UFC Fighter Luis Pena Arrested, Charged With Robbery and Battery

UFC fighter Luis Pena was arrested and charged with robbery by sudden snatching, battery and criminal mischief on Friday. Pena was taken into custody by the Coral Springs Police Department in Florida, USA after a warrant for his arrest was put out by a different county in the state, per a report from Steven Marrocco and Shaun Al-Shatti of MMA Fighting.

A follow-up report from Marc Raimondi of ESPN says Pena was being held in the Broward County Detention Center as recent as Saturday.

There is little other information about Pena’s arrest at the moment.

Pena recently commented on struggling with his mental health, noting in a social media post recently that he has obtained help regarding it.

“I have been going through serious mental health issues my entire life and have finally gained the strength to get and accept the help I’ve needed,” said Pena via Twitter.

A statement provided to ESPN by UFC Executive Vice President Hunter Campbell said that the promotion knew that he was struggling with mental health and “substance issues,” and that he will not be booked for a fight for the time being.

Pena has fought eight times since joining the UFC roster in 2018. He last fought in April, scoring a split decision victory over Alex Munoz.

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