Tomorrow night WCFC 5, the first show since the tragic passing of MMA fighter Joao Carvalho, will take place in Dublin.
Speaking with Pawel Tomczyk, one of the show's promoters, he said that the night will honor the life of Joao Carvalho.
"Like most people, we were in shock when we heard the devastating news of Joao Carvalho's passing. As a result, WCFC 5 will be a tribute to the life of Joao Carvalho. He was a fighter and a martial artist and what better way to honor him than a night of martial arts dedicated to his memory. At the event we will be doing a minute silence and will be donating money ourselves as well as doing a fundraiser, including a raffle giving away signed merchandise, with proceeds going to his family."
Tomczyk also revealed that he has spoke with Joao's brother in Dublin earlier today to get his blessing for the show and he passed on his words.
"His brother said that 'Joao was a warrior and loved martial arts, no way would he want this show cancelled. MMA is getting bad press at the moment and now is the time for everyone to be strong together to show that fighters are not animals.'"
Depending on certain circumstances Carvalho's family might be in attendance at WCFC 5 in what should be an emotional night for all.
WCFC 5 takes place in The Wright Venue in Swords.