A man who killed UFC Veteran Ryan Jimmo was sentenced to eight years in prison

Anton Gechel, the man who was recently accused of the rap and death of UFC Veteran Ryan Jimmo, was sentenced on Monday to eight years in prison.

Gechel and friends went out before following Jimmus's car in the parking lot of a night club on June 26, 2016. After parking, Jimmo apparently was out of his vehicle and confronted Gechel, whom he believed to have Driving aggressively.

Following their verbal altercation, Jimmo went back to his vehicle, but was run over by Getschel; Who then ran the scene, plunge his friends, hid his vehicle, and went home. Jimmou was transported to a local hospital where he died a short time later.

On Monday, Gechel was given a six-year sentence for manslaughter and two years for leaving the scene of an accident.

"The case before we this morning is a complete tragedy," said Edmonton Court of Queen's Bank Justice Paul Buzil, according to a CBC report. "A young man died for nothing, nothing at all."

Gechel, 26, will be prohibited from driving for eight years after being freed from prison.

The CBC report noted that hours before the incident, Jimmo proposed to girlfriend Roxie Reece, who was in Jimmo's vehicle and witnessed Getschel running down.

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"(Ryan) taught me how to identify and embrace my strength," Reese wrote in a statement of appeal. "The reason he taught me was those who also helped me get through this."

Hailing from New Brunswick, Canada, Jimmo was a popular fighter on the Canadian mixed martial arts circuit. He was the ranking of the maximum fighting championship lightweight title title when he made the jump to the UFC in 2012, where he had a mixed record of 3-4. He completed his career with an overall record of 19-5.

Jimmo is 34 years old at the time of his death in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

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