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Former WEC champion Paulo Filho shot in the leg in Rio de Janeiro


Paulo Filho was shot in the leg during a party Saturday night in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The former WEC champion had a discussion with a man during a party in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and was shot in the leg by a man when he left the house. Psicoticos por VT first reported the news, and sources close to the situation, confirmed the story to

Filho was rushed to the Miguel Couto hospital and underwent surgery, but his current status is still unknown as multiple contacts made by to Filho and his family went unanswered.

The Brazilian veteran hasn’t fought since a decision loss to Andre Muniz in February, going 1-4-2 over his past seven MMA bouts.

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