Another One… 28-Year-Old Rising MMA Star in “Peak Physical Condition” in ICU After Suffering Cardiac Arrest

by J Pelkey
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On June 8, Cris Lencioni, a rising MMA star from Portland, Oregon, suffered a cardiac arrest and has since been hospitalized in the intensive care unit (ICU), where he continues to battle for his life.

The 28-year-old fighter, nicknamed “Sunshine”, was reportedly in “peak physical condition”.

Lencioni, who competes in the featherweight division of Bellator, has garnered attention for his skills and dedication to the sport.

From a GoFundMe organized to help Lencioni:

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On June 8th Cris suffered a cardiac arrest. As you can imagine this was completely unexpected considering he is only 28 and in peak physical condition. Cris is currently in the ICU in his biggest fight yet. We believe in the goodness of God, and we don’t know anyone with more will, strength, and determination than Cris. Cris has already overcome so much in his life, and we have faith in his ability to overcome any obstacle.

Cris has made a significant impact on those in his life and community. He is quite a character, quick to tease and make jokes, has the most infectious laugh, and is always so full of light and life. Cris is a natural entertainer, his MMA persona makes him so fun to watch. He loves working with children and has often made sure kids were able to participate in tournaments and train BJJ in his gym regardless of their ability to pay. He has always talked about the importance of mentoring kids and being there to support kids who are struggling with hard things. His gym and kids’ program is his passion project.

Cris is a loving husband to Marca and father to an almost 2-year-old little boy (little Cris)…

Cris is first in line to help others when in need. Cris has dedicated his life and time helping others grow and helping his family grow. Now Cris could really use your help. Please consider supporting him financially and continue to lift Cris, Marca, and little Cris up in your prayers.

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