Former UFC fighter Rodrigo de Lima killed in Brazil by his Uber driver
Tragedy struck on on Monday morning when former UFC welterweight Rodrigo de Lima was killed in a hit and run attack in his native Brazil.
UFC welterweight Michel Prazeres, a longtime friend and teammate of ‘Monstro’, told MMA Fighting that the 26-year-old fighter was inside a car with a few friends when he started arguing with an Uber driver.
Prazeres said the driver stopped the car and then two men both got out to continue their argument. The driver got back in his car, drove away, but then came back and hit de Lima from behind.
Multiple local reports in Belem, Brazil have corroborated Prazeres’ version of events and it is believed the police are searching for the suspect.
Tragically, de Lima was married with two children.
‘Monstro’ (9-3-1) fought twice in the UFC between 2014 and 2015, losing both outings to Neil Magny and Efrain Escudero.
His last bout took place 10 months ago in June 2018, submitting Luiz Fabiano in the co-main event of Shooto Brazil 85.
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