Rivera is in police custody.
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The world of mixed martial arts received shocking news, as the Mexican UFC fighter, Irwin Rivera, He was arrested on two counts of first degree first degree murder.
As reported by journalist Eric Kowal and various US media, The Mexican fighter was arrested Thursday afternoon for attempting to stab his two sisters to death.
According to the information, the 31-year-old athlete, who holds a record of 10 wins and 5 losses throughout his career, remains in police custody at the West Palm Beach Florida Detention Center.
Different sources, such as ESPN, agree that the events took place when The women, aged 22 and 23, were visiting their brother’s house and received this brutal knife attack while they were sleeping in a guest room.
UPDATE on my report earlier about #UFC fighter Irwin Rivera’s arrest. https://t.co/xwSlFMPxle
– Eric Kowal – MyMMANews.com (@MyMMANews) January 8, 2021
A more comprehensive report by Diario MMA indicated that one of them managed to escape and asked the neighbors for help. Both had injuries to the back, head, face, arms and hands. Initially, Irwin Rivera he managed to escape and was later detained by the police. He is said to have declared that the attack on his sisters “was his purpose” because “a higher power indicated it to him.”
On the other hand, Fox News published that so far no amount has been established for the fighter to be released on bail, clarifying that in Florida, first degree first degree murder charges carry a possible death sentence or life imprisonment.
Rivera’s most recent performance on the Octagon was last September at UFC Night., when he lost a split decision to Andre Ewell.
# UFCVegas11 Andre Ewell defeated Irwin Rivera 🇲🇽 by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28).
Ewell managed to impose his boxing rhythm, Rivera tried to keep up and combine with fighting but could not.pic.twitter.com/pehzWTQHiZ
– Fifth Round MMA (@QuintoRoundMMA) September 19, 2020