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Mike Whitehead Arrested, Charged for Alleged Sexual Assault

Mike Whitehead mugshotMMA veteran Mike Whitehead was arrested today by Las Vegas police and has been charged with sexual assault, attempted sexual assault and open and gross lewdness stemming from an alleged incident this past Saturday.

Whitehead, a current Strikeforce heavyweight and one-time UFC fighter who appeared on The Ultimate Fighter 2, had been sought for questioning for several days, before finally turning himself in on Wednesday.

While serving a warrant at Whitehead’s home relating to the alleged sexual assault, police discovered more than 50 marijuana plants, though charges have yet to be filed for the drugs.

Whitehead (24-8) earned a unanimous decision over Kevin Randleman last June in his Strikeforce debut before surrering a first-round KO to Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal in his most-recent fight in December.

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