Former Bellator and LFA veteran Katy Collins has tragically died from a brain aneurysm at just 32-years-old.
“Katy Collins fought as hard as she could,” A GoFundMe page to cover the fighters medical expenses reads. “On September 25th, Katy peacefully left this earth. She leaves behind so many loved ones, family and friends who care so much for her. Katy leaves behind two young sons, who will struggle to understand this, like many of us. Katy was young and strong and full of life and love. Her family will need all the help they can with funeral and medical costs. Any help at all is so appreciated. I know that Katy would have been happier than ever knowing how much her friends have helped her.”
“The fight is over,” Collins coach JT Tilley wrote on Facebook. “You never stopped fighting and we never gave up on you. Just wasn’t in the cards.
“…I’ve always been so proud of you Kate. We did it. I was honored to be able to live your dream with you. I wouldn’t trade it for anything. I will miss you more than the world will ever know. 😔
Collins reportedly passed away on Friday after also suffering a stroke and seizures in relation to the brain aneurysm.
During her 12-fight career, Collins, known as ‘Red Dragon’ fought three times for Bellator, picking up wins over Michelle Pearce and Bruna Vargas, in addition to a loss against Emily Ducote.
Collins then moved on to another respected promotion LFA, but suffered three losses in a row, with her last fight being a decision loss to Jaimlee Nievera back in June of last year.
Collins hadn’t fought again since, leaving her career record standing at 7-5.