Geane Herrera, Former UFC Fighter, Dies at 33

Photo: Instagram/Geane Herrera

Geane Herrera, a former UFC fighter who also competed in the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC), has died at the age of 33. The BKFC confirmed his death in a social media post, stating that Herrera reportedly died in a motorcycle crash in Florida.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help cover Herrera’s funeral expenses. The page reads, "Our family is devastated by the tragic loss of our beloved Geane Carlos Herrera, known in the professional fighting world as ‘La Pulga.’ His life was cut way too short at only 33 years old. Geane leaves behind a 16-year-old son, his 3-month pregnant girlfriend, mother, father, sisters, a brother, and a family that loves him and will deeply miss him."

Herrera was known for his lively personality and dedication to his sport. "Geane was full of life, always trying to live life to the fullest," the GoFundMe page continued. "He was a dedicated athlete with big dreams of making a difference and leaving his mark on the world. He was a happy-go-lucky person who left an impression on everyone he met."

Photo: Instagram/Geane Herrera

Born in California, Herrera made his UFC debut in August 2015 at UFC Fight Night 73, losing by unanimous decision. He fought again three months later, winning against Joby Sanchez via technical knockout. After losing his final two UFC fights, he moved to Absolute Championship Berkut in 2018.

In July 2021, Herrera debuted in the BKFC, winning against Abdiel Velazquez by technical knockout.

The GoFundMe page highlighted Herrera's hardworking nature and his commitment to his family and community. "Geane was a hustler and started doing all kinds of odd jobs to make ends meet and ensure his family was taken care of. Coming from an immigrant family, he wanted to make a difference and make his Colombian-American community proud."

"Geane’s story is one of passion, life, love, and big dreams," the GoFundMe added. "He will be remembered for the amazing person he was."

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Source: Fox News 

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