Tongan- Kiwi MMA fighter Liufau 'Fau' Vake

Man charged with manslaughter over death of Auckland MMA fighter Liufau 'Fau' Vake

One man's charges have been upgraded to manslaughter. Other charges the four men face include assaulting with intent to injure and common assault.

Vake, 25, died on May 23, a week after he was allegedly struck with a coward punch - also known as a king hit or a sucker punch - while waiting for a taxi on Auckland's Symonds Street. It's understood there was no prior provocation.

Vake sustained critical injuries in the alleged assault and died following a week at Auckland Hospital.