UFC flyweight Rachael Ostovich looked upset and kept her head bowed as she was seen in public for the first time since her MMA fighter husband ‘brutally beat her’.
Rachael was spotted in Hawaii Thursday, wearing dark glasses and accompanied by a friend as she she quietly thanked her fans for their well wishes and said she was doing fine, TMZ reported.
Earlier this week details of the restraining order petition she obtained against husband Arnold Berdon emerged and his alleged assault on her. He was arrested on Tuesday over the incident.
UFC flyweight Rachael Ostovich (left) kept her head bowed as Honolou Police Department issued a mugshot of Arnold Berdon (right) who was charged with her attempted murder
‘After a night out with family, [Arnold Berdon] punched me repeatedly on the head, face, ribs, making me fall to the ground,’ Ostovich said in court documents obtained by TMZ.
‘I gasped for breath and escaped thru the balcony. I coughed up blood, threw up several times… cracked orbital.’
The 27-year-old also alleged in the documents that her husband brutally punched her in the legs during a separate physical altercation in May, when she was left bruised.
On Monday, Ostovich filed a restraining order against 27-year-old bantamweight boxer Berdon.
The restraining order was granted and is set to stay in effect until May 18, 2019, as police investigate the case as felony domestic violence.
Ostovich is seen leaning her female friend support as details emerged of the horrific attack perpetrated by her husband Arnold Berdon who left her with a broken eye socket and injuries
The 27-year-old UFC fighter took to Instagram on Wednesday morning to tell her 368K followers, ‘Spent time praying for people instead of talking about it.’ In the background were trees covered in fog. And the athlete added three prayer emojis
Ostovich broke her silence after her Berdon was arrested for attempted murder in connection with her brutal beating in Hawaii on Sunday
Ostovich broke her silence Wednesday, three days after boxer Berdon was arrested for attempted murder in connection with her brutal beating in Hawaii.
The bombshell fighter took to Instagram in the morning to tell her 368K followers: ‘Spent time praying for people instead of talking about them.’
In the background, were trees covered in fog. And the athlete added three prayer emojis.
The brunette beauty was beaten so badly had her orbital bone – a socket of the skull in which the eye and its appendages are situated – was broken, as well as other injuries, and she had to stay in the hospital overnight.
A source told MMAfighter.com that she has been recovering at home.
Her injuries have led Ostovich to cancel her January 19 fight with Paige VanZant in Brooklyn.
He knows how to throw a punch: MMA fighter Berdon is seen here during a tense boxing match
Rachael is a skilled boxer – seen here with Melinda Fabian in 2017 – but was still brutally injured on Sunday
Rachael was beaten up so badly in Hawaii this week, she had to be sent to the hospital. It has forced her to cancel a fight with Paige VanZant
She married Arnold in 2016 and together they have daughter, Ruby Rose.
He was arrested on Monday evening on suspicion of second degree attempted murder and remains behind bars in a Honolulu jail.
Since the incident, his Instagram and Twitter pages have been made private.
A family member told the website that Berdon plans to deny in court any allegations he assaulted his wife.
It was added that Arnold ‘is seeking a lawyer and intends to defend himself against allegations he attacked his wife. He will argue he was attacked first and defended himself.’
‘The victim suffered head injuries and was treated at a hospital,’ spokesperson Sarah Yoro told the MMAFighter site.
The attack happened 2am Sunday at a residence in the Waianae section of Honolulu County, Yoro said.
Honolulu police does not release the names of those involved in alleged crimes, it was added.
Ostovich’s Sucker Punch Entertainment management released a statement on Monday evening.
UFC flyweight Rachael Ostovich detailed the horrific abuse she endured Sunday that was allegedly perpetrated by her husband Arnold Berdon. The pair are pictured together on Instagram
According to her Instagram page, she wed to fighter Berdon, 27, in April 2016
She often was asked to model during her career, and would post sexy Instagram snaps
‘A very unfortunate incident occurred Sunday night with Rachael Ostovich that ended with her suffering a fractured orbital and other injuries.
‘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.’
According to her Instagram page, she wed to fighter Berdon, 27, in April 2016, although now that a restraining order has been filed, divorce papers may soon follow.
Rachael often posts sexy bikini photos on the beach, earning her 356K followers on Instagram.
Her last portrait was a flashback bathing suit photo on the beach with the caption: ‘Missin those summer days.’
The fight with VanZant would have elevated her career greatly.
Ostovich is an American mixed martial artist who competes in the Flyweight division of UFC and weighs 125lbs.
Rachael began her career in 2010 when she was an amateur with the Mixed Martial Arts – in 2014 she went professional.
She moved on to The Ultimate Fighter in August 2017 and four months later she joined The Ultimate Fighter 26 Finale. She won the fight via armbar submission in the first round.
Her last big fight was with Montana de la Rosa in July at The Ultimate Fighter 27 Finale.