Former UFC fighter Felipe Colares dead after struck by bus

Felipe Colares tragically lost his life on Monday in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

Felipe Colares, a former UFC fighter, died on Monday at 29 years old.

Rodrigo Babi, Colares’ coach, told Combate that Colarles was returning from a training session in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, when he was struck by a bus. First responders tended to Colares, but he died en route to the hospital due to the injuries suffered from the hit.

Colares made headlines in January when he stopped a man with Brazilian jiu-jitsu after he attempted to rob a person of their phone. He, also, worked for Empoderadas as a coordinator, which helped raise awareness of violence against women and teach self defense.

“Cobacao” registered an 11-4 record in MMA, with his most recent victory coming in February against Alioune Nahaye via submission at Ares FC 12. He fought six times under the UFC banner, which stretched from February 2019 to May 2022.

Colares is survived by his son Rhavi and his wife Jaqueline, according to Combate.