Referee reflects on stoppage in Joao Carvalho vs. Charlie Ward fight

Earlier this week tragic news surfaced that MMA fighter Joao Carvalho had passed away due to injuries sustained in his fight at TEF1 Dublin against Charlie Ward. While many questioned why the fight hadn’t been stopped sooner, referee Mariusz Domasat is defending the stoppage. He spoke to Irish Independent: If you watch the fight you […]

VIDEO | TKO that ultimately lead to the tragic death of Joao Carvalho

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 […]

TEF MMA promotion releases statement on Joao Carvalho's death

Terrible news surfaced early Tuesday morning when the community was made aware of the death of 28-year-old Portuguese MMA fighter Joao Carvalho. Carvalho fought Straight Blast Gym fighter Charlie Ward at the TEF 1 event, which took place at the National Stadium in Dublin on Saturday night. Shortly after the fight that ended with Ward […]

Veteran UFC referee releases heartfelt statement on Joao Carvalho's death

The MMA community had heavy hearts this morning as it was revealed that MMA fighter Joao Carvalho had passed away after suffering a TKO loss during his fight with Charlie Ward in Ireland. In the wake of Carvalho’s death, veteran referee Marc Goddard released a heartfelt statement through his Facebook page regarding the incident, as […]

MMA fighter Joao Carvalho passes away after Conor McGregor said fight against teammate should have been stopped earlier

Awful news has struck the MMA community. Portuguese MMA fighter Joao Carvalho has reportedly passed away after being hospitalized immediately after a fight against Charlie Ward, a teammate of UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor. Carvalho and Ward fought at the TEF 1 event, which took place at the National Stadium in Dublin on Saturday night. […]