Former UFC lightweight Cain Carrizosa was arrested in Utah after allegedly assaulting a woman two times over the past year
St. George, UT police responded to a domestic violence call on New Year’s Day, after receiving a call from the victim that Carrizosa had struck her. The woman was found convulsing and unresponsive when police arrived after having a seizure, possibly as a result of the attack.
A similar incident involving Carrizosa and the victim allegedly occurred last March at the same residence. A child was also a witness to the domestic violence.”
The 36-year-old Carrizosa faces a second-degree aggravated assault charge and a charge of domestic violence in the presence of a child, a third-degree felony.
Prior to his arrest, authorities believed that Carrizosa fled to Las Vegas, where he has trained during his fighting career.
After a five-fight win streak, Carrizosa earned a title shot in Cage Warriors, losing via first-round knockout to Jai Herbert. His last fight took place almost exactly one year ago at Fierce FC 18 in a knockout defeat.
Carrizosa’s arrest is the latest MMA-related domestic violence incident over the past few days. UFC President Dana White was caught on video hitting his wife during a nightclub altercation on New Year’s Eve.
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