Sai Aletaha, an amateur female kickboxer has been reported dead after sustaining fatal injuries during a fight.
The 26-year-old martial artist was said to have rushed to the hospital following a K-1 contest at the Central Hall in Southampton on Saturday night.
She passed away a day after failing to respond to treatment and the Hampshire Police confirmed her death to BBC, adding that they have commenced investigations into her death.
After passing away, Stonehenge CrossFit, where the fitness fanatic trained for over three years, paid tribute on their Facebook page.
Their post read: “Saeideh Aletaha was just 26 when she died on Sunday. “She took part in competitions, was friends with all she met, had time for everybody and was a tireless worker when she trained.
“As she lay in the hospital, on Sunday, more than 30 members visited to say goodbye to their friend. Some couldn’t bring themselves to say a final farewell.
“A few couldn’t make it. But it’s testament to her popularity that friends camped out at the hospital for the day while her family was contacted. “Our Sai will hold a special place in our hearts. We are lucky to have known her.
” Stonehenge CrossFit owner Scott Healey added: “She was one of the most-dedicated, smiley members.
“To say she will be missed by us all is an understatement. Everyone loved Sai and I hope she knew how much.”
Meanwhile, SunSport reports that the event organisers Fast & Furious Fight Series confirmed she had suffered injuries she would not recover from.
They also posted on their Facebook page read:
“Following the show Saturday we regret to announce that following one of our matches, one of the competitors, Sai Aletaha from Lookborai who lost, unfortunately, suffered an injury leaving her in a critical state that she tragically has not recovered from.