MMA Manager Pleads Guilty, Sentenced After FBI Child Sex Sting Operation

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A mixed martial arts manager has been sentenced after pleading guilty to crimes associated with an FBI child sex sting operation. Kyle Stoltz pleaded guilty in Las Vegas court after his December 2021 arrest on a felony charge of luring a child via computer for sex, according to court records obtained by Heavy.

Stoltz’s September 2022 conviction was first reported by MMA Junkie.

Stoltz pleaded guilty to a gross misdemeanor luring charge in March 2022, according to court records obtained by Heavy. He was released on his own recognizance, meaning he didn’t have to post bond, ahead of his sentencing hearing, which took place in June, according to court documents. A judgment of conviction was filed on September 2, 2022, court records show.

Here’s what you need to know:

Kyle Stoltz Was Accused of Luring a 13-Year-Old Girl for Sex, Police Say

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MMA JunkieKyle Stoltze was arrested in December 2021.

The police report said that on December 7, “a member of FBI Child Exploitation Task Force was operating in an undercover capacity as a 13-year-old female juvenile. The suspect, who called himself “Chris” but was later identified as Stoltz, “engaged in text messages” and asked to meet the “decoy” at 7-11 and then him home, police said.

The police report said, “While together they would engage in sexual activities.” When Stoltz arrived at the 7-11 his vehicle was searched and a phone was found in his “center console,” according to the report. The report continues on to say that Stoltz denied meeting someone underage and that the decoy “pushed him into meeting.” He said he “would not have done anything with her” but admitted to talking with her and being “very lonely,” according to court documents.

The police reports also include explicit text messages sent between the decoy and Stoltz including step-by-step directions for the decoy, from Stoltz.

According to MMA Junkie, Stoltz co-founded his management agency in September 2016 and “represented a number of UFC and Bellator fighters over the years” and worked for XMMA as a matchmaker previously. According to Mike Russell, Stoltz has deleted all of his social media, including his management website.

Stoltz Was Sentenced to 48 Months in Prison but Will Serve Up to 36 Months of Probation Instead & Is Now a Registered Sex Offender

According to court records obtained by Heavy, Stoltz’s guilty plea called for him to serve up to 36 months of probation. He was sentenced to 48 months to 180 months in prison, but the sentence was suspended. If he violates the terms of his probation, a judge could order him to serve some or all of the 48 to 180 months behind bars. He had been free from custody since his December 2021 arrest, according to court records.

During his June sentencing, a Nevada judge ordered him to pay $3,447.85 in fees. His probation includes several special conditions, according to court documents, including an “impulse control evaluation,” counseling and lifetime supervision as a registered sex offender. He also faces restrictions related to dating and had to forfeit electronic devices that were seized in connection to the case. Stoltz will not be able to date or live with anyone with female children while on probation and must nofity authorities if he begins dating anyone, according to court records.

Stoltz was not the only man arrested in the sting. According to 3 News LV, nine arrests were made in total by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s (LVMPD) Nevada Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, the FBI’s Child Exploitation Task Force, and the FBI’s Southern Nevada Human Trafficking Task Force. According to the outlet, the arrests were made on December 8 and 9 and listed the men as Sheldon Young, 28, Guadalupe Bencomo, 47, Kody Pore, 24, Thuan Hong, 35, Jake Crawford, 50, Freddy Castillo, 26, Nathan Bruin, 39, and Eric Ruiz, 23.

The report also included a call of action, “Anyone who may have been a victim of any of these subjects or has information about their crimes is urged to contact the LVMPD Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force by phone at 702-828- 3111. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 702-385-5555, or on the internet at

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