UFC Fighter Luis Pena Arrested on Misdemeanor Charges of Domestic Battery, Violence

By Tristen Critchfield Oct 10, 2021


For the second time in the past few months, UFC fighter Luis Pena has been arrested.

Pena was arrested Saturday on misdemeanor charges of domestic violence and battery, according to Broward County (Fla.) Jail records. The battery charge comes with a $1,000 bond, while the domestic violence charge does not have an amount listed because a bond hearing is required. Pena was arrested in Deerfield Beach, Fla.

The Broward Sheriff’s Office released the following statement to MMAjunkie.com:

At approximately 12:34 a.m., Broward Sheriff’s Office Deerfield Beach deputies responded to a domestic disturbance call near the 200 block of Southeast 12th Avenue in Deerfield Beach. On scene, deputies made contact with multiple subjects, and Luis Antonio Peña was later detained and taken into custody. Peña was transported to BSO Main Jail and faces one count simple battery and one count domestic violence battery (both misdemeanor). The investigation continues.

Previously, Pena was arrested and charged with robbery by sudden snatching, battery and criminal mischief following afight with his girlfriend on June 14. Pena allegedly smashed the woman’s phone on the ground and punched her in the head, and had reportedly been suicidal. Around that same time, Pena also authored multiple posts on social media regarding his battle with mental health issues.

Pena has not competed since a split decision win over Alex Munoz at UFC on ESPN 22 on April 17. The promotion was reportedly investigating the previous Pena case and wasn’t planning to schedule “Violent Bob Ross” for a fight until more information was discovered.

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