Heartbreaking news surfaced this week that Portuguese MMA fighter Joao Carvalho had passed away following his TKO loss to Charlie Ward at TEF1 Dublin.
In the footage above you can see a clip of the fight where Carvalho gets TKOd. While he reportedly told ringside doctors that he didn’t have a headache or any other symptoms indicative of a traumatic brain injury, he reportedly stated that he felt extremely tired. Carvalho was even able to walk without assistance, however after being taken to the hospital as part of a routine post-fight medical exam, Carvalho was forced to undergo brain surgery after it was discovered that he had a brain bleed.
After being placed in critical condition, Carvalho tragically passed away on Monday.
Since then, a GoFundMe has been started to help Carvalho’s family pay for “funeral and related costs”.
Our thoughts are with Carvalho’s family in this difficult time.