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Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016

MMA Fighter Joao Carvalho Passes Away Following TKO Loss

Joao Carvalho (photo via Facebook / Team Nobrega)

By FCF Staff

The MMA world has been hit with a tragic loss, as it’s being reported that Portuguese fighter Joao Carvalho has died, following a TKO loss this weekend.

The 28 year-old competed at a Total Extreme Fighting in Dublin, Ireland , and lost via third round, TKO to Ireland’s Charlie Ward. According to follow up reports Carvalho passed away on Monday.

The promotion has posted the following statement on Facebook regarding the tragedy:

Condolences to the family of João Carvalho

The TEF Team are deeply saddened by the news of João Carvalho’s death. Last night 11th of April, mixed martial artist João Carvalho passed away after 2 days of the best medical care and treatment in Beaumont Hospital following his three round TKO stoppage defeat on Saturday 9th April at the National Stadium in Dublin.

Following the referee stoppage João, who was representing Portuguese club Team Nobrega, was assessed by doctors and medical staff at the onsite medical office as per normal procedure. It was determined that he should be sent to hospital. In hospital he received emergency treatment and transferred to ICU later that evening. Formal hospital medical reports and procedures are still being carried out. João was 28 years of age.

Cesar Silva, CEO of TEF said “We extend our most sincere condolences to the family of João Carvalho’s and his teammates in Team Nobrega. Our thoughts and prayers are with them. We’d also like to thank all sports fans for their concern and support. We will give whatever support we can to Joao’s family.”

“We have been in contact with his family and they have requested that we all understand their need for privacy at this difficult time.”

All statements and updates will be posted on www.tefmma.com

All questions and queries could be addressed to info@tefmma.com

All of us here at Full Contact Fighter extended our deepest sympathies and condolences to the family and friends of Carvalho.

posted by FCF Staff @ 10:35 am
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