Man Falls To Death At ARCO Arena During UFC 73 Show

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The following is an article from the local Sacremento news channel website:

Man Killed in Arco Arena Fall
Written by Jason Kobely, Internet News Producer

Investigators are looking into the death of a Merced man who fell 30 feet to his death outside Arco Arena Saturday night, Sacramento County Sheriff's officials said.

Sacramento County Sheriff's spokesman R.L. Davis said Eraldo Cano, 26, was outside the arena in a smoking section around 8:30 p.m. during Saturday night's Ultimate Fighting Championship event when the accident happened.

Davis said Cano was in the slightly elevated outdoor section on the arena's northeast side when he reportedly jumped over a four-foot retaining wall and fell about 30 feet to the ground.

Cano was transported by ambulance to the UC Davis Medical Center, where he died from his injuries around 10 p.m.

Davis said the fall appeared to be accidental and that Cano likely did not realize the severity of the drop on the other side of the wall. Authorities were looking into whether alcohol played a role in the fall.

Cano was one of 14,317 spectators at Arco Saturday for the UFC 73 Stacked event, featuring a collection of fighters from various martial arts disciplines going head to head.

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