Two-time UFC fighter Ben Sosoli was sentenced to 22 months at Victoria’s County Court in Victoria, Australia on Sunday for recklessly causing serious injury during an altercation at a bar in 2019.
The verdict was first reported by Georgie Moore of the Australian Associated Press.
The sentence is from an incident in September of 2019 that saw Sosoli assault a drunk man while working as security for the Jacksons Lounge Bar in Toorak, Victoria, Australia.
Sosoli reportedly refused entry to a man because he was too drunk. After the man snuck into the bar twice, Sosoli took him outside and punched him in the jaw.
Sosoli can be considered for release on parole after the first 11 months of his sentence.
“You are expected not to respond to provocation in the way you did,” said judge Gavan Meredith.
Per the report by the Australian Associated Press, the UFC is not working with Sosoli anymore.
Sosoli fought twice in the UFC from 2019 to 2020.
His debut fight came in October of 2019. Facing Greg Hardy, the fight was ruled a no contest due to Hardy using an inhaler in-between rounds.
Sosoli last fought in February, being stopped in the second minute by Marcos Rogerio de Lima.