The husband of UFC fighter Rachael Ostovich has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly trying to kill his wife in a brutal attack that left her with a battered face and broken bones.
Arnold Berdon, 27, turned himself in to police Tuesday after learning he was wanted on charges of second-degree murder for allegedly attacking his wife early Sunday morning, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports.
Borden was arrested just after 5 p.m. Tuesday and is currently being held without bail, according to the Star-Advertiser.
Berdon has reportedly claimed self-defense, and said he plans to fight the charges, according to TMZ.
The brutal attack took place at about 2 a.m. Sunday morning at a home in Honolulu, and left Ostovich with a broken orbital bone. Her injuries will prevent the rising mixed martial arts star from fighting in a bout scheduled January 19, according to a statement from her management team at SuckerPunch Entertainment.
“A very unfortunate incident occurred Sunday night with Rachael Ostovich that ended with her suffering a fractured orbital and other injuries,” the team wrote in a statement posted to Facebook Tuesday. “Rachael is now home from the hospital with her family and will be going back for further check ups on her orbital.”
In the wake of the attack, Ostovich filed a restraining order against Borden that will remain in effect until May, according to TMZ.
Ostovich is widely considered a rising star in professional fighting, with a 4-4 record in her overall career and a 1-1 record in the UFC.
Berdon is also a professional mixed martial arts fighter, with a 7-1 record, according to Sherdog.com.
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