Maiquel Falcao Died: What Was His Cause Of Death?

The Brazilian died at the age of 40 after being attacked outside a bar in his hometown of Pelotas, Brazil.

The MMA fighter Maiquel Falcão – who in his career had a brief spell at the UFC, in addition to having won the Bellator middleweight tournament in 2012 – was murdered in the early hours of Sunday (23), in Pelotas (RS), his hometown Christmas. According to the website ‘Diário Popular’, the victim was stabbed and, when found, was taken to the hospital still alive, but could not resist the injuries.

According to the incident report, the fighter was found lying on the sidewalk in front of a bar, on Rua Major Francisco Nunes de Souza, with two injuries to his abdomen. According to the publication, no witnesses were found at the scene. The case is being investigated by the Homicide and Protection of the Person (DHPP). Maiquel Falcão was 40 years old.

Maikeli Falcão, the fighter’s daughter, confirmed Maiquel’s death on her Facebook. She deeply mourned the loss and said she is ‘without her hero’.

“We made a promise that we would be together forever, side by side no matter what. This morning I see myself alone, without my hero. God took a piece of me,” she wrote.

Pelotas, the team that the former fighter supported, also used social networks to say goodbye.

Between 2004 and 2019, Maiquel Falcão competed in 60 professional MMA fights, ending his career in the modality with a record of 40 wins, 19 losses and a ‘no contest’ (no result). The main highlights of his career were winning the sixth season of the Bellator Middleweight Tournament in 2012 and beating Gerald Harris in his only fight in the UFC Octagon in 2010.

Coincidentally, the fighter was released from both organizations after getting involved in controversies outside the cage. After his successful UFC debut, Maiquel was cut after news broke that he had been arrested in the past for allegedly assaulting a woman outside a nightclub. His departure from Bellator also included an incident in which he assaulted a woman at a gas station and was involved in a street fight.

Amelia Warner– After graduating from NYU with a master's degree in history, She was also a columnist for many local newspapers. Amelia Warner mostly covers Entertainment topics, but at times loves to write about movie reviews as well.

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