Fau Vake: Man sentenced to home detention in relation to death of promising young MMA fighter

Fau Vake
Fau Vake died in hospital. Photo credit: Instagram / Fau Vake

A man charged in relation to the death of Fau Vake, a promising 25-year-old MMA fighter, has been sentenced to six months' home detention.

Ofa He Mooni Folau, who admitted punching Vake in the head three times, is one of four men charged in relation to the death of the young MMA fighter.

Folau, 29, is not alleged to have been responsible for Vake's death, but did admit punching him and his brother three times each after leaving a central Auckland bar early one Sunday morning in May.

He pleaded guilty to two charges of assaulting with intent to injure.

The three other men charged have interim name suppression, and have pleaded not guilty and will go to trial next year.

One is charged with manslaughter.