Ex UFC star Abel Trujillo, who fought Khabib and Tony Ferguson, locked up on charges of sexual exploitation of a child and obscenity

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FORMER UFC star Abel Nazario “Killa” Trujillo has been arrested on child pornography and obscenity charges in Colorado.

The 35-year-old, who has faced both Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson in his career, was banged up in Broward County, Florida on May 24.

Ex UFC star Abel Trujillo has been arrested on charges of sexual exploitation of a child and obscenity
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The 35-year-old is due in court tomorrow for a preliminary hearing near Denver on charges of sexual exploitation of a child and obscenity
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That was after a warrant was issued for him in Colorado.

He was later extradited to a detention facility in Douglas County, Colorado on June 16.

And he is due in court tomorrow for a preliminary hearing near Denver on charges of sexual exploitation of a child and obscenity.

The state’s criminal code for sexual exploitation is “possessing, producing or distributing sexually explicit material (pornography) involving a child under 18.”

That is what Trujillo (24-15-8), who last fought in UFC’s lightweight division in December 2017, is believed to be charged with for possessing child pornography under that section of the code.

His obscenity charge is defined as “promotion of obscenity to a minor if, knowing its content and character, such person wholesale promotes to a minor or possesses with intent to wholesale promote to a minor any obscene material.”

Both charges carry a potential penalty of a year-to-18 months if convicted.

Trujillo’s bond was set at £8,073 but booking records showed his release yesterday.


It is not the first time the fighter has found himself in trouble with the law.

He pleaded guilty to two charges of domestic abuse in Iowa in incidents involving the mother of his kid.

He had been due to return to the cage at Battlefield FC on July 27 against Will Brooks but was replaced by Gleison Tibau following his arrest.

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