Investigators are looking into the death of a Merced man who fell 30 feet to his death from the second level at Arco Arena Saturday night, Sacramento County Sheriff’s officials said.
Sacramento County Sheriff’s spokesman R.L. Davis said Eraldo Cano, 26, was seated in section 112 at Arco for Saturday night’s Ultimate Fighting Championship event around 8:30 p.m. when he fell from the second level to a concrete concourse on the ground level.
Cano was transported by ambulance to the UC Davis Medical Center where he died from his injuries around 10 p.m.
Davis said the fall appeared to be accidental and Cano was not pushed. Authorities were looking into whether alcohol played a role in the fall.
Cano was one of 14,317 spectators at Arco Saturday for the UFC 73 Stacked event, featuring a collection of fighters from various martial arts disciplines going head to head.