MMA star Keith Coughlan dies in Bali scooter crash just weeks after first fight

MMA star Keith Coughlan has died after crashing a scooter in a drainage ditch in Bali.

The Irishman, who only had his first fight a matter of weeks ago, had been riding in the North Kuta region of the Indonesian island when the crash happened. His body was spotted at around 5am on Sunday (July 24) by a local who was walking down the road.

According to 9News, police were called after the individual realised Mr Coughlan's legs were trapped under the wreckage of the vehicle. Emergency services arrived and recovered the 26-year-old's body.

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Originally from Galway, he had been living in Freemantle in Western Australia as he looked to pursue his MMA career. He won his debut bout last month, beating Mancini Andreas at Canggu Fight Night 23.

First Inspector Ketut Suardana of the local police said: "The victim died in a ditch in front of Villa Number 28 A, Jalan Bumbak, Anyar Kelod neighborhood, Kuta, it is suspected that he lost control because at the TKP there were marks of a collision on the gutter wall."

A spokesperson for the Department of Foreign Affairs told the Irish Mirror: "The Department of Foreign Affairs is aware of this case and is providing consular assistance to the family.

"As with all consular cases, the Department does not comment on the details of any specific case."


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