Former UFC and Bellator fighter Maiquel Falcao was stabbed to death on Sunday in his hometown of Pelotas, Brazil. The 40-year-old was stabbed three times on his stomach in front of a bar and was taken to the hospital early morning on Monday. The police are currently investigating the incident as per reports from Brazilian Media.
Falcao started his MMA career back in 2004 and had a long career that saw him compete in more than 60 professional MMA Fights. He had a professional record of 40-20 to his name with 33 of his wins coming via TKO or Submission.
His lone fight in the UFC came back in 2010 at UFC 123: Rampage vs. Machida when he fought Gerald Harris. Falcao secured a unanimous decision in the match but he was released soon from the UFC after it was found that he was arrested for assaulting a woman in the past. He then went on to fight in CMMA, AFC, and Bellator MMA for the next decade and had six fights in 2019 alone.
His last fight happened in October 2021 when he fought Nemanja Uveric at Serbian Battle Championship 36: Revenge. Falcao, unfortunately, suffered a first-round TKO loss in the fight.