Stephan Bonnar Passes Away

The UFC confirmed the heartbreaking news on social media, leaving fighters and fans across the MMA community shattered.

Sources close to Bonnar confirmed the news and then the UFC officially announced his passing around 3PM Las Vegas time on Christmas eve.

Bonnar made his professional debut in 2001 and after going 7-1 on the regional scene,

Bonnar’s professional MMA career lasted 13 years and 24 fights, and he was a familiar figure in and around the sport.

He's survived by his wife, Andrea, and their son Griffin. He was 45.