Shalie Lipp was a 21-year-old Muay Thai and MMA fighter from Breckenridge, MN, who tragically passed away in a traffic accident on May 7th, 2023. Shalie was a talented athlete with a passion for combat sports, and her recent trip to Thailand is a testament to her dedication and commitment to her craft.
During her time in Southeast Asia, Shalie trained at several academies and had the opportunity to rub shoulders with some of the top fighters in the industry. She even scheduled a Muay Thai fight on three days’ notice and emerged victorious with a liver kick in round three. This victory is a testament to her courage and willingness to take risks in her fighting career.
Shalie’s passion for MMA and Muay Thai was evident in her commitment to training and competing. She was a member of the Academy of Combat Arts in Fargo, a facility responsible for training former UFC and current Bellator Heavyweight Tim Johnson. Shalie competed in the Ignite cage twice before her scheduled main event fight on May 20th.
Despite her young age, Shalie was an accomplished athlete with a record of 3-2 as an amateur fighter. She had a strong work ethic and was dedicated to improving her skills both inside and outside of the cage. Her commitment to her sport and her willingness to challenge herself in the cage will always be remembered by those who followed her career.
Shalie’s tragic passing is a reminder of the fragility of life and the importance of cherishing every moment. She will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and the combat sports community. However, her legacy will live on through the memories of those who knew and loved her.
Shalie’s story is a testament to the power of passion and hard work. She pursued her dreams with dedication and determination, and her achievements in the cage are a reflection of her tenacity and courage. Her legacy will continue to inspire others to pursue their passions and live life to the fullest.