Former UFC fighter Luis Pena has pleaded not guilty.
According to MMA Junkie, on Friday, “Pena officially gave a written plea Friday, along with a demand for discovery, information, and trial.”
Pena was arrested in Deerfield Beach, Florida, on October 9 after the police received a domestic disturbance call. The 28-year-old faces one charge of ‘battery/touch or strike/cause bodily harm and one charge of battery’, according to MMA Junkie.
The police told MMA Junkie that “Pena struck his significant other and a witness who tried to intervene in the tussle. The significant other suffered abrasions on her hand and wrist, as well as a bite mark on her knee. The witness suffered an eye contusion and elbow laceration.”
The identities of Pena’s significant other and witness were not revealed because they are protected under Marsy’s Law.
Three days after his arrest, Pena was released from the UFC.
After a year from the cage, ‘Violent Bob Ross’ returned to active completion under the Titan FC banner. He submitted Zach Zane in under a minute with a triangle choke at Titan FC 76 on May 6. Last weekend, he returned to action and finished Gustavo Wurlitzer via TKO in his second straight main event.
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