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Rape, battery charges filed against TUF contestant dismissed without prejudice


After nearly six months of legal headaches, former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight hopeful and Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 19 contestant Douglas Sparks can get back to a normal life.

Sparks, 32, was arrested last December on multiple felony charges of rape, battery with a deadly weapon, and criminal confinement, among others (more on that here), but had all 11 counts dismissed without prejudice on Thursday (May 28, 2015) by the Monroe County Circuit Court in Bloomington, Indiana.

In addition, his bond was refunded following the cancellation of his trial, which was originally set for June.

The mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter known as "Ants in his Pants," who was bounced from the combat sports reality show following a submission loss to Patrick "The Beast of the East" Walsh, hasn't competed since dropping a unanimous decision to Shaun Asher at Turf Wars Extreme Fighting (TWEF): "Turf Wars 8" in summer 2012.

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