This Thursday, Brazilian MMA trainer, Marco Jara, was found dead from three gunshots in Santa Cruz, a suburb of Rio de Janeiro as reported by Redo Globo TV.

Jara was traveling with a friend to Parati, a city that’s two hours outside Rio, where he was going to spend the holidays. It was reported that Jara stopped his Land Rover to get something from the trunk and was robbed by two men.

Jara tried to fight the men off, but could not get the gun, as reported by police. His friend was tossed out out of the car and Jara was kidnapped by the robbers. His body was found two hours later in his Land Rover, parked in front of the slum Favela do Sapo. Jara’s friend is presently recovering in a local hospital.