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Brandon Knight, 20, died after being found unresponsive at The Source Bar, Maidstone

A young mixed martial artist who died at the weekend had been found unresponsive at a nightclub, it has emerged.

Brandon Knight, 20, was discovered by another clubber at The Source Bar, Maidstone, in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Brandon Knight died last week
Brandon Knight died last week

The keen mixed martial artist was rushed to hospital, but sadly died.

Tributes have poured in for Brandon, from Gillingham, who was close friends with Kyle Yule.

Kyle was murdered in a vicious gang attack in 2017. He was 17.

In the wake of Brandon's death, Kyle's mum Nikki wrote: "Two beautiful angels reunited now... take care of each other up there and don't start playing tricks on us like you did when on earth love you both."

The former Rainham Mark Grammar School pupil was involved in Evolution Combat Sports Network, which organises fights at Kings Sports Club in Rochester.

Brandon Knight (right) with close friend Kyle Yule
Brandon Knight (right) with close friend Kyle Yule

"I heard the news Sunday and it has cut me deeply. Brandon you was the nicest lad, you had so much going for you, smart, intelligent, funny, warm hearted, hard working. One of the nicest people I’ve ever met and had the pleasure of training.

"I say this with a very heavy heart, ECMMA family has lost one of our own. I can’t believe it.

"There will be a pot at the gym taking charitable donations to go towards helping Brandon’s family at this terrible time.

"Love ya kid, you will be missed dearly rest in paradise."

His death is not being treated as suspicious and a report is being prepared for the coroner, a spokesman for Kent Police spokesman confirmed.

The Source Bar
The Source Bar

KentOnline has tried to reach Source Bar for a comment.

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