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#Joao Carvalho

# joao-carvalho - Saturday 29 September, 2018

Meath MMA event cancelled following Shane Ross's statement over safety concerns
# Claremont Stadium
# Claremont Stadium

Meath MMA event cancelled following Shane Ross's statement over safety concerns

Updated Sep 29th 2018, 6:07 PM 47,570 Views 65 Comments

Ross had expressed concern that the event is being held without a number of safety precautions.

# joao-carvalho - Friday 13 April, 2018

Brother of MMA fighter Joao Carvalho suing promoters and medical staff behind event
# High Court
# High Court

Brother of MMA fighter Joao Carvalho suing promoters and medical staff behind event

Apr 13th 2018, 12:05 AM 25,909 Views 0 Comments

Carvalho died two days after losing consciousness in the aftermath of a bout at the National Stadium in Dublin in April 2016.

# joao-carvalho - Friday 9 February, 2018

Shane Ross: MMA bosses must stop 'dragging their feet' on safety after inquest into death of fighter
# Joao Carvalho
# Joao Carvalho

Shane Ross: MMA bosses must stop 'dragging their feet' on safety after inquest into death of fighter

Feb 9th 2018, 9:55 AM 11,894 Views 66 Comments

Joao Carvalho died on 11 April 2016 after he was knocked out during an MMA fight in the National Boxing Stadium.

# joao-carvalho - Thursday 8 February, 2018

Joao Carvalho inquest rules misadventure - fighter was hit with 41 blows to head
# MMA
# MMA

Joao Carvalho inquest rules misadventure - fighter was hit with 41 blows to head

Feb 8th 2018, 7:44 PM 30,212 Views 0 Comments

Joao Carvalho died on 11 April 2016 after he was knocked out during an MMA fight in the National Boxing Stadium

# joao-carvalho - Friday 6 January, 2017

Minister for Sport Shane Ross vows to tackle 'disturbing' MMA
# Looking Ahead
From The42
# Looking Ahead

Minister for Sport Shane Ross vows to tackle 'disturbing' MMA

Jan 6th 2017, 3:09 PM 27,308 Views 46 Comments

The sport has split the nation, particularly since the death of Joao Carvalho in April.

# joao-carvalho - Monday 8 August, 2016

Poll: Is it time for Mixed Martial Arts to be recognised as a legitimate sport in Ireland?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Is it time for Mixed Martial Arts to be recognised as a legitimate sport in Ireland?

Aug 8th 2016, 9:45 AM 20,827 Views 155 Comments

An RTÉ report today suggests the Irish Martial Arts Commission is firmly against recognising MMA as a sport here.

# joao-carvalho - Tuesday 19 April, 2016

'I want to take him home to bury him': Brother of MMA fighter Joao Carvalho speaks out
# Saying Goodbye
# Saying Goodbye

'I want to take him home to bury him': Brother of MMA fighter Joao Carvalho speaks out

Apr 19th 2016, 10:04 PM 29,894 Views 30 Comments

“I saw my brother on the floor. I knew something was wrong.”

MMA chiefs: We've reached out to Michael Ring but are still waiting for an invitation to meet
# Combat Sports
From The42
# Combat Sports

MMA chiefs: We've reached out to Michael Ring but are still waiting for an invitation to meet

Apr 19th 2016, 5:00 PM 16,255 Views 5 Comments

The heads of the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation have called for the sport to be regulated in Ireland.

# joao-carvalho - Friday 15 April, 2016

MMA event in Dublin cancelled for 'insurance and legal purposes'
# Caution
From The42
# Caution

MMA event in Dublin cancelled for 'insurance and legal purposes'

Apr 15th 2016, 7:31 PM 27,429 Views 21 Comments

‘WCFC Road to Dublin’ had been due to take place at the Wright Venue in Swords.

International MMA chiefs call for sport to be recognised in Ireland and regulated properly
# MMA
From The42
# MMA

International MMA chiefs call for sport to be recognised in Ireland and regulated properly

Apr 15th 2016, 3:32 PM 2,532 Views 3 Comments

The statement comes after the tragic death of Joao Carvalho.

# joao-carvalho - Thursday 14 April, 2016

A tragedy in cycling opened a discussion on safety, we must give MMA the same opportunity
# Opinion
From The42
# Opinion

A tragedy in cycling opened a discussion on safety, we must give MMA the same opportunity

Apr 14th 2016, 2:46 PM 14,732 Views 34 Comments

The sport’s detractors want it banned, but there’s an opportunity to make it safer than ever in the wake of this week’s tragedy.

# joao-carvalho - Wednesday 13 April, 2016

Sport Ireland vows to work with Government to regulate MMA in Ireland
# Closer Look
From The42
# Closer Look

Sport Ireland vows to work with Government to regulate MMA in Ireland

Apr 13th 2016, 7:25 PM 2,520 Views 1 Comment

The governing body of Irish sport also added that it will not be conducting an investigation into the death of Joao Carvalho.

Gardaí investigating death of MMA fighter Joao Carvalho
# Tragic
# Tragic

Gardaí investigating death of MMA fighter Joao Carvalho

Apr 13th 2016, 12:09 PM 32,808 Views 116 Comments

The 28-year-old Portuguese fighter was hospitalised and later died following a fight against Irish fighter Charlie Ward.

Minister for Sport on MMA tragedy: 'I saw this coming'
# Claim
From The42
# Claim

Minister for Sport on MMA tragedy: 'I saw this coming'

Apr 13th 2016, 8:00 AM 28,756 Views 101 Comments

Michael Ring says he has had “grave concerns” about the sport for a long time.

# joao-carvalho - Tuesday 12 April, 2016

Conor McGregor: 'It is easy for those on the outside to criticise our way of living'
# Reaction
From The42
# Reaction

Conor McGregor: 'It is easy for those on the outside to criticise our way of living'

Apr 12th 2016, 9:31 PM 38,466 Views 82 Comments

The Irish MMA star was speaking in reaction to the death of Portuguese fighter Joao Carvalho.

Charlie Ward's father: 'He didn't go out to kill anyone'
# Tragedy
From The42
# Tragedy

Charlie Ward's father: 'He didn't go out to kill anyone'

Apr 12th 2016, 6:53 PM 14,446 Views 12 Comments

A Portuguese fighter was hospitalised and later died following his TKO loss at Saturday’s Total Extreme Fighting MMA event in Dublin.

MMA fighter Joao Carvalho dies after event in Dublin
# RIP
From The42
# RIP

MMA fighter Joao Carvalho dies after event in Dublin

Apr 12th 2016, 11:28 AM 75,929 Views 152 Comments

Joao Carvalho had undergone emergency surgery in Beaumont Hospital.

# joao-carvalho - Monday 11 April, 2016

MMA fighter rushed to hospital after Dublin event
# Ill
From The42
# Ill

MMA fighter rushed to hospital after Dublin event

Apr 11th 2016, 11:31 AM 42,461 Views 52 Comments

Joao Carvalho ‘fell very ill’ after his bout in the National Stadium on Saturday night.