Julianna Pena was arrested early Sunday morning, after the former Ultimate Fighter winner was allegedly involved in a fight outside of a bar in Spokane, Washington, as originally confirmed by MMA Fighting.
“The Venezuelan Vixen” was charged with two counts of assault, arrested at 2:20 a.m. Sunday morning before being booked at Spokane County Jail at 2:53 a.m., according to Cpl. Jordan Ferguson of the Spokane PD (h/t MMA Fighting).
Spokane PD arrested Pena and at least one other person.
Pena was released about 12 hours later, posting a $2,000 bail at 2:20 p.m. Sunday afternoon, according to the department’s online database.
According to Marc Raimondi of MMA Fighting, UFC Vice President of Public Relations Dave Sholler says the promotion is aware of the situation and is “in the process of gathering more information.”
This isn’t the first bar fighting incident for Pena, however. The 135-pound fighter recanted a story to FOX Sports last year, of how she and several other UFC fighters were involved in a separate incident outside a Spokane bar on Halloween “a few years back.” As Pena explained, she found herself joking around with people while using a fake zombie hand — going as far as sticking it up women’s skirts while trying to — as she says — “piss them off.” It was reportedly all fun and games until one woman took offense and went after Pena. A street fight ensued, but Pena was not arrested.
Ranked sixth in the UFC’s women’s bantamweight division, Pena most recently competed at UFC 192 in Houston. The Sikjitsu fighter last defeated Jessica Eye in a three-round unanimous decision. She was not currently scheduled for a fight.
She previously spent the better part of two years on the shelf after suffering a gruesome knee injury while training.