A 25-year-old man severely injured in a fight on Birmingham's Broad Street died last night.
The fight was understood to have broken out at the city centre end of Birmingham's 'golden mile' in the early hours of yesterday.
The man, who is believed to have been stabbed, staggered to the doorway of the Rococo Lounge bar where he was found by doormen just after 2am.
The victim, who is from Birmingham, was one of three local men injured during the brawl, which involved about six people.
Three ambulances were rushed to the scene, where paramedics treated a second man, who is 20-years-old.
He remained in the City Hospital last night.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said a third man, a 23-year-old described as "walking wounded", was released from hospital.
Rob Parke, the owner of the Rococo Lounge, said: "I saw a victim on my CCTV cameras.
"He was staggering towards my bar from the city centre end of Broad Street, clutching his stomach. It was obvious he had been injured.
"The bouncers went out to check him, as they were tidying things up when we closed at 2am.
" They then called an ambulance."
Following the attack, police cordoned off Broad Street to rush hour traffic from Centenary Square to Sheepcote Street, causing long queues.
A block, including the Rococo Lounge, Jongleurs and the Rocket Club, was also closed to pedestrians while police forensic teams searched the scene.
Two 29-year-old men from Birmingham men were being questioned by police last night.