MMA fighter Eduardo Maiorino (3-8) passed away yesterday, December 23, from an apparent heart attack in Brazil at age 33, reports Aquidauana News.
Maiorino was at the home of one of his students, preparing to leave for a championship fight that was about 87 miles away. An autopsy is currently being prepared on the body.
Maiorino fought almost completely out of Brazil, with his biggest bout being against current UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos (15-1). Santos won the fight within 50 seconds via submission.
In his last fight, at Max Fight 13 in May, Maiorino lost in the first round to Geronimo dos Santos (32-14) by way of KO.
Maiorino held several Brazilian heavyweight championships and K-1 titles.