Today is a sad day for the mixed martial arts community.
Sherdog has confirmed that forty-one year old Bellator fighter Joe Camacho (13-19-3) has unexpectedly passed away from a heart attack.
Camacho on Sunday returned home from a North American Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation competition in Long Beach, Calif. According to his cousin, Charlie Valencia, Camacho told his girlfriend he was not feeling well over dinner. Valencia said the two later went to bed, with Camacho’s girlfriend awakening to his screams at 4 a.m. She called 911, and he was rushed to Queen of the Valley Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead of an apparent heart attack.
Camacho made his professional MMA debut in 1999. His nickname was “JC Plentee of Skills.” Before making his Bellator debut in January earlier this year, he fought in numerous MMA organizations, including King of the Cage, Real Rhythm, and Respect in the Cage.
Here at SciFighting, we send Joe’s family and friends our deepest thoughts and condolences.
RIP Joe Camacho.