Former UFC veteran Justin Levens and his wife were found shot to death inside of their Laguna Niguel condo in what authorities say is being investigated as an apparent-murder-suicide.
According to an online report on the website for the local CBS affiliate in Los Angeles, Levens, 28, and his wife, Sarah McLean-Levens, 25, were found Wednesday afternoon by McLean-Levens’ mother, who then called 911.
The Philadelphia native began his MMA career in 2004 and quickly developed into a prospect with a 7-0 record. After suffering the first loss of his career to Scott Smith on a WEC event in January of 2006, Levens was signed to a UFC contract where he debuted against Evan Tanner at UFC 59, losing via first round submission.
He made his Octagon return at UFC Fight Night 5, where he suffered another loss, this time at the hands of Jorge Santiago. He was dismissed from the promotion soon after the consecutive defeats.
In addition to having competed for the UFC and the WEC, Levens was also a veteran of the now-defunct International Fight League.