It is never good news to wake up to see that a former fighter has passed on, and even worse when it is someone who was still young, and that is sadly the case today as Mike Bernardo has passed away. Bernardo is a former K-1 fighter with a list of who's who on his record, including a qualifying tournament victory in 2000. Bernardo's K-1 career began in 1994, with his most successful year being 1996 where he made it to the finals in a legendary battle with Andy Hug.
Bernardo was a Cape Town, South Africa native who was just 42 years old. As of press time there are not many details about his passing outside of rumors which we will not print at this time. More information as it is available.