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1:09 PM, Aug 12, 2012   |    comments
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CHARLESTON, S.C. -- A 30-year-old mixed martial arts fighter from Augusta died after a bought in Mount Pleasant, S.C.

Charleston County Deputy Coroner Dottie Lindsay says Tyrone Mims collapsed after the fight and was pronounced dead at around 9:30 p.m. Saturday at Medical University Hospital.

The mixed martial arts event at Omar Shrine Temple at Patriots Point was called "Fight Night at the Point 6." It was being streamed live online.

The cause of death is not yet known. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.

(Associated Press)

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