Texas MMA Pioneer And Longtime Coach Saul Soliz Passes Away At 55

The MMA world has suffered a great loss as longtime coach and a pioneer of the mixed martial arts scene in Texas, Saul Soliz, has tragically passed away at the age of 55.

One of Soliz's close friends John Gomez confirmed the unfortunate news in a post to Facebook, saying the cause of death was due to COVID-19. Soliz was the head coach of Houston-based gym Metro Fight Club and has trained a plethora of fighters such as UFC Hall of Famers Tito Ortiz, Kevin Randleman, and Mark Coleman as well as current Bellator women's featherweight champion Cris Cyborg, former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, former UFC heavyweight champion Ricco Rodriguez, Yves Edwards, Mark Kerr, Matt Hamill, Melvin Guillard, Carlo Prater, and Pete Spratt. He also appeared on two seasons of The Ultimate Fighter as an assistant coach on Team Ortiz and was currently the head coach of rising UFC bantamweight prospects Adrian Yanez and Mana Martinez, as well as Fury FC prospects Kolton Englund, Justice Torres, and Michael Aswell.

Gilbert Burns vs. Neil Magny Scheduled For UFC 283 In January

The following tributes have come out for Soliz from his fighters, friends, and peers. Our condolences go out to Soliz's family and friends during this time.

Fightful has all of your MMA needs covered. Follow us on Twitter for updates, and subscribe to our YouTube channel for exclusive interviews, lists, news updates, and predictions.

Get exclusive pro wrestling content on Fightful Select, our premium news service! Click here to learn more.
From The Web