Man who killed MMA fighter Fau Vake sentenced to 6 months home detention

Ofa He Mooni Folau has been sentenced to six months of home confinement after pleading guilty to the killing of MMA fighter Fau Vake.

The man who brutally attacked and murdered MMA fighter Fau Vake in Auckland, NZ has been handed a light sentence of six months of house arrest after he plead guilty to two charges of assaulting with the intent to injure.

29-year-old Ofa He Mooni Folau attacked Vake and his brother, Ika during a night out drinking in Auckland in May. A scuffle took place outside of a bar between the Vake brothers, Folau, and three others; resulting in the death of Fau and serious injuries to his brother Ika.

Vake’s City Kickboxing teammate and UFC lightweight, Dan Hooker, issued a statement of immense disappointment after the sentence was given to Folau.

Hooker also criticized the High Court of Auckland for how it handled the case and more specifically appearing to give Folau a lighter sentence after it was found he was intoxicated when the incident occurred.

Family, friends, and teammates of Fau Vake continue to mourn his passing

The City Kickboxing team has dedicated recent wins by UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya and others in the camp to Vake and his family after he tragically passed away following days of fighting for his life at a local hospital in Auckland after suffering from serious head injuries as a result of the attack.

Vake earned the XFC middleweight championship in 2016 on the amateur level and was just about to embark on his professional journey in MMA before the tragic incident.

Published at Tue, 10 Aug 2021 01:32:51 +0000

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