‘Keep my brother in your prayers’ – Irwin Rivera’s sisters after attack, arrest

Reports of UFC bantamweight Irwin Rivera’s arrest have been extremely troubling. The Sanford MMA fighter and former Titan FC champion was detained by the…

By: Zane Simon | 3 years ago
‘Keep my brother in your prayers’ – Irwin Rivera’s sisters after attack, arrest
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Reports of UFC bantamweight Irwin Rivera’s arrest have been extremely troubling. The Sanford MMA fighter and former Titan FC champion was detained by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday, January 7th and charged with two counts of attempted murder after allegedly attacking attacking his sisters with a knife while they were staying with him at his home in Boynton Beach, FL.

“I killed my sisters,” Rivera is reported to have told officers when arrested, adding that he had been commanded to do so by a higher power.

Despite suffering gruesome injuries in the attack, including collapsed lungs, and multiple stab wounds, Rivera’s sisters took to Facebook to post a message in strong support of their brother. The message explains that the women traveled to Florida to check up on Rivera, after hearing that he had been acting erratically.

me and kelz are fine n well so we just wanna clear the air n let it be known that this is not about us! We love our…

Posted by Lezlye Rivera on Friday, January 8, 2021

Rivera is currently being held without bail at the Palm Beach County Jail.

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Zane Simon is a senior editor, writer, and podcaster for Bloody Elbow. He has worked with the website since 2013, taking on a wide variety of roles. A lifelong combat sports fan, Zane has trained off & on in both boxing and Muay Thai. He currently hosts the long-running MMA Vivisection podcast, which he took over from Nate Wilcox & Dallas Winston in 2015, as well as the 6th Round podcast, started in 2014. Zane is also responsible for developing and maintaining the ‘List of current UFC fighters’ on Bloody Elbow, a resource he originally developed for Wikipedia in 2010.

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