The PFL has eliminated Johnny Case from its 2021 season opener within the wake of latest stories that the light-weight fighter was arrested on a misdemeanor cost of home battery.
The promotion introduced the transfer Tuesday, together with Case’s substitute, Alex Martinez. It’s unclear if Case has been launched from his contract, faraway from the season, or simply his upcoming combat. A request for remark from the PFL was not instantly returned.
In line with an preliminary report from TMZ, Case (27-7-1) was arrested final Thursday in Las Vegas and was held in jail in Clark County (Nev.). The report said that the alleged sufferer is a feminine MMA fighter.
On-line courtroom data present Case partook in a listening to Friday and was launched on bail. His bail circumstances embody “keep out of hassle” and “keep away from sufferer.”
Previous to his elimination, Case was scheduled to combat 2020 PFL light-weight runner-up Loik Radzhabov on the season-opening card April 23 in Atlantic Metropolis, N.J.
Case, 31, competed within the UFC from 2014 to 2017. He received his first 4 promotional appearances earlier than back-to-back losses to Jake Matthews and Anthony Rocco Martin led to his UFC exit. Case competed as soon as for PFL in 2019 (a draw) earlier than 4 appearances in RIZIN, the place he went 3-1.