Pedro Munhoz Fined $2,500 for Leaving Octagon After UFC 235 Victory

By Tristen Critchfield Apr 24, 2019

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has fined Pedro Munhoz $2,500 for jumping out of the Octagon following his victory over Cody Garbrandt at UFC 235.

The NSAC agreed upon the penalty during a hearing on Wednesday. In addition, Munhoz must pay $327.06 in fees before he will be allowed to fight again. UFC 235 took place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on March 2.

Munhoz was warned by commission officials to remain in the Octagon after the bout’s conclusion. The NSAC has that policy in place to prevent fighters from injuring themselves or those in the surrounding area. NSAC guidelines state that An unarmed combatant shall not leave the ring or, if the contest or exhibition is being held in a fenced area, the fenced area, during any period of rest that follows a period of unarmed combat.”

Munhoz stopped Garbrandt, the former bantamweight champion, at the 4:51 mark of the opening round. The 32-year-old American Top Team representative has won three straight fights within the promotion and is next scheduled to face Aljamain Sterling at UFC 238 on June 8 in Chicago.

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