Amateur MMA fighter Saeideh “Sai” Aletaha tragically dies after injuries sustained from her fight at the Fast and Furious Fight Series (FFS). The 26 year was immediately rushed to hospital after sustaining a serious head injury during her match.
According to a South Central Ambulance Service spokesman, they recieved a call just after 8.50pm on Saturday evening reporting that a fighter had been injured during a martial arts event at Central Hall.
Upon arriving at the hospital she was dianosed with having asuffered life-threatening brain injury. She passed away on Sunday 17 November 2019 from the injuries she sustained. The police have opened up an investigation to ascertain what happened.
Hampshire Police released the following statement :
“We were called shortly before 1 am on Sunday November 17 by colleagues at Southampton General Hospital informing us of a woman who was being treated in hospital for a life-threatening brain injury.”
“The woman, aged 26, died in hospital later that day.”
“Inquiries into exactly what happened are ongoing. Next of kin have been informed.”
A statement on Southampton’s Lookborai gym’s Facebook post read the following:
“Following the show Saturday we regret to announce that one of our team mates unfortunately suffered an injury leaving her in a critical condition that she tragically will not recover from.”
“All competitors get in prepared that they may be injured and this is something not expected to happen 99.9 per cent of the time.”
“But, it can and in this we make the environment as safe as possible with pre and post medicals from a doctor, and full medical cover throughout with doctor, paramedic and ambulance on site alongside our experienced team of staff with numerous first aiders, safety is not something ever skimped on in any of our 19 shows and all matches are made equal.”
They went on to talk about Sai adding :
“Saeideh Aletaha was a lovely character with a beautiful soul. Her dedication to the sport was 110 per cent travelling miles every day just to train.”