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MMA fighter Alexander Pisarev dies in sleep amid fears he suffered food poisoning alongside wife after eating watermelon

RUSSIAN MMA fighter Alexander Pisarev has reportedly died in his sleep amid fears of food poisoning.

According to Russian news site Pravda, Pisarev passed away in his sleep with his wife also being treated in hospital.

MMA fighter Alexander Pisarev reportedly died in his sleep amid fears of food poisoning

There are fears the couple suffered food poisoning after eating a watermelon.

Pisarev is said to have lived in an apartment in Moscow’s Balashikha with his wife and father.

And on Sunday, his father Igor Vladimirovich returned from a walk at around 4pm and asked his son to dinner.

After there was no response, he checked on his sleeping son and daughter-in-law before realising they were not breathing.

It is claimed Pisarev died aged 33 in hospital while his wife survived.

Tomahawk sports club said in a statement: “My brother, my friend, my student!

“Words cannot express the extent of the loss. Alexander Pisarev is the standard of friendship, decency and courage of a Russian person.

“We and I will miss you! Rest in peace, our brother.”

Twitter account @RussieInfos added: “His trainer Magomed Kamilov told us, he got sick after eating (watermelon).”

Pisarev is believed to have had a 5-2 MMA record and won grappling championships.

His last fight took place in February 2020, losing to Maxim Usoyan.

Alexander Pisarev passed away aged 33

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