Luis Pena Allegedly Hit Girlfriend, Other Woman During Domestic Violence Incident
By: Tristen Critchfield Oct 11, 2021
More details have emerged regarding the the latest arrest of UFC
Pena was arrested this past Saturday in Deerfield Beach, Fla. on
charges of domestic violence and battery. According to a probable
cause affadavit obtained by
ESPN, Pena is accused of hitting his girlfirend with a closed
fist “multiple times.” Pena allegedly continued to strike his
girlfriend while she was on the ground, and the woman also suffered
abrasions on her left wrist and a bite mark near her left knee.
According to the affadavit, another woman who witnessed the alleged
assault attempted to stop Pena, and the fighter struck the woman in
the eye with a closed fist. That resulted in the woman falling to
the ground, and she was left with a purple contusion to her eye as
well as a laceration on her right elbow due to the fall.
Both women provided sworn statements regarding the incident. Police
initially responded to a domestic disturbance call in Deerfield
Beach, Fla., at approximately 12:34 a.m. local time Saturday. Pena
is in custody at Broward County (Fla.) Detention Center and is
being held on $6,000 bond.
Previously, Pena was arrested and charged with robbery by sudden
snatching, battery and criminal mischief following a fight with his
girlfriend on June 14. Pena allegedly smashed the woman’s phone on
the ground and punched her in the head, and had reportedly been
suicidal. Around that same time, Pena also authored multiple posts
on social media regarding his battle with mental health issues.
Pena has not competed since a split decision win over Alex Munoz
at UFC on ESPN 22 on April 17.