MMA News: Former UFC Fighter Justin Levens and Wife Found Dead

TMZ is reporting that former UFC fighter Justin Levens (9-8) and his wife were found shot to death in a Laguna Niguel home.

According to the report, police are investigating the shooting as a possible murder-suicide.

Levens has fought in various MMA organization’s including the UFC, WEC, IFL and PFC. In his only UFC fight, Levens was submitted by Even Tanner at UFC 59 “Reality Check” back in 2006.

Levens was originally scheduled to fight Ray Lazama at “Affliction Banned” , but the bout was ultimately scrapped due to time constraints. Levens later tested positive for oxymorphone in pre-fight drug testing by the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) for the July 19th event.

He was suspended for six months (Jan 15, 2009) and was forced to pay a $1,000 fine before returning to fighting.


Affliction Banned “Fedor vs. Sylvia” Weigh-In Results

fedor vs sylvia results


Fedor Emelianenko (230) vs. Tim Sylvia (263)
Andrei Arlovski (241) vs. Ben Rothwell (264)
Josh Barnett (256) vs. Pedro Rizzo (242)
Renato “Babalu” Sobral (201) vs. Mike Whitehead (206)
Matt Lindland (185) vs. Fabio Nascimento (185)
Edwin Dewees (205) vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (205)
JJ Ambrose (170) vs. Mike Pyle (171)
Ray Lazama (186) vs. Justin Levens (189)


Paul Buentello vs. Gary Goodridge *
Vitor Belfort (185) vs. Terry Martin (185.5)
Mark Hominick (144) vs. Savant Young (145)

*Paul Buentello and Aleksander Emelianenko didn’t weigh-in, a problem with Emelianenko medical clearance is rumored to be the cause (CSAC strikes again). Stay tune to CageToday as this story develops.

The Buentello vs. Emelianenko fight was canceled by the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC), after Emelianenko failed to meet the medical licensing requirements.

MMA veteran Gary “Big Daddy” Goodridge has stepped in to fight Buentello on short notice.