By now you have heard of the arrest of the first female winner of The Ultimate Fighter, Julianna Pena. Very few details have been released, an no official response from the UFC has been distributed, yet we now know a little more about the bar fight that the Venezuelan Vixen was involved in.
Pena was arrested Sunday after allegedly kicking multiple men in the groin in the aftermath of a bar fight, according to an incident report from the Spokane (Wash.) PD.
“Officers were called to a fight outside a bar in downtown Spokane and arrested Pena, according to public information officer Cpl. Jordan Ferguson of the Spokane PD. Initially it was believed that another person was arrested for involvement in the incident, but public information officer Teresa Fuller said Monday that it was only Pena.
An alleged victim and two witnesses told officers that Pena and Josh Gow, her training partner on the Sikjitsu fight team, 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.
Sgt. Eric Kannberg said in his report that he was responding to a “large fight” outside another bar, called Globe, nearby. He then walked to Zola’s and came into contact with Pena and Gow outside. Kannberg wrote that they had “obviously been drinking.”
Kannberg said Pena told him that they had been involved in a fight with 20 people outside Globe, Gow had suffered a facial injury and she wanted to take him to Zola’s to clean up because she knew the owner. Pena said that employees at Zola’s didn’t let them in because Gow was bleeding, according to Kannberg. Pena indicated that they had then left, Kannberg said. He wrote that he asked Pena if anything happened and she said no.
Pena was arrested at 2:20 a.m. Sunday morning and booked into Spokane County Jail. She was released on $2,000 bail Sunday afternoon at 2:20 p.m. Pena is due in Spokane Municipal Court on Dec. 30 at 1:30 p.m., per a court official.
The names of witnesses and alleged victims were redacted in the report.
The penalty for assault in Spokane, according to the city’s municipal code, is a fine that does not exceed $5,000, imprisonment for no longer than one year, or both a fine and imprisonment.”