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MMA fighter dies after KO in Dublin bout

2016-04-12 16:34
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Dublin - A mixed martial arts body says a 28-year-old Portuguese fighter has died after receiving emergency treatment following a fight in Dublin.

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.

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