Two Fans Knifed In Stands At UFC 169; Assailant In Custody

Two Fans Knifed In Stands At UFC 169; Assailant In Custody


A pair of attendees to last night’s UFC 169 card in Newark, New Jersey, were attacked, by knife, inside the Prudential Center venue during the evening’s event.

The incident, as confirmed by the Newark police and reported by, took place in the stands and roughly before eight p.m., with the victims being identified as two males from the state of Pennsylvania; their names were not released.

Newark Police Director Samuel DeMaio stated that the victims had been transported to University Hospital and that the pair hadn’t sustained any life threatening injuries.

Subsequent to the assaults, venue security arrested a 36 year old male that hails from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Angel Pereira and have also recovered a knife, which they believe to have been the weapon used in the attacks. It was not stated as to whether or not the knife was found on Pereira person or at some other location.

No information has been released regarding the events that led up to the incident. 

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  • Bruce Lee

    There was a fight at UFC 161 in the floor seats which we could see from up in the stands where we were sitting. The knock out occurred about 30 seconds into the fight. The head stomping and gut kicking continued for 2 long minutes after that. A huge number of bystanders stood by and watched.

    • Brian Cox

      That's freaking amazing that something like that could go on and that people would stand around and watch it. What's even wilder is how people get their phones out and film it, rather than one or more trying to pull the offender(s) off.

  • enjoylife321

    @Brian….This is what happens when the UFC breaks a record for the most decisions in UFC History….Fans lose it !

    …two drunk fat and unfit guys tried to fight me in the supermarket the other night after accidently bumping shoulders in the aisle.. the bump was as hard as 4 year olds punch. No shit, dude was yelling out you fuc-kin shoulder charged me as if I was a gridiron player lining him up. There are dickheads out there with no self control.

    I saw some words get exchanged at UFC Brisbane between irate fans, all over opinions on fighters.

  • Brian Cox

    And that's what it is always, my friend…fights over opinion on fighters and fights; it's truly stupid. As if two fans fighting over a fight or a fighter, will change anything. Sadly, I fear that there's a percentage of fan demographic that goes to events like the UFC and look to get into a fight.

    That said, it happens at every sporting even we can name, including tennis of all things.

    Some people are just stupid.

  • D

    Well, this is not going to help the case for MMA legalization in NY.

    • enjoylife321

      Another blemish for sure

    • Brian Cox

      Excellent point.

    • geneinmiami

      event was in new jersey but still close )

  • Entity

    "Cutting edge" story, article slices right through to the heart of the matter. Glad a writer took a stab at it…..but seriously..This is what happens when drunk morons in large groups amped up on testosterone get together.
    The view live sucks too. Thats why I rather watch at home in Hi-Def with no idiots besides me and a friend maybe.
    My avatar is proof!

  • thepenguin

    I Thought This Was America!