Community rallies following fighter's death

Fau Vake’s death was announced on the weekend. Photo: Givealittle.

The fight community is coming together to support the family of Fau Vake.

Vake, a promising MMA fighter in New Zealand, died on the weekend after being admitted to hospital in critical condition a week prior.

In a statement released on the weekend, combat sport commentator Mike Angove confirmed the fighter's death.

"It is with inexplicable sadness almost seven days to the hour after his hospital admission, Fau’s fight to find his way back to us ended.

"At this tragic time, the Vake family and City Kickboxing ask for time to grieve and reflect on the loss of Fau, a father, a son and a much loved brother to us all.”

Vake was hospitalised after a brawl erupted on Symonds Street at about 3am on Sunday.

Stuff reports that Vake was rushed to hospital after allegedly being king hit.

Four people have been charged in connection to the incident.

A 29-year-old is facing a charge of wounding with intent to injure, while another 29-year-old is facing two counts of assaulting with intent to injure.

A 32-year-old man and a 29-year-old man are both faces charges of common assault.

A Givealittle page has now been set up to help Vake’s family during this time.

People wishing to donate, can do so here: https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/vakefamilyforever?fbclid=IwAR3m2OrYvcYeEhi5LOowi_K1xN3SzL1qeKZPxYt_mtp5c-Xv6HIdPXgtwf0