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Evan Tanner

Born: 1971-02-11 - Died: 2008-09-08
Cause of Death:
Heat Exposure


Death Summary: Evan Tanner decided to go camping in the desert-like region north of Brawley, California with is recently purchased dirt bike.

On his trip Tanner ran out of gas and called his manager to inform him that he would be walking back to civilization. With temperatures reaching 114 degrees that day, friends and family got worried and reported him missing.

His body was discovered by a Marine helicopter on September 8, 2008, the official cause of death was ruled to be heat exposure.

Who was Evan Tanner : Tanner was a professional mixed martial arts fighter, a former UFC Middleweight and USWF Heavyweight champion. He had a professional record of 32 wins and only 8 losses. He was the first American to win the Pancrase Neo-Blood tournament in Tokyo, Japan.

Tanner defeated Heath Herring at USWF 7 to win his first championship, he went on to defend the title 5 separate times.
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