Ex-Bellator Veteran Katy Collins Passes Away at Age 32

via @katecollins24 Instagram
via @katecollins24 Instagram

Katy Collins Passed Away From a Brain Aneurysm

Coming together for a bigger purpose is one of the most special traits of the MMA community. With the heaviest of hearts, the MMA world was shocked by the unfortunate passing of Bellator veteran Katy Collins. Collins was 32 years old and suffered complications due to a brain aneurysm.

Competing last in Legacy Fight Alliance (LFA), Collins was most well-known for her time spent at Bellator. Well known by her nickname “Red Dragon” Collins fought for various promotions such as LFA, Bellator, and Invicta.

Collins was said to be a loving, caring, selfless individual with a huge heart. Her brain aneurysm happened Friday, September 20th. Gloomily, Collins peacefully left the Earth five days later after

Remembering Katy Collins

Katy’s coach JT Tilley took to social media to reveal the unfortunate news. Sharing the news on Facebook, Tilley showed a collage of photos and a heartfelt message.


The post reads:

“The fight is over. You never stopped fighting and we never gave up on you. Just wasn’t in the cards.

…I’ve always been so proud of you Kate. We did it. I was honored to be able to live your dream with you. wouldn’t trade it for anything. I will miss you more than the world will ever know.”

Survived by two sons, Katy has a GoFundMe page available to the public to help with the cost of medical expenses. Furthermore, the family will need all the help they can with funeral and medical costs. At this time, any help at all is so appreciated.

At this time, the page has raised $3,499 of their $10,000 goal. Over 44 donors have contributed and over 1.2k members of the MMA community have shared the page as far as they could to spread maximum awareness.

A direct link to donate to the Collin’s Family can be found here:

Middle Easy and the MMA community offer Collins, her friends, family, and supporters our condolences during this time of grief.

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