Thanksgiving day brought tears to the Fight
World as former IKF Muay Thai World
Cruiserweight Champion Edwin "El Tigre" Aguilar passed
away at 1:AM.
Early reports say that Aguilar
suffered a stroke in Mexico City at the airport waiting for a flight to Tijuana
in route to an MMA bout scheduled in Rosarito Beach on December 3rd.
Aguilar was only 44 years old,
leaving behind a 4 year old daughter.
A native of Apizaco, Tlaxcala, Aguilar
of Tijuana, Baja, Mexico, is considered the precursor of MMA (Mixed Martial
Arts) or "Valetodo" in Tijuana, where he arrived to settle
more than 15 years ago.
Aguilar won his IKF World title on Wednesday, June 18th, 2008 in
Montego Bay, Jamaica when he defeated Manson Gibson by TKO at end of round 3.
Throughout his career, "El Tigre"
as many knew him, won several Titles in all the fight disciplines of Muay Thai,
Kickboxing, Boxing, MMA, Valetodo & San Shou / Sanda titles which included;
Muay Thai World Champion
WBC Muay Thai National Champion
National Muay Thai Champion
National Champion of Valetodo
Champion of Kickboxing
Sanchou Pan-American Champion
Contact National Champion
Sanda National Champion
Aguilar's ending stats were;
with 88 wins by KO/TKO In Kickboxing & Muay Thai
26-19 in Pro MMA
Pro Boxing Record Unknown
Amateur Record Unknown
Rest In Peace Mighty
Your one of God's Champions Now...