RIP: MMA FIGHTER DIES AFTER LOSING BOUT BY TKO [GRAPHIC VIDEO]

 

RIP: MMA FIGHTER DIES AFTER LOSING BOUT BY TKO [GRAPHIC VIDEO]

A 28-year-old fighter has died two days after losing a tough fight by TKO. Video footage captured by SportsJOE MMA reporter Ben Kiely, shows the final moments of Joao Carvalho as he faced Charlie Ward in Dublin.  The fighter can be seen taking a vicious left right combo before attempting a takedown which was stuffed.

At that point Ward gains side control and throws multiple right hands at the fighters head. The ref eventually intervenes and brings the fight to a stop. Joao can be seen at the end of the video sitting dazed and confused before flopping down on the octagon ring floor. He was hosptialized right after the fight “as per normal procedure” but passed away two days later.  Promotion company Total Extreme Fighting put out this message:

most sincere condolences to the family of Joao Carvalho and his teammates in Team Nobrega. Our thoughts and prayers are with them.

RIP Joao

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