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

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.

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LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 06: Rachael Ostovich reacts after her submission loss to Montana De La Rosa in their women's flyweight bout during The Ultimate Fighter Finale event inside The Pearl concert theater at Palms Casino Resort on July 6, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 05: Rachael Ostovich poses on the scale during The Ultimate Fighter Finale weigh-in inside The Pearl concert theater at Palms Casino Resort on July 5, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 06: (L-R) Montana De La Rosa and Rachael Ostovich trade punches in their women's flyweight bout during The Ultimate Fighter Finale event inside The Pearl concert theater at Palms Casino Resort on July 6, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 06: Rachael Ostovich prepares to fight Montana De La Rosa in their women's flyweight bout during The Ultimate Fighter Finale event inside The Pearl concert theater at Palms Casino Resort on July 6, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 05: (L-R) Opponents Montana De La Rosa and Rachael Ostovich face off during The Ultimate Fighter Finale weigh-in inside The Pearl concert theater at Palms Casino Resort on July 5, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 01: Rachael Ostovich celebrates after her submission victory over Karine Gevorgyan of Armenia in their women's flyweight bout during the TUF Finale event inside Park Theater on December 01, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 3: Rachael Ostovich-Berdon warms up before facing Melinda Fabian during the filming of The Ultimate Fighter: A New World Champion at the UFC TUF Gym on August 3, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
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Ostovich’s brother, Robby, posted a statement to his Facebook page, which Ostovich later shared on Instagram.

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 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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Liz Roscher is a writer for Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email her at lizroscher@yahoo.com or follow her on Twitter at @lizroscher.

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