Iuri Lapicus, an MMA fighter, died after three days in a coma following a motorcycle accident in Italy, glamsquad reports
Last Friday, Lapicus allegedly lost control of his motorcycle and collided with the car of a 69-year-old woman in the Milanese province of Pogliano Milanese.
When police and ambulances arrived, they discovered the 27-year-old in a coma after being thrown several meters by the force of the crash. He was airlifted to the Niguarda hospital and treated for three days before succumbing to his injuries.
Before conceding for the first time in 2020, the Moldovan-Italian fighter had competed in 16 professional MMA fights, winning 14 of them in a row.
Four of these victories were knockouts, the rest were submissions, and 13 came in the first round.
He joined the ONE Championship in 2019, and his last fight was in August 2022, against Sweden’s Zebaztian Kadestam.
Eddie Alvarez, who fought Conor McGregor at UFC 205 and was initially victorious after Alvarez was disqualified for illegal strikes to the back of Lapicus’ head, faced him in 2021.
The fight was eventually declared a no-contest.
Lapicus, along with Marvin Vettori in the UFC and Alessio Sakara in Bellator, is one of three Italian fighters to have competed in a global top promotion, according to Corriere della Sera.