Kyacey Uscola, a middleweight veteran of season 11 of the UFC's reality series The Ultimate Fighter, has been convicted of multiple charges related to domestic violence. In court on Friday, Uscola was found guilty of battery on a spouse or cohabitant, battery with serious bodily injury and corporal injury on a spouse or cohabitant, as reported by the Sacramento Bee. The conviction comes after a June 15, 2013 assault on his child's mother that caused "significant injury." The description of the injuries illustrate the severity:
A punctured lung, eight broken ribs, two lumbar fractures, an orbital fracture and a life-threatening pancreas laceration
Uscola will face sentencing on February 14 in a Sacramento Superior Court. He faces up to 13 years in prison for the conviction.
According to local ABC affiliate News 10, this is not Uscola's first incidence of domestic violence. A 2011 arrest including felony domestic violence charges led to him being cut from Team Alpha Male. UFC Bantamweight contender Urijah Faber and founder of Team Alpha Male said:
As soon as the first incident happened, Kyacey was no longer allowed to be a part of the team.
Uscola was Tito Ortiz's second pick on the 2010 season of TUF. After winning his fight to get into the house in the season premier, he lost by disqualification to Rich Antonito who was on Chuck Liddell's team. He scored a second chance in the wild card match, but lost that fight as well to Kris McCray. Although he did compete on the show he never appeared in an official UFC event. He's gone 0-8 since winning his last MMA bout. Some may remember this story where Uscola was bitten in the nether regions by a dog outside of the TUF 11 house.
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