Shooto Brazil 43 Canceled After Leandro Souza's Death
Posted by Joseph Lee on 09.27.2013
Out of respect...
Shoot president and trainer/manager Andre Pederneiras wrote on his Facebook this morning that he is canceling Shooto Brazil 43 after the death of 26-year-old fighter Leandro "Feijao" Souza. Souza died yesterday during his weight-cutting process for a late-notice fight against flyweight Gabriel Brasil (1-1). Officials haven't announced if the event will be rescheduled. It was set to happen tonight in Rio de Janeiro.
Pederneiras wrote: "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."
He said the cancellation was a "sign of mourning" for Souza.