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MMA fighter Joao Carvalho dies after KO in Dublin bout

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DUBLIN — A mixed martial arts group says a 28-year-old Portuguese fighter has died 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.

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Portuguese MMA fighter Joao Carvalho died after competing in a Total Extreme Fighting event in Dublin against Charlie ‘The Hospital’ Ward.Nobrega Team/via Facebook

Portuguese MMA fighter Joao Carvalho died after competing in a Total Extreme Fighting event in Dublin against Charlie ‘The Hospital’ Ward.

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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