UFC fighter Rachael Ostovich’s husband has been arrested for attempted murder after allegedly breaking her eye socket in a brutal beating.
Ostovich, 27, filed a restraining order against her MMA fighter husband Arnold Berdon a day after Rachael was beaten up and hospitalized.
He was arrested on Monday evening on suspicion of second degree attempted murder and remains behind bars in a Honolulu jail,
A family member told the website that Berdon plans to deny in court any allegations he assaulted his wife.
Earlier on Monday, Ostovich filed a restraining order against Berdon, 27, a day after she was viciously attacked and left with a shattered orbital bone.
Happier times: Rachael Ostovich has filed a restraining order against her husband Arnold Berdon
The order was granted and set to stay in effect until May 18, 2019, which cops are investigating as a felony domestic violence case.
The incident, which occurred in Hawaii on Sunday, left Ostovich hospitalized with a broken orbital bone – a socket of the skull in which the eye and its appendages are situated – and other injuries.
Her injuries have led Ostovich to cancel her January 19 fight with Paige VanZant in Brooklyn.
She has allegedly ‘pointed the finger’ at her husband, which led her to file the restraining order, sources told TMZ.
Sad situation: Rachael Ostovich was beaten up so badly in Hawaii this week, she had to be sent to the hospital. The 27-year-old starXCHARXs orbital bone had been shattered and police have called the domestic violence case a XCHARXsecond-degree assault caseXCHARX
He was in top shape: Berdon, who has his name tattoo’d on his chest, was an MMA fighter
It was added that Arnold ‘is seeking a lawyer and intends to defend himself against allegations he attacked his wife. He will argue he was attacked first and defended himself.’
‘The victim suffered head injuries and was treated at a hospital,’ spokesperson Sarah Yoro told the MMA site.
The attack happened at 2 am Sunday morning at a residence in the Waianae section of Honolulu County, Yoro said.
Accusation: Though the Honolulu police department would only say the suspect is a XCHARX27-year-old male,XCHARX the site MMA Fighting has claimed it was her husband Arnold Berdon XCHARX a professional boxer XCHARX who was the one who beat her up
Honolulu PD does not release the names of those involved in alleged crimes, it was added.
On Monday morning she was released from the hospital. She has yet to share a statement on Instagram with her fans.
Ostovich’s Sucker Punch Entertainment management released a statement on Monday evening.
Family portrait: Here the couple are seen out to dinner with daughter Ruby
‘A very unfortunate incident occurred Sunday night with Rachael Ostovich that ended with her suffering a fractured orbital and other injuries.
‘Rachael is now home from the hospital with family and will be going back for further check ups on her orbital. The family would like to ask for some privacy as they sort through this matter. We would like to thank the UFC for all their support on this matter as well as the fans and media for your concern.’
According to her Instagram page, she wed to fighter Berdon, 27, in April 2016, although now that a restraining order has been filed, divorce papers may soon follow.
Halloween fun: They were also seen on Halloween as Egyptians royalty
The bride and groom: According to her Instagram page, she wed to fighter Berdon, 27, in April 2016
The athlete often posts sexy bikini photos on the beach, earning her 356K followers on Instagram.
Her last post was a flashback bathing suit photo on the beach with the caption: ‘Missin those summer days.’
The fight with VanZant would have elevated her career greatly.
Work it: Here she is seen in December 2017 in Las Vegas as she celebrates after her submission victory over Karine Gevorgyan of Armenia in their womenXCHARXs flyweight bout during the TUF Finale event inside Park Theater
No go? The attack happened at a very bad time: the brunette beauty was scheduled to fight Paige VanZant, right, in January. But now it has been canceled
Roadblock for her: The fight with VanZant would have elevated her career greatly
Ostovich is an American mixed martial artist who competes in the Flyweight division of UFC and weighs 125lbs.
Rachael began her career in 2010 when she was an amateur with the Mixed Martial Arts XCHARX in 2014 she went professional.
She moved on to The Ultimate Fighter in August 2017 and four months later she joined The Ultimate Fighter 26 Finale. She won the fight via armbar submission in the first round.
Her last big fight was with Montana de la Rosa in July at The Ultimate Fighter 27 Finale.
Tough time: This is the last Instagram post from Ostovich; she looks to be in Hawaii
Two piece: She often was asked to model as she has cover girl looks; here she is seen in another sexy Instagram post