The charges against the husband of UFC flyweight Rachael Ostovich, Arnold Berdon, have been downgraded from second-degree attempted murder to second-degree assault. This comes from a report from TSN’s Aaron Bronsteter. Berdon was also released after posting $75,000 bail.
Per Honolulu PD: The attempted second degree attempted murder charge against Rachael Ostovich's husband Arnold Berdon has been reclassified as a second- degree assault charge.
Berdon has been released after posting $75,000 bail.
— Aaron Bronsteter (@aaronbronsteter) November 23, 2018
Berdon allegedly assaulted Ostovich in the early hours of Sunday, Nov. 18 at their home in Honolulu following an argument. Ostovich was hospitalized and treated for a broken orbital bone. She was released from the hospital later in the day.
Ostovich claimed in a petition for a restraining order that “After a night out with family, [Berdon] punched me repeatedly on the head, face, ribs, making me fall to the ground.”
Berdon was originally arrested and charged with felony assault that was later changed to the second-degree attempted murder charge. Now facing second-degree assault charges, Berdon is still prohibited from coming within Ostovich or their 5-year-old daughter.
Ostovich had been scheduled to fight Paige VanZant in January but pulled out of the fight after the alleged assault.