The husband of UFC fighter Racheal Ostovich was arrested Tuesday on a charge of attempted murder, a Honolulu Police Department spokesperson confirmed with MMA Fighting.
Berdon turned himself into police on Tuesday afternoon, and was subsequently arrested on attempted murder charges.
Ostovich’s injuries, which include a broken eye socket, forced her to withdraw from an upcoming fight against Paige VanZant that was scheduled for Jan. 19 in Brooklyn, New York.
UFC’s Racheal Ostovich: “He punched me repeatedly in the head, face, ribs” she also writes in the TRO filed Mon. that she escaped through the balcony. Her husband, MMA fighter Arnold Berdon was going to turn himself in to HPD last night but didn’t. More: https://t.co/qisyaX6hPm pic.twitter.com/GsNjPNzeec
— Lynn Kawano (@LynnKawano) November 21, 2018
In the TRO, Ostovich said the attack left her gasping for breath. She had to escape through the balcony. She also said she coughed up blood and vomited several times.
Her manager, Brian Butler-Au, said in a post online that Ostovich is recovering at home with family.
“The family would like to ask for some privacy as they sort through this matter,” he said. “We would like to thank the UFC for all their support on this matter as well as the fans and media for your concern.”
In the TRO, Ostovich also alleges that Berdon attacked her in May. She writes that he “punched her thighs repeatedly, leaving bruises on her leg.”
Was cheating involved?
Ostovich was released from the hospital Monday.
Rachael Ostovich, #UFC fighter, got a temp. restraining order yesterday in Hawaii against husband, MMA fighter Arnold Berdon. Spoke to family member of Berdon, who told me he's seeking a lawyer, & intends to defend himself against allegations he attacked/injured his wife.
— michael j. babcock (@mikejbabcock) November 20, 2018
Berdon is supposed to be in court next month for a hearing on the TRO.