Mateus Fernandes. Photo: Reuters

MMA fighter Mateus Fernandes died a few hours later after a fight on the mixed martial arts tournament in Brazilian Manaus.

22-year-old Brazilian missed a series of knockouts from Obada Pereira, after which the referee stopped the fight.

Fernandes was hospitalized.

The doctors fought for his life for about two hours, but the athlete’s heart stopped.

Fernandes has been training in the social project aimed at helping people with drug addiction, informs SE.

The coordinator of this project, Wanderlust Centuries, referring to the opinion of the investigator, reported that the soldier died not because of KOs, but because of a drug overdose.