For the second time this year, Pena, 28, was arrested this past Saturday on misdemeanor charges of domestic violence and simple battery in Deerfield Beach, Florida.
TMZ was able to obtain police audio that became available to the public, according to the arresting officer’s report, Pena struck his partner and another woman “multiple times with a closed fist”.
After details were revealed, UFC decided to terminate Pena’s contract. The promotion provided a statement about the situation:
“UFC is aware of the disturbing allegations concerning the recent arrest of Luis Pena. Mr. Pena has been open about his struggles with mental health and substance abuse issues and the organization has on multiple prior occasions attempted to help him get professional treatment,” the UFC told TMZ Sports in a statement.
“At this time, UFC believes Mr. Pena needs to deal with the health and legal issues in front of him, and consequently has informed Mr. Pena’s management that his promotional agreement has been terminated.”Luis Pena is 9-3 as a pro and last fought back in April of 2021 where he beat Alex Munoz by decision. The 28-year-old is 5-3 inside the Octagon with wins over Munoz, Steve Garcia, Matt Wiman, Steven Peterson, and Richie Smullen. His losses came at the hands of Khama Worthy, Matt Frevola, and Michael Trizano. Pena earned his way into the UFC after competing on The Ultimate Fighter Season 28.
Pena is 9-3 as a pro MMA fighter leaves the organization with a 5-3 UFC record.