Holando Pinheiro da Silva, the father of UFC fighter Wanderlei Silva, was killed in a car accident in Brazil today.
Bandnews FM Curitaba has the report (translated by Google):
“The father of MMA fighter Wanderlei Silva, Holando Pinheiro da Silva, died in a car accident this afternoon. The accident occurred in the region of Castro, where his father lived fighter. The body was taken to the Forensic Institute of Ponta Grossa, in the Campos Gerais region. According to relatives, Wanderlei Silva is in Las Vegas, United States, and was told of the accident by phone. The fighter comes to Paraná tomorrow.”
Tweet from Wand. “Thank you for the strength my brothers please pray for our family time and more difficult still as well that we have the support of God”
Sad day for the Silva family. I just yesterday posted a video of how proud Wanderlei’s dad was of him.