Top-ranked Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight contender Julianna Pena was arrested and charged with two counts of assault last Sunday (Dec. 20, 2015) for her role in a physical altercation outside a bar in Spokane, Washington (report here).
And by "physical altercation" I mean "kicked two guys in the nuts."
That's according to the police report obtained by MMA Fighting, which also states that Pena and Sikjitsu training partner Josh Gow had "obviously been drinking." The alleged nut shot came against the bar owner and a member of his staff, who attempted to block Pena and Gow from entering his establishment.
Marc Raimondi has the gory details:
An alleged victim and two witnesses told officers that Pena [and Gow] attempted to enter Zola's bar after being involved in a street fight. Witnesses said Gow's face was covered in blood from the brawl and the two wanted to use the bathroom to get Gow cleaned up. Bar employees told Pena and Gow that the establishment was closed and they could not come in, which prompted Pena to become "irate," according to one witness.
Witnesses said that Pena kicked a bar employee in the groin and then, while outside the business, kicked the owner in the groin twice. Gow did not get physical with anyone, witnesses said, and was described as being clearly drunk. The two attempted to enter Zola's again, witnesses said, but were locked out. Gow then rubbed his bloody face on the bar's front window, according to witnesses.
UFC has yet to comment on the situation and as you might expect, Pena and the rest of the Skijitsu team are remaining tight-lipped. "The Venezuelan Vixen" is due in Spokane Municipal Court on Weds., Dec. 30, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. and could face a fine of up to $5,000 and imprisonment of up to one year.
Or both, or neither, if she's innocent and just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.