Diego Brandao Arrested For Pistol Whipping Strip Club Employee

Diego Brandao seems like the type of person to pistol whip someone.

UFC featherweight and Jackson-Winkeljohn fighter, Diego Brandao, was arrested Friday after allegedly hitting a Downtown strip club employee in the face with a gun the day before, police said.

Brandao is charged with aggravated battery and three counts of aggravated assault, according to a criminal complaint filed in Metropolitan Court. According to police, Brandao reportedly argued with a DJ at a strip club called Knockouts late Thursday. Brandao left, then later returned, this time, he wasn’t allowed to reenter because of his behavior.

Brandao left for a second time, only to return with a gun. According to witnesses, Brandao ran toward a Knockout employee and another man, point a gun at them. It was then reported that Brandao pointed the gun at the patron and then the employee, then struck him in the face with the butt of the gun. Brandao then returned to his vehicle.

Brandao was booked into the Metropolitan Detention Center Friday. His bond was set at $15,000 cash or surety.

h/t Albuquerque Journal

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