The official autopsy report administered by the Republic of The Philippines, Office of the Civil Registrar General has determined the cause of death for mixed martial arts athlete and ONE Championship flyweight Yang Jian Bing to be from an acute myocardial infarction.

On 12 December, shortly after the passing of Yang on 11 December at 12:06pm, an official autopsy was performed by Dr. Voltaire Nulud who was the acting Medical Legal Officer on duty.

The results of the autopsy determined the cause and manner of death to be from an acute myocardial infarction. The 21-year-old was originally thought to have died from cardiopulmonary failure.


“Yang Jian Bing’s passing has been and extremely sad and painful time for me and the entire MMA community,” CEO of ONE Championship, Victor Cui said.

“My thoughts are with Yang’s family, friends and fans around the world.”

A private vigil was held in Manila for Yang’s family and friends and his remains have been repatriated back to China.

Cui said Yang would be remembered for “his kindness, warrior spirit and love of the sport”.