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Booto Guylain, Extreme Fighting Championship Africa fighter, dies due to injuries sustained in MMA fight

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Booto Guylain, an Extreme Fighting Championship Africa fighter who suffered a serious head injury during a Feb. 27 bout in Johannesburg, South Africa, passed away Wednesday.

EFC Africa announced the news on its official Web site on Wednesday.

The South African Guylain, 27, lost to Keron Davies last Thursday via TKO at 3:25 of the third round at EFC Africa 27. The loss dropped his MMA record to 0-2, while Davies improved to 1-0.

According to the report, Guylain was stabilized "by the on-site medical team and transported to [a] hospital where he was treated for swelling and bleeding on the brain."

The report also states that ONEPLAN health insurance will be providing financial support for Guylain's family.

"We are devastated," EFC AFRICA president Cairo Howarth stated. "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 promotion announced that all fighters competing at EFC 28 on March 27 will wear black armbands in his honor and memory.

Guylain is survived by his wife and son.