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.