A developing fighter by the name of Vitali Mitu has recently passed away following a sparring session with UFC, PRIDE and K-1 veteran Semmy Schilt according to a recent report on Sherdog.com citing the Romanian newspaper, Gardiunal.
The twenty two year old native to Soldanesti, Moldova will be laid to rest in his home town of Soldanesti on Wednesday and survived by his parents and sister.
A professor to the the forensic institute of Bucharest, Dan Dermengiu, had this to say to www.prosport.ru,”Mitu has suffered from acute interstitial pneumonia as well as a lung edema and acute bleeding. Our examination has not shown any type of chest pains. Also there are no traumatic injuries that have been caused by a strike, but only some minor marks stemming from the resuscitation attempts.”
The reported sparring session with the 6’11”, 290 pound Schilt apparently took place at the Golden Glory gym stationed in Bucharest, Romania, as Semmy had been preparing for the K-1 Grand Prix Finals to be held in December in which he will face off with Jerome LeBanner in the opening round of the tournament.
5 Oz.’ collective thoughts and prayers go out to Vitali’s family for their loss.