Felipe Colares, MMA and UFC veteran, has passed away this Monday (May 1) after getting hit by a bus in Brazil.
As reported by MMA Fighting, Colares was on his way back from training in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in the morning when the tragic accident took place.
He was taken to the hospital, but passed away before reaching it.
Colares had became famous in the mainstream BJJ community earlier this year, after he stopped a thief on the streets of Rio.
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The MMA veteran shared more details about what had happened:
Returning from training this afternoon, we came across an alleged assault on a woman on the beach at Recreio dos Bandeirantes. I returned back to my car, and went to the girl to find out the situation, and in fact it was a robbery.
Seeing that he was unarmed, we intervened and managed to immobilize the perpetrator just using the Jiu-Jitsu techniques.
We managed to capture the criminal, we recovered the victim’s cell phone, and today we have one less robber on the streets.
I don’t recommend that unprepared people take this action, but today I became 1% better.