South African Fighter Booto Guylain Dies from Injuries From EFC Africa 27

South African middleweight Booto Guylain has passed away this week from injuries he sustained in his EFC Africa 27 bout with Keron Davies, which took place last Thursday. The 29-year-old was rushed to Johannesburg General Hospital after the third-round TKO loss, but the promotion announced that he had passed away on Tuesday afternoon.

Following the bout, which was stopped at 3:25 of the third round, EFC Africa announced that Guylain was being treated for swelling and bleeding on the brain.

The promotion’s president, Cairo Howarth, issued the following statement on Wednesday:

“We are devastated. This is a huge loss to the sport and to all who know him. Our thoughts are with his family in this trying time.”

The middleweight was competing in the cage for the second time after suffering a second-round TKO defeat in his debut at EFC 25. There is no footage of the fight available at present, but according to reports, Guylain received “heavy blows to the head” from an opponent who was making his professional MMA debut.

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