In a bit of sad news in an MMA heavy weekend, a 21-year-old fighter from China passed away Friday in the Philippines due to weight cutting issues.
Yang Jian Bing, a flyweight who was scheduled to compete for ONE FC, was announced by the promotion as having passed away at 12:06 PM Friday, just hours before a scheduled show at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay, Philippines.
Bing (5-1) was scheduled to face Geje Eustaquiao (6-4). He had collapsed while cutting weight on Thursday morning and was rushed to San Juan De Dios Hospital in Pasay. He never recovered and passed away due to cardiopulmonary failure.
On a Facebook announcement about the death, Eustaquiao said that Bing had been rushed to the hospital due to dehydration and possible heat stroke. The promotion announced his death at the start of today's event and said the cause was not yet determined, but sent out a release later with a cause of death.
"There is nothing more profoundly tragic and sad than when a member of the ONE Championship family, current or past, passed away. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and loved ones of Yang Jian Bing. We will work closely with the famly and offer all the support they need in any way we can during this difficult time."