Police arrest MMA fighter for beating UFC fighter wife

HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu police arrested a mixed martial arts fighter on charges of attempted murder after he allegedly punched his wife and fellow fighter in the head, face and ribs, fracturing her eye socket.

Honolulu police arrested Arnold Berdon on Tuesday after he turned himself in.

His wife, Rachael Ostovich Berdon, filed a request for a temporary restraining order alleging he punched her on Sunday after a night out with family. She says she fell to the ground, gasped for air and escaped through a balcony.

Her representative, Brian Butler-Au, posted on social media that she won’t compete in a January UFC bout against Paige VanZant because of her injuries.

Berdon was in custody Wednesday. Police declined to make him available for comment. His attorney’s name was not immediately available.

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