Julianna Pena was arrested on two assault charges outside a bar in Spokane, Washington early on Sunday morning and new details about the incident have now emerged.
According to the police report, Pena and her team-mate Josh Gow had been caught up in a brawl involving up to 20 people on the street which left Gow’s face covered in blood. The two then tried to enter the nearby Zola’s bar so that Gow could clean himself up. However, staff refused to let them enter which angered Pena who was reported to have then become “irate”.
The former TUF 18 winner is then alleged to have kicked a member of the Zola Bar’s staff in the groin and then dished out the same treatment twice to the owner of the bar.
During the incident Gow is reported to have not become physical with anyone, but was drunk and at one stage smeared his bloodied face against the front window of the bar. Pena was the only person arrested at the scene of the incident.
For her part, Pena told police that the original street fight they became caught up in had taken place outside a different establishment called Globe and they had then headed to the Zola Bar as she claimed to know the owner and thought Gow would be able to clean himself up there after having suffered a facial wound. Where Pena’s version of events differs is that she claims that after being told they couldn’t come in they just left without any further incident.
If found guilty of her assault charges Pena potentially faces up to 364 days in jail and up to a $5,000 fine.
As an interesting footnote to all this, Pena’s companion on the evening, Gow was also the training partner who Pena was grappling with when she badly damaged her right knee a couple of years ago, tearing her ACL, MCL, LCL and meniscus.