Berdon, who is also an MMA fighter, is currently in custody. Speaking to MMA Fighting, a spokesperson from the Honolulu Police Department confirmed that the charge against Berdon could still change as the investigation is ongoing.
Arnold Berdon is alleged to have attacked Rachael Ostovich around 2:00am Sunday morning in their home in the Waianae area of Honolulu County. This attack sent Ostovich to the hospital with a broken orbital bone. Though she has since been released from the hospital, she has been forced her out of her planned January contest with Paige VanZant.
Arnold Berdon and Rachael Ostovich have a daughter together.
Ostovich’s management, Sucker Punch Entertainment, has already released a statement on this terrible turn of events.
A very unfortunate incident occurred Sunday night with Rachael Ostovich that ended with her suffering a fractured…
“A very unfortunate incident occurred Sunday night with Rachael Ostovich that ended with her suffering a fractured orbital and other injuries,” the management company wrote on Facebook. “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.”
Rachael Ostovich shared a statement from her brother Robby in her Instagram story.
Ostovich also added the following post to Instagram early on Wednesday morning:
“Spend time praying for people instead of talking about them,” it read.
Stay tuned for further updates on this unfortunate Rachael Ostovich situation as they emerge.
This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 11/21/2018.