Irwin Rivera, 31, is charged with attempted murder after stabbing both of his sisters and leaving them for dead
UFC fighter Rivera, aka ‘The Beast’, is accused of stabbing his two sisters, 22 and 33
One victim told police that they were staying with their brother in one of his spare rooms at his home in Boynton Beach, Florida, when he allegedly attacked them with a brass-knuckle knife
They awoke to him repeatedly stabbing them with a knife in the middle of the night
Irwin Rivera, 31, was arrested and booked on Thursday in Palm Beach, Florida on two counts of attempted murder
The younger sister had wounds in her back, head and arm while her older sibling was wounded on her back, face, arms and hands
Despite their horrific injuries they are alive and have been taken to hospital
Irwin Rivera a UFC bantamweight fighter known as ‘The Beast’ has been arrested and charged with two counts of attempted murder after allegedly stabbing his two sisters.
Rivera, 31, who is from Mexico but fights out of the US, was arrested and booked on Thursday in Palm Beach, Florida, after his younger sister was found ‘lying adjacent to the roadway covered in blood with multiple wounds throughout her back, head and arm,’ according to a police report.
The 22-year-old told officers that she had been stabbed by her UFC fighter brother, adding that her older sister was in the house and had also been attacked in the stabbing frenzy.
Rivera’s 33-year-old sister was then discovered inside the home ‘covered in blood with multiple wounds to her back, face, arms and hands’.
One of the sisters told police that they were staying with their brother, in one of his spare rooms and they awoke to him repeatedly stabbing them with a knife in the middle of the night.
Despite their horrific injuries, both women are alive and have been taken to hospital.
He was arrested by officers from Daytona Beach Police and in an interview admitted stabbing both sisters with a brass-knuckle knife.
He went further to claim that ‘he killed both of his sisters and said that he did so because it was his purpose, which he was told by a higher power’.
The 31-yearold fighter could face life in prison or even the death penalty under Florida law if convicted.
Rivera had fought three times in 2020, defeating Ali AlQaisi, but lost to Giga Chikadzie and Andre Ewell.
‘UFC is aware of the recent incident involving Irwin Rivera and subsequently received information from his management that he has been exhibiting behavior consistent with mental health issues,’ UFC officials said in a statement released to MMA Fighting.
‘The allegations are extremely troubling and the organization is currently gathering additional information. The investigation is ongoing and any potential next steps including disciplinary action or medical attention will be determined upon the conclusion. Furthermore, UFC has informed Rivera’s management that he will not be offered a bout at this time.’