UFC fighter Irwin Rivera has been arrested for premeditated murder

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

UFC fighter Irwin Rivera has been arrested on Thursday in Florida. He allegedly stabbed his two sisters in Boynton Beach, the authorities said.

He was arrested on Thursday morning, according to the South Florida Sun Sentinel. He is in a lot of trouble, as he has two premeditated murder charges against him.

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The Sun Sentinel is reporting that the neighbors called the police following the stabbing at his residence. Once the authorities arrived, they found a woman, who was lying next to the road.

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She claimed that her brother had stabbed her. She also told the authorities that another sister was still in the residence.

Both victims are expected to survive the stabbings, the police said. They have also released that one victim is in stable condition and the other victim is in critical condition.

The police report indicated that Rivera went to their bedroom while they were sleeping and began to attack them. He allegedly used a brass knuckle knife to stab the women.

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He allegedly told the police that he killed his sister. He claimed that a ‘higher power’ told him to do it for ‘his purpose.’

“UFC is aware of the recent incident involving Irwin Rivera and subsequently received information from his management that he has been exhibiting behavior consistent with mental health issues,” the statement read. “The allegations are extremely troubling and the organization is currently gathering additional information. The investigation is ongoing and any potential next steps including disciplinary action or medical attention will be determined upon the conclusion. Furthermore, UFC has informed Rivera’s management that he will not be offered a bout at this time.”

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Rivera was 10-6 as an MMA fighter. The New Windsor, New York bantamweight last fought in September 2020. He lost to Andre Ewell in a split decision loss after three rounds on the UFC Fight Night 178 card.

He had fought three times in the UFC in 2020. He was 1-2 as his lone win came on August 6th at UFC Fight Night 174 when he defeated Ali AlQaisi in a split decision.

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