by Damon Martin – MMAWeekly.com
UFC fighter Anthony Johnson, who was arrested in 2009 on charges of domestic violence and two other misdemeanor charges, has been sentenced by a judge in Alameda County, Calif., to serve three years probation, along with community service, and domestic violence counseling.
Representatives from the Alameda County courthouse confirmed the proceedings on Wednesday from a verdict rendered in the case on Aug. 2.
According to court documents, Johnson plead nolo, which is essentially no contest, to a misdemeanor charge of domestic violence, penal code 243, and the court dismissed the other two charges as part of the proceedings.
Johnson was sentenced to three years of court probation, and must serve eight hours in community service at a local boys club, as well as one day of county jail.
Johnson must also undergo 52 weeks of domestic violence counseling, and he has been ordered to re-appear in front of the judge on Sept. 7 to determine any restitution for court costs, as well as provide proof of the domestic violence counseling and the community service.
The charges stemmed from an incident on June 27, 2009, in which Johnson was arrested after an incident with an ex-girlfriend. The case has now been closed, pending the proceedings on Sept. 7, and the additional time for the domestic violence counseling.
Johnson was not available for comment at the time of the publication of the news.