Diego Brandao arrested after hitting strip club employee with gun

April 16, 2016 9:29 pm by Evan Bell

News surfaced late Saturday evening that UFC featherweight Diego Brandao had been arrested and charged with aggravated battery and 3 counts of aggravated assault according to ABQJournal.

Brandao was involved in a verbal dispute with a DJ at a strip club called ‘Knockouts’. Brandao left the club, and was later denied re-entry due to the incident earlier. According to police, Brandao then “attempted to force his way in by throwing punches.”

When Brandao tried to enter the club a third time, he was wielding a gun which he pointed at a bystander as well as an employee. Brandao then pistol whipped the employee and pointed the gun at a group of people before retreating to his vehicle.

He is currently being held on $15,000 cash bond at the Metropolitan Detention Center.

Stay tuned for updates as they become available.

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