Former LFA fighter and “The Ultimate Fighter” alum Dane Sayers was pronounced dead by the Fargo Police in Fargo, North Dakota, USA on Saturday.
Sayers, 33, was discovered in the Red River, per a report from local radio station The Flag WZFG. The Sayers family was informed that his death was ruled an “accidental drowning,” as said in an in-depth interview with David Olson of Inforum.
Sayers fought 16 times as a pro in MMA, attaining 12 wins in his time. He made his pro debut back in 2008, fighting in North Dakota-based promotions MAX Fights and Extreme Beatdown.
After fighting eight times as a pro, Sayers joined UFC TV series “The Ultimate Fighter” for Season 12. After winning his first fight on the show, he was later eliminated by Sako Chivitchian.
Sayers last competed in MMA in 2018, where he lost to Indalecio Romero on an LFA card. His last involvement in combat sports was in 2019 as part of a bare-knuckle boxing event.