Rachael Ostovich's husband arrested for attempted murder after alleged attack

Rachael Ostovich’s husband Arnold Berdon was arrested on Tuesday shortly after she was granted a restraining order against him for allegedly attacking her in a domestic violence dispute. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Arnold Berdon, the husband of UFC flyweight Rachael Ostovich, was arrested in Honolulu on Tuesday on a charge of attempted murder. TMZ was the first to report the news. Berdon allegedly attacked his wife over the weekend during an argument, which put Ostovich in the hospital with a broken orbital bone.

According to MMAFighting.com, Berdon is in custody but has yet to be arraigned.

The arrest comes shortly after Ostovich was granted a temporary restraining order on Berdon. Ostovich filed the order herself in Hawaii, according to TMZ, and bars Berdon from contacting her. The restraining order will expire on May 18, 2019.

Ostovich’s brother, Robby, posted a statement to his Facebook page, which Ostovich later shared on Instagram.


I do not believe bad deeds come from bad people. I believe they come from misguided, emotional people on the edge of a…

Posted by Robby Ostovich on Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Though Ostovich’s broken orbital bone didn’t require an overnight hospital stay, the injury is serious enough that she’s had to pull out of her fight with Paige VanZant, which was scheduled for Jan. 19, 2019. Ostovich’s management team, SuckerPunch Entertainment, released a statement about her injuries and the status of the fight.


A very unfortunate incident occurred Sunday night with Rachael Ostovich that ended with her suffering a fractured…

Posted by SUCKERPUNCH ENTERTAINMENT on Monday, November 19, 2018

A source told TMZ that Berdon, who is also an MMA fighter, intends to argue that Ostovich attacked him first, and he was defending himself. Berdon is bantamweight and has a 7-2 record as a pro fighter. His last fight was in June against Jeremias Fernandez, which ended in a unanimous decision victory for Berdon. He and Ostovich have been married since 2016 and have a daughter together.

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