdog.com contributor Christian Stein confirmed news of Colares’ death with teammate Kleydson Rodrigues. Colares was hit on his way home from training in Rio de Janeiro and died on his way to Hospital Rocha Faria in Campo Grande, according to Combate.

Colares last fought on Feb. 17, when he submitted Alioune Nahaye at Ares FC 12. Prior to that, the Team Nogueira representative went 2-4 during six-bout UFC stint from 2019 to 2022. He earned wins over Luke Sanders and Domingo Pilarte during his tenure with the Las Vegas-based promotion.

The fighter known as “Cabocao” compiled an 11-4 mark over the course of an MMA career that began in 2013. According to the Combate report, Colares leaves behind a wife and a 10-month old son.

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