UFC Boxer Dead At 33 Due To Motorcycle Accident

(Rightallegiance.com) – Geane Herrera, a former UFC fighter and competitor in the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC), has tragically passed away at the age of 33. The BKFC confirmed his death on social media, stating that Herrera lost his life in a motorcycle accident in Florida. A GoFundMe campaign has been launched to help cover his funeral expenses.

“Our family is devastated by the tragic loss of our beloved Geane Carlos Herrera, known in the professional fighting world as ‘La Pulga,’ whose life was cut way too short at only 33 years-old,” read the GoFundMe page. “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 described as someone who lived life to the fullest. He was a dedicated athlete with big dreams of making a difference and leaving a mark on the world. “He was such a happy-go-lucky person who left a mark on everyone that came into his life,” the statement continued.

Born in California, Herrera made his debut in the UFC in August 2015 at UFC Fight Night 73. Although he lost that match by unanimous decision, he bounced back three months later with a technical knockout victory over Joby Sanchez. After two more fights in the UFC, he moved to Absolute Championship Berkut in 2018. In July 2021, he debuted in the BKFC against Abdiel Velazquez, winning by technical knockout.

“Geane was a hustler, taking on all kinds of odd jobs to make ends meet and ensure his family was taken care of,” the GoFundMe page added. “Coming from an immigrant family, he wanted to make a difference and make his Colombian-American community proud. We tell his story because we want everyone to know the amazing person Geane was, a man full of passion, life, love, and big dreams.”

Herrera’s death is a significant loss to the fighting community and those who knew him personally. His legacy as a fighter and a beloved family member will be remembered by many.