Who was Heather Ceballos? Here’s everything you need to know about the deceased UFC employee

The UFC paid tribute to their employee Heather Ceballos passed away recently.

Heather Ceballos
Heather Ceballos (UFC Twitter)

The UFC paid tribute to the late Heather Ceballos on social media during UFC Fight Night 192: Smith vs Spann. They posted a photo of the UFC employee, with the caption, “In memory of Heather Ceballos.” According to the post, Ceballos was born in 1975. The reason for her death is unknown.


At the time of her death, Ceballos was working as the manager of the offline captioning workflow for the UFC. Her death comes just days after another prominent UFC employee, makeup artist Suzy Friton’s passing.

Heather Ceballos has been working for the UFC since 2015

Heather Ceballos studied Liberal Arts at the Dutchess Community College from 2003-2005. She did her Bachelor of Science from the State University of New York at New Paltz from 2005-2007. Having worked as a substitute teacher from 2007-2012 for Pine Plains CSD, Ceballos joined Bell Services Group, as a Scheduling Manager.

It was only after this did Ceballos get a big break in her career. At Video Caption Corporation, she began working as a Caption Editor and a Transcription Manager. She captioned videos according to the client’s needs – a position that requires excellent English skills. Her role also reached out to the hearing impaired communities.

After working three years for Video Caption Corporation, Ceballos joined the UFC in March 2015, and began working as an offline captioning coordinator. She provided closed captioning. In February 2020, she was promoted to the role of Manager for Offline Captioning. She remained in the role until her death in 2021. May her soul rest in peace!

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Gerard Crispin is a part of the FirstSportz UFC and Boxing team. Never-ending love for brawn and lifting heavy weights drove him towards developing an interest in combat sports. He is a Gooner for life.