Brazilian Fighter Dies Just Before Shooto Brazil 43 Weigh-Ins
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 09.26.2013
Leandro Souza was 26...
Brazilian fighter Leandro Souza passed away just before the weigh-ins for his planned fight at Shooto Brazil 43. Andre Pederneiras has confirmed that Souza died before the weigh-ins, posting on Facebook (via MMAjunkie):
"It's with a heavy heart that through this letter we share the news of the passing of the athlete Leandro Caetano de Souza. The athlete passed away at the emergency unit in Botafogo. The reasons are not yet known to us. We would like to express our condolences to all friends and family."
Souza was twenty-six. He was scheduled to fight Gabriel Brasil in a flyweight matchup. No other details are available.
On behalf of 411, our condolences to the family, friends and fans of Mr. Souza.