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10th Apr 2016

Report: Fighter rushed to hospital following knockout loss at Dublin MMA event

Ben Kiely

Joao Carvalho was rushed to hospital shortly after competing on the inaugural Total Extreme Fighting card in Dublin on Saturday night, according to Portuguese reports.

The Portuguese fighter lost via third round TKO to SBG prospect Charlie Ward on the event’s main card.

After the fight, Carvalho had a standard medical check-up in the medical office. However, according to Portugal Combat, the Nobrega Team fighter started feeling “very ill” 20 minutes later and was rushed to hospital.

His gym shared the report on their Facebook page confirming that their “athlete, warrior, friend and brother” had been hospitalised.

We’re awaiting the promotion to provide a statement on Carvalho’s condition and will keep you updated as the story progresses.

João Carvalho, nosso atleta, guerreiro, amigo e irmãose sentiu mal a pois o combate e se encontra hospitalizado

Posted by Nóbrega team on Sunday, April 10, 2016