Gilbert Aldana

Gilbert Aldana’s Body Recovered From Lake Pleasant

MMA on Tap has learned that authorities in Arizona have recovered the body of Gilbert Aldana from Lake Pleasant.

A boater spotted the body floating in the water and notified the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department who sent divers out to recover it. The body has been taken to the county Medical Examiner’s Office to confirm the identity and make a final determination on the cause of death.

Last March the MMA world lost Aldana when he was involved in a tragic boating accident. Aldana drowned while trying to retrieve a shirt that had fallen off of the boat. A friend on the boat attempted to rescue him but his attempts were unsuccessful.

Everyone at MMA on Tap would like to send their condolences to the friends and family of Gilbert Aldana…

Gilbert Aldana Passes Away

MMA on Tap has learned that UFC veteran Gilbert Aldana passed away Sunday morning when he drowned after a tragic boating accident.

According to reports, Aldana drowned while trying to retrieve a shirt that had fallen off of the boat. A friend on the boat attempted to rescue him but his attempts were unsuccessful. Divers from the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office are currently searching for Aldana’s body in Phoenix’ Lake Pleasant.

Everyone at MMA on Tap would like to send their condolences to the friends and family of Gilbert Aldana…

Aldana vs. Kongo Confirmed For UFC 61

Today the UFC announced that Gilbert Aldana and Cheick Kongo will hook up in a battle of the big men at UFC 61. Both guys love to stand and brawl so it should make for an interesting match up.