Former UFC fighter Felipe Colares killed after being hit by bus in Rio de Janeiro

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Felipe Colares has been killed in Brazil after getting hit by a bus leaving training.

According to Brazilian news outlet, Globo, Felipe "Cabocão" Colares was killed after an accident in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The 29-year-old fighter was reportedly leaving training when he was struck by a bus on Avenida das Américas, in Guaratiba, West Zone of the city.

Colares's coach, Rodrigo Babi told the outlet that he was attended to at the scene but died on the way to the hospital.

He is survived by his wife and 10-month old so

Colares holds an 11-4 record and appeared in the UFC from 2019 until 2022. He fought the likes of Montel Jackson, Chris Gutierrez and Chase Hooper. His most recent fight was a first-round submission victory at Ares FC 12 in February.

He went viral recently after stopping a robber on the streets of Brazil.