MMA fighter dies after suffering brain injuries in match in Africa

An Extreme Fighting Championship Africa fighter injured in a Feb. 27 fight has died, the organization announced Wednesday.

Booto Guylain, 29, suffered a "serious head injury" in the bout vs. Keron Davies — making his EFC Africa debut — at EFC Africa 27 in Johannesburg, South Africa. He had been hospitalized since, EFC Africa saying Guylain had "swelling and bleeding on the brain." He died in the hospital on Wednesday.

"We are devastated," EFC AFRICA president Cairo Howarth said in the report. "This is a huge loss to the sport and to all who know him. Our thoughts are with his family in this trying time."

Howarth added that EFC Africa would provide "financial support to Guylain’s family" through its disability-insurance provider. Guylain reportedly leaves behind a wife and son.

EFC Africa will have its competitors wear black armbands in Guylain’s memory at EFC Africa 28 on March 27. Guylain was 0-2 in his brief career.