On the evening of May 8, 2010, Juan Castillo walked into Plaza Mexico Bar & Grill in a strip mall in Laredo, Texas, paid the $5 cover to a woman in a flowery dress, went inside and ordered a Coors Light.
He began watching the televised Ultimate Fighting Championship bout between Josh Koscheck and Paul Daley. He saw Koscheck getting kicked in the eye during the mixed martial arts fight. In the 25 minutes Castillo was in the restaurant, he counted 80 patrons. He took three photographs.