Two people were stabbed inside the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., during UFC 169 on Saturday night, according to a report from NJ.com.
The two victims were stabbed in the stands before 8 p.m. ET and were treated at University Hospital, Newark Police Director Samuel DeMaio told NJ.com. According to the report, 36-year-old Lancaster, Pa., native Angel Pereira was arrested and charged with several counts of aggravated assault and two weapons offenses.
“We are working with the Newark Police Department on a open investigation regarding an incident that took place during UFC 169,” a Prudential Center official told Fox Sports. “Our priority is to provide a safe and secure environment to ensure that every guests has a world-class experience. Our thoughts are with those affected by the incident.”
UFC 169, the promotion’s traditional Super Bowl weekend card, saw Renan Barao successfully defend his bantamweight strap against Urijah Faber in the evening’s main event. Jose Aldo took a unanimous verdict over Ricardo Lamas to retain his featherweight crown in the co-headliner. The event marked the promotion’s first trip to New Jersey since UFC 159, which took place this past April at the same venue.