Dublin - A mixed martial arts body says a 28-year-old Portuguese
fighter has died after receiving emergency treatment following a fight in
Total Extreme Fighting said Tuesday that Joao Carvalho died after
two days of treatment. He was hospitalized after being knocked out in the third
round of a welterweight fight against Charlie Ward at the National Stadium in
Dublin on Saturday.
Cesar Silva, CEO of TEF, said the organization extends its
"most sincere condolences to the family of Joao Carvalho and his teammates
in Team Nobrega. Our thoughts and prayers are with them."
TEF said in the statement that Carvalho was assessed by doctors
and medical staff at the onsite medical office "as per normal
procedure" after the fight, and then sent to hospital.