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Former UFC fighter Geane Herrera has died at the age of 33 in Florida

Former UFC fighter Geane Herrera has died at the age of 33 in Florida

Florida – Geane Carlos Herrera, a talented MMA fighter who briefly competed in the UFC and participated in the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC), has died tragically at the age of 33.

BKFC confirmed Herrera's untimely death via a social media post, revealing that he was involved in a fatal motorcycle accident in Florida.

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In response to this heartbreaking news, a GoFundMe campaign was created in honor of Herrera to help cover the expenses of his funeral.

“Our family is devastated by the tragic loss of our beloved 'La Pulga', Geane Carlos Herrera, who was taken from us far too soon at the age of 33,” the GoFundMe page said. “Geane leaves behind a 16 year old son, his 3 month pregnant girlfriend, parents, siblings and a loving family who adored him and will miss him.”

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The statement continued: “Geane was a vibrant soul, always striving to live life to the fullest. He was a dedicated athlete with ambitious dreams of making a difference and leaving a lasting impact on the world. His infectious happiness left a mark indelible in all those who had the privilege of crossing paths with him”.

A native of California, Herrera made his UFC debut in August 2015, competing at UFC Fight Night 73. Although he suffered a unanimous decision loss, he returned to the Octagon just three months later and emerge victorious with a technical knockout against Joby Sánchez. . After two final losses, Herrera moved on to the Berkut Absolute Championship in 2018.

In July 2021, he showed his skills at BKFC, where he scored a victory in his debut by achieving a TKO against Abdiel Velazquez.

“Geane possessed an unwavering work ethic and worked odd jobs to support his family and ensure the well-being of his children,” the GoFundMe continued. “As an immigrant from humble origins, he aimed to make a difference and instill pride in his Colombian-American community.”

“We share his story to highlight the incredible person that Geane was: a man full of passion, vitality, love and high aspirations.”

The loss of Geane Herrera has saddened the MMA community, leaving a void that will be felt by all who admired his determination and zest for life.

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