Tragedy has struck the MMA world as amateur MMA fighter Saeideh Aletaha passed away this past Sunday after competing at an amateur MMA event.
The BBC reports that Aletaha competed at the Fast & Furious Fight Series 19 card the day before in Southampton, England and collapsed in the ring once the bout was over. Aletaha was rushed to the hospital shortly after, having suffered head trauma from her amateur MMA bout, and passed away the following day.
Exile Gym Southampton, which is where Aletaha trained at, issued the following statement through Facebook:
Fast & Furious Fight Series also issued the following statement through Facebook:
A statement was also issued by the Hampshire Police to the Southern Daily Echo:
“We were called shortly before 1 a.m. on Sunday Nov. 17 by colleagues at Southampton General Hospital informing us of a woman who was being treated in hospital for a life-threatening brain injury. The woman, aged 26, died in hospital later that day. Inquiries into exactly what happened are ongoing. Next of kin have been informed.”
Police are investigating the matter and the results of that investigation haven’t been revealed at this time.