The athlete had a professional record of three wins and two losses.
Russian mixed martial arts fighter Alexander Pisarev died on October 30 at the age of 33 from poisoning, while his wife remains in hospital for the same cause, reports Tass.
The Russian Investigative Committee of the Moscow Region noted that “preliminary data from the expert, the death of the athlete was the product of a poisoning with an unidentified substanceTherefore, he indicated, “an additional inspection of the scene” is already being carried out and a forensic chemical examination is planned.
According to a member of the fighter’s team to the Russian agency, preliminary data from forensic examinations indicate opioid intoxication as the cause of death; however, it is still unknown where they came from and how they were ingested.
Similarly, Russian media report that the fighter and his partner would have fallen intoxicated after consuming watermelons. However, food poisoning has also not been confirmed so far.
During his career, Pisarev was crowned the Moscow featherweight champion and was a finalist in the European MMA championship in the same category. He also participated in tournaments organized by the Russian promoters AMC Fight Nights Global and RCC, registering a record of three wins and two losses.