Former UFC fighter Phil Baroni is accused of aggravated femicide in Mexico following the murder of his girlfriend.

One of the boxers who traveled the most in the 2000s, Phil Baroni, was detained on January 1 in a hotel in San Pancho, Mexico. A state judge in Mexico officially charged Baroni with femicide on Monday.

The initial story from Tribuna De La Bahia claimed that Baroni and his girlfriend, a native of Mexico City, got into a fight in a hotel after she confessed to having an affair with him. She was thrown into the shower and hit her head twice, according to Baroni, after he insisted she take a bath.

After putting her on the bed, according to Baroni, she asked for a beer and some cigarettes. He thought she was asleep when he got back but couldn’t wake her, so he called the police and reported the incident. According to the report, the victim’s face and torso were bruised and marked when police arrived at the hotel room.

According to a press release obtained by ESPN from the State of Nayarit Office’s general prosecutor, Baroni’s alleged verbal and physical assault on the victim resulted in “at least 37 injuries.” According to the legal code for the Mexican State of Nayarit, Baroni may spend between 30 and 50 years in prison if found guilty of femicide.

In MMA, Baroni rose to prominence as a brazen New Yorker with strong hands. In 2001, Baroni competed for the first time in the UFC, winning his second fight against Curtis Stout. He competed in the Octagon against a number of opponents who would go on to hold or contend for the UFC middleweight championship.

He made his Pride debut in 2005 and competed in six fights to advance. In addition to his UFC fights in 2009 and 2011, Baroni also competed in Strikeforce, EliteXC, OneFC, DREAM, and Bellator.

Up to the start of the trial, Baroni will continue to be detained at Tepic, Mexico’s Venustiano Carranza State Jail.