Luis Pena has found himself under arrest yet again.
Former UFC lightweight was apprehended in Florida on Tuesday. This is his third arrest since June. According to Broward County, Florida online records, he faces two new criminal offense charges – for battery and criminal misconduct.
Currently he is being held at Paul Rein Detention Center in Pompano Beach with no bond set. The news was first revealed by TSNs Aaron Bronsteter.
“Former UFC lightweight Luis Pena was arrested on Monday for the third time since June. He faces two further charges for misdemeanor battery & misdemeanor criminal mischief per Broward arrest records. These charges are for alleged offences that took place outside of Broward Co.”
His first arrest was in June when he was picked up by the Coral Springs Police Department in Florida and arraigned with burglary by abrupt snatching, battery and criminal misdemeanor.
His subsequent arrest came in October as he was facing one count of battery and one count of domestic violence. It wouldn’t be long until the UFC signed his release.
“UFC knows about the upsetting claims concerning the recent arrest of Luis Pena”, the UFC wrote in an statement. “Mr Pena has been open with regards to his battles with emotional wellness and substance misuse and the organization has on various occasions, offered to help him seek proficient treatment.
“As of now, UFC believes Mr. Pena needs to deal with the his mental health and legal issues in front of him, and consequently has informed Mr. Pena’s management that his contact has been terminated.”
Pena contended multiple times in the UFC from 2018 to 2021. He went 4-3 over that stretch with his last excursion being a parted choice triumph over Alexander Munoz in April.