MMA Manager Arrested, Charged With Luring A Minor

An MMA manager who is known for managing fighters like Paige VanZant and Liz Carmouche has been arrested along with nine other suspects.

Kyle Stoltz was among the nine individuals who were arrested in a multi-agency undercover operation that was targeting pedophiles. They were all arrested on December 8 and 9, but it was first reported by multiple outlets on Wednesday.

The operation had agents pose as children online. After they were allegedly solicited for sex by the adult suspects, a meeting was arranged, which is where those suspects were arrested.

The sting was a joint operation by the LVMPD’s Nevada Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, the FBI’s Child Exploitation Task Force and the FBI’s Southern Nevada Human Trafficking Task Force.

The list of suspects: 

  • Sheldon Young (28) 
  • Guadalupe Bencomo (47) 
  • Kody Pore (24) 
  • Thuan Hong (35) 
  • Jake Crawford (50) 
  • Freddy Castillo (26) 
  • Kyle Stoltz (42) 
  • Nathan Bruin (39) 
  • Eric Ruiz (23) 

Each suspect has been charged with luring a minor with the use of a computer to engage in sex. They have been sent to Clark County Detention Center.

Along with managing fighters, he’s also the founder of MMA management firm Janus Sports & Entertainment. The company’s roster includes former Bellator champion Ilima-Lei Macfarlane and fighters Linton Vassell, Kevin Natividad, Tywan Claxton and Tyrell Fortune.

Stoltz is also reportedly the matchmaker for promotion XMMA. Former UFC fighters Jon Dodson and Fran

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