Ivan Canello has passed away

By Carlos Eduardo Ozório

Ivan, much respected in the realm of martial arts, beside Maurício Shogun / Photo: personal archive

This Saturday in Curitiba Ivan Canello passed away. Ivan played an important role in the development of fight sports in Southern Brazil, organizing events, managing athletes, contributing to coverage of local events with texts and photos, as well as being a huge supporter of martial arts television network Combate in the south of the country. Ivan collaborated with GRACIEMAG.com on a number of occasions.

Canello, 32, suffered a lethal heart attack yesterday afternoon, while visiting a shopping mall with his mother.

“I lost a great friend today, as did MMA in Paraná (state). Rest in peace,” said black belt Cristiano Marcello over Facebook.


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