Eight MMA Fighters Who Passed Away In 2017


Jason Pachecho

24-year-old up-and-comer Jason Pachecho’s life was cut short in a tragic accident on St. Patrick’s Day this year.

Pachecho had shown promise during his 4-0 stint as an amateur fighter, winning the King of the Cage amateur flyweight title in late 2014 and had then gone on to win his professional debut by submission in the RFA promotion.

Unfortunately, that would prove to be his one and only pro-fight as a chance to fight for WSOF last year fell through along with a couple of other bouts.

At around 9 pm on March 17 of this year, Pachecho was riding his motorcycle in Las Vegas when the 71-year-old driver of a Ford Explorer pulled ahead of him and then turned left, leading to the fighter crashing into his vehicle.

Pachecho was rushed to hospital but later died of his injuries.