UFC’s Pena arrested for 2nd time in five months


UFC fighter Luis Pena has been arrested for the second time in five months.

According to online inmate records, Pena was taken into custody Saturday in Deerfield Beach, Florida on charges of battery causing bodily harm and battery domestic violence. He is being held on $1,000 bond at the Broward County Detention Center.

A request for further information from the Broward County Sheriff’s Office was not immediately returned Saturday. Requests for comment from Pena’s attorney, Daniel Martinez, and the UFC were also not immediately returned.

Pena, 28, was arrested in June on charges of robbery by sudden snatching, battery and criminal mischief after a fight with his girlfriend, a Coral Springs (Florida) Police Department spokesperson told ESPN at the time.

According to online court records, the robbery by sudden snatching charge has been dropped, but Pena is still facing charges of battery and criminal mischief in Florida’s Palm Beach County. Both charges are misdemeanors and Pena has a court date scheduled for Oct. 28. He has pleaded not guilty to both charges.

On Aug. 30, Pena’s girlfriend filed an affidavit in the June case requesting the charges be dismissed and that she does not desire the case be prosecuted any further, according to court records.

Pena is 9-3 as a pro MMA fighter and is 5-3 in the UFC. He has not fought since a split-decision win over Alexander Munoz in April. Pena is not currently booked for another bout.

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