Former UFC fighter Cain Carrizosa is behind bars. Police allege he assaulted his girlfriend on two separate events.
Carrizosa, 36, was arrested Monday by police in St. George, Utah, and faces expenses of second-degree aggravated assault (two counts), second-degree theft (one rely) and third-degree home violence within the presence of a kid (one rely), MMA Junkie confirmed Sunday.
A number of native information retailers, together with the St. George Information, launched police report particulars of the alleged incidents. In line with police, Carrizosa’s actual identify is Cain Castillo.
On Jan. 1, police say they responded to a name round 4 a.m. after the girl’s mother and father heard a rowdy argument and what they stated gave the impression of a strike hitting flesh. Upon arrival, police positioned each Carrizosa and the girl in custody as a result of the girl initially fled the scene.
In line with police, the girl displayed indicators of injury on her face, handed out, and intermittently convulsed as an ambulance transported her to a hospital.
Police say Carrizosa instructed arresting officers he deliberate on leaving and by no means coming again as soon as launched from custody. Round that time, they related him to a earlier incident from March 24, 2022, that concerned the identical girl.
Police say the alleged March assault occurred when Carrizosa punched the girl behind her head, knocked her into the street and dragged her to a sidewalk, the place he left her unconscious, and she or he later skilled seizures.
Moreover, the affidavit alleges Carrizosa stole the girl’s telephone.
The lady’s household instructed police she has no historical past of seizures outdoors of the 2 alleged assaults.
As of Sunday, Carrizosa is being held with out bail in Washington County Sheriff’s Workplace custody, in line with on-line data. He will likely be due within the Fifth District Court docket of St. George on Wednesday.
Carrizosa competed twice within the UFC and went 0-2. He made his debut at UFC 177 in August 2014 and shortly was submitted by Chris Wade. At UFC Battle Night time 62 in March 2015, Carrizosa misplaced a unanimous choice to Leonardo Mafra. Following the loss, he was launched by the UFC.
Outdoors of his two UFC fights, Carrizosa was extremely profitable with wins in Bellator, Tachi Palace Fights and CFFC. He challenged for the Cage Warriors light-weight title in October 2019 and was knocked out by present UFC light-weight Jai Herbert.
Carrizosa most not too long ago competed in January 2022 and misplaced to Josh Wick by first-round TKO beneath the Fierce FC banner.
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