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MMA Fighter Shalie Lipp killed in tragic car crash

LockerRoom Team
Calendar Icon09 May 2023

In a tragic turn of events, up-and-coming MMA fighter Shalie Lipp passed away hardly two weeks before a major fight.

The 21-year-old from Colorado, USA, lost her life in a car crash on the I-94 bridge linking Fargo-Moorhead. This incident has sent shockwaves through the MMA community, and fans worldwide are mourning the loss of a promising young athlete.

The accident occurred when Lipp, who was driving a 2015 Chevrolet Malibu, reportedly made contact with a 2017 Jeep Cherokee travelling eastbound on Sunday morning at 11:30 am. Sadly, Lipp was the only occupant of the two vehicles not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, and she was the only one who did not survive. All other people involved in the accident escaped uninjured.

Lipp was an amateur MMA fighter who represented the Academy of Combat Arts in Fargo, Minnesota. She was scheduled to take on Natalie Gage in a flyweight title fight in the main event at Ignite No Mercy 11, which was set to take place on May 20 in the Kent Freeman Arena in Detroit Lakes. This event was eagerly awaited by fans, who were looking forward to watching Lipp's skills in the cage.

The news of Lipp's passing has left the MMA community in shock and mourning. Lipp was a young fighter with immense potential, and her untimely death has left a void in the sport. Fans and fellow fighters have taken to social media to express their condolences and pay tribute to the fighter.

Lipp had recently returned from a training camp in Thailand, where she was preparing for her upcoming fight.

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"My heart is absolutely broken. You were such a wonderful human, full of promise and drive. One of the few people I've ever met that was truly reaching for greatness. And I will never forget you. It is beyond my minds capacity today to think that I won't see you this week...or ever again. We were just cracking the code,” her personal trainer Eric Sweeney wrote on social media.


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