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Big Island MMA fighter charged with assault of teen

(Image: Hawaii County Police) (Image: Hawaii County Police)
PAHOA, HAWAII (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A Big Island MMA fighter and former "The Ultimate Fighter" contestant was charged with assault on Monday after an alleged incident involving a female high school wrestler.

Hawaii County police officials say the alleged incident happened on Friday, when 36-year-old Daniel Lee Barrera walked uninvited into a wrestling practice at Pahoa High School and struck the girl on her back.

A police report says that Barrera approached the girl from behind, while she was on the ground in a wrestler's position, and struck her on the back with an open palm.

The girl reportedly told police that she had never met Barrera prior to the incident.

Court records show Barrera posted $2,000 bail on Tuesday. He has two prior convictions for both disorderly conduct and harassment.

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