UFC lightweight Franca arrested on DUI charge

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Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight competitor, Hermes Franca, was arrested last night by the Jupiter Police Department in Jupiter, Fla., for a DUI offense as confirmed to MMAWeekly.com by members of the police force on Thursday morning.

Authorities could not release much more information than what was listed on their official police blotter confirming Franca's arrest.

According to the report, Franca was arrested at 2:38 a.m. by an officer who suspected the fighter was under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

It was also listed that this was Franca's first offense.

While officials of the Jupiter Police Department could confirm the arrest, they had no information about his detainment or release from being held from the arrest.

Stay tuned to MMAWeekly.com for more information on this story as it develops.