UFC bantamweight fighter Irwin Rivera has been arrested. He has been charged with two counts of First Stage Homicide.
MMAWeekly.com confirmed that Rivera became arrested and booked on Thursday in Palm Sea scramble, Fla., following a file by MMA Battling.
Though Palm Sea scramble officers failed to answer to requests for knowledge referring to Rivera’s case, My MMA News file Eric Kowal reported that Rivera allegedly stabbed his two sisters.
“UFC is responsive to essentially the most up-to-date incident appealing Irwin Rivera and therefore got knowledge from his management that he has been exhibiting behavior in step with psychological effectively being problems,” UFC officers acknowledged in an announcement released to MMA Battling.
“The allegations are extremely troubling and the organization is currently gathering extra knowledge. The investigation is ongoing and any skill subsequent steps alongside with disciplinary motion or clinical attention could be clear upon the conclusion. Moreover, UFC has steered Rivera’s management that he’s most definitely now not supplied a bout right this moment.”
If convicted, Rivera could face life in penal advanced or even the death penalty below Florida regulations.
Rivera (10-6) fought three instances in 2020, defeating Ali AlQaisi, but losing to Giga Chikadzie and Andre Ewell. Sooner than combating for the UFC, Rivera had been a bantamweight champion below the Titan FC banner.
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