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Lee strand schools Lee strand schools MMA-fighting_logo1Tributes are being paid to a Portuguese fighter who died after a Mixed Martial Arts event in Dublin at the weekend.

João Carvalho was rushed to hospital after telling medical staff he felt unwell after the bout with Irish fighter Charlie Ward.

Ward’s head coach John Kavanagh said that their condolences and thoughts are with João’s family.

The Health and Safety Authority says they’re examining the circumstances of the fight to see if they’ll have a role to play in any investigation into the death.

Steve O’Rourke is a sports journalist with the 42-dot-ie and says that there were codes of practice in place at the event: