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Teammate Of Michael Chiesa’s Passes Away Days Before His Fight

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As Michael Chiesa begins final preparations for his fight this Friday night at UFC Fight Night 50 against Joe Lauzon, he will do so with a heavy heart.

Chiesa, a former Ultimate Fighter winner, posted on Twitter Wednesday that his teammate, Dale Hill, was killed in a shooting accident over the weekend.

“RIP to my teammate Dale Hill who passed away in a shooting accident Sunday,” Chiesa wrote. “Myself and the rest of the team just found out now.

“Tragedy strikes when you least expect it. This is a devastating loss to the Hill family, his daughter and the Sik Jitsu family.

Chiesa (12-1) trains out of Spokane, Washington and has won two straight since suffering his first career loss last year to Jorge Masvidal.

According to a page on Sherdog, Hill fought twice in 2014, defeating Jason Lambert in January before falling to him this past May. He also went 2-2 as an amateur.