Bellator fighter and GLORY veteran Robin van Roosmalen stays hospitalized after he was concerned in a severe automobile accident in his native nation of the Netherlands on Wednesday.
Tragically, van Roosmalen’s 29-year-old sister Melissa died on account of accidents suffered within the accident.
Information of the accident was first reported by Vecht Sport.
No additional particulars have been launched concerning van Roosmalen’s situation.
“We’re deeply saddened to be taught of the tragic accident involving Robin van Roosmalen and his sister earlier at present,” Bellator officers stated in a press release despatched to MMA Combating. “Our ideas are with Robin and his total household throughout this tough time.”
GLORY additionally launched a press release concerning the accident:
The GLORY household is heartbroken to be taught of Melissa Van Roosmalen’s passing and important accidents sustained to Robin Van Roosmalen in a automobile accident. We ship our deepest condolences to the Van Roosmalen household and their family members. pic.twitter.com/A1SMuCLMh4
— GLORY Kickboxing (@GLORY_WS) January 13, 2021
In response to the preliminary report, van Roosmalen and his sister have been stopped on a highway once they have been hit by an oncoming truck. The motive force from the truck was reportedly arrested after the accident occurred.
A multi-weight class champion in kickboxing, van Roosmalen ultimately made the choice to transition into MMA full time and he later signed to affix the roster at Bellator MMA.
He hasn’t been capable of make his debut after failing to make weight in his debut after which testing optimistic for COVID-19 previous to his most not too long ago scheduled bout in 2020.