Police looking for suspects after violent bar brawl in Methuen

METHUEN, MASS. (WHDH) - Police are looking for suspects after a real-life fight night broke out at a UFC watch party at a Methuen bar over the weekend.

Video from one patron showed a violent scene, with chairs flying and punches being thrown during a bar fight at a viewing party for a UFC 229 bout that featured Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov.

You can hear people screaming in the background early Sunday morning inside the Brickhouse Tavern and Tap.

Methuen police Capt. Jim Jajuga said, “One individual had suffered six lacerations on his face and was missing a couple of teeth.”

Although the fight was over by the time police arrived on the scene, videos are helping police piece together what happened. Their main focus at the moment is a person who can be seen breaking a glass over someone’s head.

“With the video we can freeze it, we can enhance it, and we can see if we can identify, most importantly, the perpetrator who threw the glass,” Jajuga said. “That’s our number one goal, and then we’ll see if we can identify the other parties.”

In response to the brawl, the restaurant said in a statement, “Brick House Tavern and Tap in Methuen is saddened by the actions of a few patrons that were involved in a physical altercation after viewing UFC 229. Brick House Tavern and Tap does not condone aggressive or physical behavior in any form in our establishment.”

You can see more of the incident in the video above.

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