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Former UFC lightweight arrested for ‘bodily injury to a family member’

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Cody Pfister (blue gloves) competes during UFC Fight Night at Denny Sanford Premier Center.
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Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight Cody Pfister, who was last seen taking a submission win over Jonathan Gary at Bellator 174, found himself in hot water over the weekend in Amarillo, Texas.

“The Pfist” was arrested on a probable cause warrant for “bodily injury to a family member,” according Amarillo.com (via Bloody Elbow), for an incident that allegedly took place back on June 5th.

He remains innocent until proven guilty.

Pfister was released on $5,000 bond and later attended the inaugural “Fist Fight Night,” a regional mixed martial arts (MMA) event the local product formed alongside business partner Dustin Swaim, also in Amarillo.

After a successful run on the local circuit, Pfizer (13-6-1) made his UFC debut in early 2015; however, success did not come easy and the former Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 15 hopeful bounced after just four fights and a 1-3 record inside the Octagon, which included a UFC Fight Night 80 loss to Sage Northcutt.

Stay tuned for more information on this developing story as it becomes available.

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