According to a report from C. Johnson and Siemny Chhuon of KXTV News10, MMA fighter and The Ultimate Fighter 11 veteran Kyacey Uscola has been found guilty of domestic abuse and could serve up to 13 years in prison.
Uscola was found guilty by a jury of his peers in Sacramento, Calif., for an incident on June 15, 2013, in which Uscola assaulted the mother of his child.
Shelly Orio, the D.A. spokesperson on the case, said the victim suffered a life-threatening laceration to her pancreas, eight broken ribs, a punctured lung, two lumbar fractures and an orbital fracture.
This was not the first incident of its kind involving Uscola. When he was arrested for domestic abuse in 2011, Uscola saw his relationship with Urijah Faber and Team Alpha Male severed.
“As soon as the first incident happened, Kyacey was no longer allowed to be a part of the team,” Faber said, via the KXTV News10 report.
Uscola joined Faber’s team in 2008 in an attempt to straighten his life out and get into the UFC. This, in turn, saw him earn a sport on Season 11 of The Ultimate Fighter, where he was chosen by Team Ortiz after defeating Brent Cooper via KO inside of 30 seconds of the first round.
Uscola was disqualified via an illegal knee strike to the head of Rich Antonio in the fourth episode of the show, but he was chosen for a wild-card position later in the season. He lost his wild-card bout to Kris McCray via submission early in the second round.
Uscola’s last fight was in February of 2013. He lost to Jason South via rear-naked choke, marking his eighth loss in a row.
Sentencing is scheduled for February 14, 2014.