In a heartbreaking announcement via the Team Nobrega Facebook page, the team announced the sad passing of Joao Carvalho, late on Monday evening.
Carvalho had fought at Total Extreme Fighting on Saturday night and was left in a serious condition in hospital following the bout with Charlie Ward who trains out of SBG Ireland.
You can read the full note issued by Team Nobrega below, although please note the original message was posted in Portuguese and has been translated by Facebook.
The Nobrega team this way comes to confirm the passing of your athlete joao carvalho, which occurred last night in the hospital Beaumont, in Dublin, for 21:35 hours. It is with great sorrow and sadness that we write these words, that the death of the athlete joão carvalho happened after 48 hours in critical condition.
During the event-Tef MMA, which took place on Saturday, at the National Boxing Stadium in Dublin, where they were complied with all the safety rules, and after a fight where the arbitration followed all the correct procedures and regulars, the athlete john “Mutt” Oak Did you feel bad, about 20 minutes after the end of the fight.
Still on the site was immediately assisted by the medical team this, and then quickly transported to the hospital Beaumont, where she was subjected to a brain surgical intervention, after which the athlete remained in critical condition during the 48 hours following, eventually passed away on this Monday the 21:35 hours.
Despite the continued monitoring doctor who was part of the organisation of the event and the hospital, the Irish who we appreciate all the support in these difficult times, and although they are known the risks of this sport, the passing of John Carvalho in my professional point of view was A great deal of misery, which makes it deeply saddened and dismayed, both your family, as the whole team nóbrega team, who always accompanied the joão carvalho throughout his career, in which he was highlighting the national and international level.
It is with great regret that we offer our heartfelt condolences to the families and the whole team nobrega team.
SBG Ireland head coach John Kavanagh has also issued a statement following the devastating news;
A gofundme account has been set up in his memory and please be sure to dig deep and if you are unable to donate please share with as many people as you can.