Michael Graves has been removed from his UFC Fight Night 100 bout against Sergio Moraes after the fighter was arrested for battery in Atlanta on Oct. 1.
According to Fulton County jail records, Graves was arrested for misdemeanor battery (family violence) and held on $5,000 bail. Graves was released on Tuesday, according to jail records. Entimports.com first reported Graves’ arrest.
The UFC released a statement on the situation on Monday:
The UFC organization is aware that Michael Graves was arrested over the weekend on a misdemeanor battery charge. The organization takes this situation seriously and is in the process of gathering more information.
Graves has been removed from his scheduled bout on Nov. 19 as a result of the pending legal matter.
Graves, 25, trains at American Top Team in Coconut Creek, Fla. The welterweight won his first two Octagon bouts against Vicente Luque and Randy Brown before battling Bojan Velickovic to a draw in his most recent outing at UFC 201.
UFC Fight Night 100 takes place at Ibirapuera Gymmasium in Sao Paulo on Nov. 19 and is headlined by a light heavyweight clash between Ryan Bader and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira.