UFC lightweight Luis Pena has been arrested for a second time in 2021.
Pena was taken in by officers on Saturday in Deerfield Beach, Fla., on misdemeanor charges of battery and domestic violence. He was booked in the Broward County Jail in Fort Lauderdale and is scheduled to make an appearance in domestic court at 8 a.m. ET on Sunday.
Pena’s first charge of “battery to cause bodily harm” carries a bond amount of $1,000, while his second charge of “touch or strike battery/domestic violence” currently does not have a bond amount listed.
MMA Junkie first reported news of Pena’s arrest.
“At approximately 12:34 a.m., Broward Sheriff’s Office Deerfield Beach deputies responded to a domestic disturbance call near the 200 block of Southeast 12th Avenue in Deerfield Beach,” Broward Sheriff’s Office representative Gerdy St. Louis told MMA Fighting.
“On scene, deputies made contact with multiple subjects, and Luis Antonio Peña was later detained and taken into custody. Peña was transported to BSO Main Jail and faces one count simple battery and one count domestic violence battery (both misdemeanor). The investigation continues.”
Saturday’s incident is not Pena’s first run-in with the law. The UFC lightweight was arrested in June and faced potential felony charges of robbery, battery, and criminal mischief after an alleged altercation with his then-girlfriend in which he grabbed her phone and destroyed it after accusing her of looking at other men on Instagram. Those charges were ultimately dropped after the alleged victim elected not to move forward with the case.
Pena (9-3) defeated Alexander Munoz via split decision in April in his most recent UFC outing. The 28-year-old carries a 5-3 octagon record since competing on TUF 27.