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Unregulated, unlicensed: Inside Ireland’s octagon

A second event is going ahead despite tragedy

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer

@whytebarry
17th April, 2016
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Portuguese MMA fighter João Carvalho during his fatal bout with Charlie Ward at the National Boxing Arena in Dublin last weekend Picture: Dave Fogarty

The show goes on. The promoters of the mixed-martial arts (MMA) event last Saturday that led to the death of Portuguese fighter João Carvalho have not cancelled a second event, scheduled for June 11 in Portadown, Co Armagh.

While an unrelated MMA event in Swords, Dublin, was cancelled last Friday, the Total Extreme Fighting event is still going ahead in Portadown, despite growing controversy in the North.

As Total Extreme Fighting continues to run...

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