Jahreau Shepherd, who competed for Bellator in 2018, was found stabbed to death at his 30th birthday party.
According to the Evening Standard, Shepherd was found bleeding from several stab wounds on Saturday around 10 pm in the Kensington area. Although emergency personnel rushed to the scene, they were unable to save him.
Earlier that evening, the MMA fighter was celebrating at a backyard BBQ with family and friends alongside his mother and small children. However, an incident took place, and Shepherd was reportedly assaulted, suffering fatal wounds in the process.
Many fans have already sprung a tribute for Shepherd at the murder site with flowers and pictures. Scotland Yard is treating his death as a terrible attack, but no arrest have been made at this time.
Officers are asking witnesses to come forward. Hopefully, leads will arise as this story develops.