Thirty-two-year-old mixed martial artist Blas Avena was found deceased in his Las Vegas apartment on Wednesday. Las Vegas Metro Police are investigating his passing as a possible suicide.
“Arriving police and medical personnel located an adult male who was pronounced deceased at the scene. As of now, the death is being investigated as a suicide,” a LVMPD spokesperson told TMZ.
Avena made his professional MMA debut in January 2005. He competed six times in the WEC and last fought at Bellator 96 in June 2013, losing to War Machine by TKO.
An autopsy was performed on Avena, but the cause of death won’t be determined until further tests are competed and the results returned.
Avena was a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with an MMA record of 8-7, 1 NC.