Sad news shakes the martial arts scene. Shalie Lipp was one of the rising stars of mixed martial arts in the United States. In the past few days, the martial artist had been busy preparing for a fight on May 20 in Detroit Lakes. However, this fight is never meant to take place. Shalie dies at the age of 21 as a result of a car accident.

Loud Bring me the news the athlete was on Interstate 94, which connects the US states of Minnesota and North Dakota, on Sunday. Shalie was a passenger when the accident happened. The drivers of the two cars were unharmed and were both probably wearing their seat belts. Shalie was not wearing a seat belt and did not survive the accident.

How much the MMA fighter had prepared for her upcoming fight she opened up in a post in March Facebook clearly. “My heart goes into training for these fights”Shalie wrote in another post.