UFC News: Fighter Justin Eilers Shot and Killed on Christmas Night


UFC heavyweight fighter Justin Eilers (19-7-1) was shot and killed on Christmas Night in Nampa, Idaho.

“We initially received the call as being a domestic disturbance at the residence … While deputies were en route to the residence, they were updated that a shot had been fired and a person had been shot at the scene.” [fiveOnces]

“When deputies arrived on scene they took James Robert Malec into custody,” Canyon County Police Capt. Dana Maxfield stated. “He is 48-years old and has been charged with second degree murder.”

Details surrounding the incident have not yet been revealed by police, but sources close to Eilers indicate that Malec is the boyfriend of Eilers’ mother. He and Eilers reportedly got into some sort of argument and Malec allegedly produced a gun and shot Eilers.[MMAWeekly]

The former Iowa State University football linebacker competed in the Ultimate Fighting Championships from 2004-2006.

In 2008 Eilers was picked up by EliteXC to fight the heavyweight champion Antonio “Big Foot” Silva at EliteXC “Unfinished Business”. He ended up losing that fight by TKO early in the second round. That was Eilers last MMA fight.

Eilers was 30 years old…

EliteXC Unfinished Business Fighter Payouts

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Robbie Lawler: $90,000 (which included a $45,000 win bonus)
def. Scott Smith: $14,000

Nick Diaz: $60,000 (no win bonus)
def. Thomas Denny: $8,500

Jake Shields: $45,000 ($10,000 win bonus)
def. Nick Thompson: $25,000

Cristiane Cyborg: $6,000 ($3,000 win bonus)
def. Shayna Baszler: $8,000

Antonio Silva: $200,000 ($100,000 win bonus)
def. Justin Eilers: $20,000

Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante: $20,000 ($10,000 win bonus)
def. Travis Galbraith: $5,000

Wilson Reis: $5,000 ($2,500 win bonus)
def. Bryan Caraway: $2,000

Anthony Ruiz: $5,001 ($3,00O win bonus)
def. Jeremy Freitag: $2,5000

David Douglas: $4,000 ($1,500 win bonus)
def. Marlon Matias: $2,500

Carl Seumanutafa: $4,000 ($2,000 win bonus)
def. Mike Cook: $2000

Drew Montgomery: $3,000 ($1,500 win bonus)
def. Brandon Tarn: $2,000

Total Payout: $533,501

All reported payouts don’t include deductions for insurance, licenses, gym dues, management commissions, and taxes. They also don’t reflect fighter sponsorships, signing bonuses and sometimes PPV percentages.