Very sad news coming out of the Philippines today as 21-year old Chinese flyweight Jianbing Yang passed away after weighing in for ONE Championship 35.
Yang never made it to the scale and his opponent Geje Eustagquio posted on social media: “Sorry to let you know fellas that our fight tonight will not push through. My opponent didn’t make weight and he was rushed to the hospital due to dehydration and possible heat stroke.”
Bing was pronounced dead at San Juan De Dios Hospital in Pasay, Philippines, at 12:06 p.m. on Friday.
One Championship CEO, Victor Cui posted on Facebook: “There is nothing more profoundly tragic and sad than when a member of the One Championship family, current or past, passes away. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and loved ones of Yang Jian Bing. We will work closely with the family and offer all the support they need in any way we can during this very difficult time.”
It is not very often a fighter dies from weight cutting so a situation this serious will surely be looked at.
Yang held a 5-1-1 professional mixed martial arts record.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Yang’s friends and family and the entire ONE Championship community.