MMA Fighter Rondel Clark Dies Following TKO Loss at Cage Titans Event in Massachusetts

By Tristen Critchfield Aug 15, 2017
Amateur mixed martial arts fighter Rondel Clark died three days after suffering a technical knockout loss at Cage Titans 35 in Plymouth, Mass., on Saturday night.

According to a report from the Boston Globe, the 26-year-old Clark was pronounced dead at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston on Tuesday.

Clark lost to Ryan Dunn via third-round KO in a 170-pound bout at Plymouth Memorial Hall. Clark was initially transported to a Beth Israel facility in Plymouth following a post-fight examination before being transferred to the Boston hospital. Clark’s death is being investigated by the Plymouth District Attorney’s Office, local and state police and the state athletic commission, according to the report.

“The Office of the State Medical Examiner has accepted jurisdiction and will determine the cause and manner of Clark’s death,” read a statement from Plymouth District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz.

Cage Titans, which held its first event in 2010, released a statement regarding Clark’s death on its Facebook page.

“The New England MMA community lost one of our own on Tuesday morning; Rondel Da'twaun Clark passing away at Beth Israel Hospital due to complications following his amateur bout on Saturday night,” it read. “Rondel was a cherished soul throughout his athletic career, known for his utter tenacity on the grid iron, grappling mats, and inside the MMA cage. We at Cage Titans extend our deepest condolences to the Clark family, who request no outside communications at this time.”

Clark reportedly had a 1-1 record as an amateur in MMA.

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