UFC Lightweight Luis Pena Arrested on Battery, Domestic Violence Charges

Adam WellsOctober 10, 2021

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 17: Luis Pena warms up prior to his fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on April 17, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC)
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UFC lightweight fighter Luis Pena was arrested Saturday on battery and domestic violence charges.

Per ESPN's Marc Raimondi, Broward County Sheriff's Office public information officer Gerdy St. Louis said deputies responded to a domestic disturbance call early Saturday morning.

"On scene, deputies made contact with multiple subjects, and Luis Antonio Pena was later detained and taken into custody," St. Louis told Raimondi in an email.

Raimondi cited online inmate records that show Pena was charged with battery causing bodily harm and battery domestic violence. He is still in custody at Broward County Detention Center on a $1,000 bond.

This marks the second time in four months that Pena has been arrested.

He was previously charged with sudden snatching, battery and criminal mischief stemming from a fight with his girlfriend in June. In the domestic violence probable cause affidavit obtained by Raimondi, Pena's girlfriend told officers the pair got into a physical altercation that resulted in her having "a small laceration on the left side of her lip as well as scratches and redness on her knuckles."

Those charges were downgraded after the woman said she did not want to move forward with the case, but Pena was also facing a misdemeanor battery charge involving the same woman from May 22.

According to Raimondi, Pena has a court date scheduled for Oct. 28 for the battery and criminal mischief charges.

Pena has been with UFC since 2018 when he debuted for the promotion on The Ultimate Fighter. The 28-year-old most recently defeated Alexander Munoz by split decision on the April 17 UFC on ESPN event.   


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