UFC releases Luis Pena after arrest in Florida

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Former UFC fighter Luis Pena celebrates a win with the promotion
Luis Pena celebrates a win with the promotion (Photo by Luis Pena/Instagram)

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

UFC has released mixed martial arts fighter, Luis Pena, on Tuesday. He was recently arrested for domestic violence.

TMZ Sports is reporting that his contract with the MMA company was terminated. The 28-year-old is now a free agent.

Former UFC fighter Luis Pena celebrates a win with the promotion
Luis Pena celebrates a win with the promotion (Photo by Luis Pena/Instagram)

“Violent Bob Marley” was arrested on Saturday in Florida. His live-in girlfriend called the authorities on the fighter after she was attacked by him.

“UFC is aware of the disturbing allegations concerning the recent arrest of Luis Pena,” the statement said. “Mr. Pena has been open about his struggles with mental health and substance abuse issues and the organization has on multiple prior occasions attempted to help him get professional treatment. At this time, UFC believes Mr. Pena needs to deal with the health and legal issues in front of him and consequently has informed Mr. Pena’s management that his promotional agreement has been terminated.”

He was 5-3 with the UFC. However, he has not fought in some time, as he last defeated Alexander Munoz in a split decision on April 17, 2021.

Pena is 9-3 as a professional MMA fighter.

Following his arrest, Pena is facing multiple misdemeanor charges. His girlfriend claims to a 911 dispatcher that she was bruised.

“I need the cops to come and get him out now,” she allegedly said. “I have scratches and bruises all over me from him, I need him gone. I’m done. I need help, please.”

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