Light heavyweight MMA prospect Philip Masterson of Westlake, Ohio, was found dead in the woods of South Bass Island on Tuesday.

The amateur fighter, whose older brother Matt Masterson has compiled a 9-3 professional record, allegedly engaged in a fight over the weekend while attending a party on the island. According to a report from the Sandusky Register, Masterson, 25, allegedly fought at the party with 27-year-old Zachary Brody.

Both men reportedly went their separate ways following the altercation, but Masterson went missing shortly thereafter. On Monday, Masterson's mother reported her son's absence to Put-in-Bay police, stating he'd been missing for approximately 18 hours. The fighter's family then reportedly went looking for Masterson on South Bass Island on Tuesday, eventually finding him dead and calling 911. According to the report, Ottawa County sheriff Robert Bratton stated that Masterson appeared to have been severely beaten prior to his death.

Bowling Green police reportedly arrested Brody on Wednesday while walking near his home on charges of murder, voluntary manslaughter and felonious assault.

Brody's bail was set at $750,000 at a Thursday morning hearing at the Ottawa County Municipal Court. As Brody's family is reportedly still in the process of acquiring Brody an attorney, the remainder of the hearing has been postponed until Sept. 14 at 8:30 a.m.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

No, Cain Velasquez is Not Out of His UFC 207 Fight with Fabricio Werdum | MMAWeekly.com

  • 26 days ago
  • 153 views

Despite a report that Cain Velasquez was out of his scheduled UFC 207 bout with Fabricio Werdum, he said he is "in shape and ready to go." read news >>

UFC 207 Video: Cody Garbrandt Born, Alpha Male Made | MMAWeekly.com

  • 24 days ago
  • 12 views

Cody Garbrandt is a proud Ohio born fighter. HE will fight for UFC gold and look to bring the bantamweight belt home when he takes on Dominick Cruz at UFC 207. read news >>

Ronda Rousey Got Me Pregnant: A Memoir

  • 22 days ago
  • 10 views

Like a true friend, Ronda Rousey found me when I was down and out. I was working 14 hours a day at a job that paid very little. It was monotonous—endless days spent mostly sitting around. The kind of read news >>

UFC 207: Bleacher Report Main Card Staff Predictions

  • 20 days ago
  • 24 views

At long last, Ronda Rousey is back and boy, does she look scary. The UFC women's bantamweight champion, Amanda Nunes, though? Well, just look at the state she left Miesha Tate in at UFC 200. This is read news >>

The Year of Conor McGregor | FIGHTLAND

  • 16 days ago
  • 2 views

Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC Covered in blood and sucking wind, Conor McGregor found an inflection point for 2016. It was August 20, the night of his rematch with Nate Diaz at UFC 202, and the f read news >>

Report: MMA legend, Rizin FF tourney winner Mirko 'Cro Cop' Filipovic retires again

  • 15 days ago
  • 25 views

Fresh off of winning the Rizin FF Grand Prix Open Weight 2016, Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic is apparently hanging up his gloves – again.Filed under: News read news >>

Bleacher Report MMA Awards: 2016's Best Fighter, Fight, Finishes and Story

  • 14 days ago
  • 20 views

Traditionally, MMA flows like a sine wave. Highs are inevitably followed by comparable lows, and any joy one feels will likely be offset by a similar helping of disappointment 12 months later. 2015 w read news >>

Report: Injury knocks Stefan Struve from UFC Fight Night 105 headliner vs. Junior Dos Santos in Halifax

  • 6 days ago
  • 7 views

Stefan Struve has suffered a shoulder injury and is out of a headlining rematch against former UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos, according to a report.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>