The former UFC fighter Kimo Leopoldo reportedly died due to complications from a heart attack at the age of 41. He finished with an overall MMA record of 10-7-1.
Kimo last fought in October of 2006 against Wes Sims at Extreme Wars 5, making it his third consecutive loss in mixed martial arts competition. The last time he fought in the UFC was a rematch bout against Ken Shamrock back in June of 2004 at UFC 48. He was defeated via knockout (a knee strike) in the first round. That was the last time UFC fans saw Kimo fight within the octagon as he went off to fight in other overseas promotions.
Kimo will be remembered by many MMA fans, especially those who followed UFC closely. He was well known for his participation in early UFC battles including fights against Royce Gracie at UFC 3 and his first battle against Ken Shamrock at UFC 8. His only UFC victory came at UFC 43 ‘Meltdown’ against David “Tank” Abbott where he won via an arm triangle choke submission in the first round.
Kimo Leopoldo will be remembered as a legend to this sport. Our prayers go out to his family and close friends. May he rest in peace…