GoFundMe set up for Ryan Arreola after house explosion

Ryan Arreola | photo by Chris Nola

A GoFundMe account has been set up for MMA fighter Ryan Arreola after an unfortunate house explosion yesterday left him homeless.

Ryan also had to put down his two dogs as a results of injuries sustained from the explosion. 

A purple belt in jiu-jitsu, Arreola trains with Mark Cherico’s Academy in Pittsburgh. 

Arreola holds a 5-1 record in MMA with his last bout coming in 2015. He’s also a Marine veteran.

From GoFundMe:

Ryan, an infantry Marine formerly with 3rd Battalion 4th Marines, recently lost his house in an unforeseen accident. Among the loss of his home, he also tragically lost his two beloved canine companions, along with irreplaceable memorabilia from his time in the Marine Corps. Although he has faced many battles and has many up ahead, this is one he should not have to face alone. Any donation, small or large, will help. Please share so we can come together to help a fellow brother and Veteran in need. Thank you!

The GoFundMe account has a goal to raise $10,000 to support Ryan, and is already more than 40% of the way there as of early Friday afternoon.


  1. Jessica lubert

    March 24, 2017 at 10:19 pm

    Is there anyway to raise the goal. 10k is nothing after what he has lost and Im sure people would love to help get him back in his feet.

  2. Jon

    April 6, 2017 at 12:57 am

    None of you’s kno the damn story!!! They haven’t been together in a year, she left him!!! Meaning she hasn’t been around to help pay bills or even dog food or any kinda maintenance the house or dogs needed!! And his wife had the nerve to setup a Go Fund Me account that’s raised like 8,000 dollars!! When she had nothing in the house that was hers !! She hasn’t even lived in the house for a year!! She has done nothing!!! She only started a Go fund me account for money!! And cuz Ryan wouldn’t give her any cuz why should he? I just find it fishy that soon as Ryan got the money all of a sudden he’s under investigation for attacking his wife!! And what I don’t get is that they said the attack happened a week before the explosion? Why wasn’t he arrested then? Goes to show she’s a money hungry pig! Just like the rest of her family!!!


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