Longtime MMA coach Saul Soliz lifeless at 55

Saul Soliz, who has coached the likes of Tito Ortiz, Cris Cyborg, and many other noteworthy names in the globe of mixed martial arts, has died.

Sources confirmed the information to MMA Battling on Tuesday following a number of posts on social media. Soliz was 55 yrs aged.

According to a social media put up from longtime friend John Gomez, Soliz handed absent on Tuesday after “a very long difficult fight” with COVID-19.

Most just lately, Soliz — who was part of the Team Ortiz coaching team on two seasons of The Greatest Fighter — was the head coach of Metro Battle Club in Houston, which has produced the likes of surging UFC bantamweight prospect Adrian Yanez, as nicely as Mana Martinez, who was scheduled to make his marketing debut this Saturday at UFC Vegas 34 prior to he was compelled to withdraw for undisclosed causes.

Soliz coached a slew of previous UFC and Pleasure earth champions during his practically two decades of overcome sports activities instruction, which consists of Ortiz, Cyborg, Quinton Jackson, and Mark Coleman, along with other legends and pioneers this sort of as Mark Kerr and Kevin Randleman.

Adhering to the news of his passing, the MMA neighborhood showed an outpouring of tribute in the direction of Soliz and what he has accomplished through his remarkable coaching profession.