Arnold Berdon Heard Threatening To Kill Rachael Ostovich
Last month news emerged that UFC women’s flyweight Rachael Ostovic suffered a broken orbital bone after her husband an MMA fighter Arnold Berdon attacked her at their home in Honolulu.
A Hawaii television channel (video) reportedly has a graphic recording of the incident. The recorded audio is 10-minute long that a witness captured on a cell phone. In that video, Rachael Ostovich husband Arnold Berdon heard threatening to kill her and shortly after a nude Ostovic can be seen running off the scene.
“I’m going to murder you,” Berdon allegedly could be heard saying. “I’m going to f*cking murder you.”
Last month, Arnold Berdon, 27, was arrested on suspicion of second-degree attempted murder following the attack by Honolulu police. He made his first court appearance on Nov 26, but the charges downgraded to assault.
On Thursday he appeared in Honolulu Circuit Court and pleaded not guilty. He got freed on a $75,000 bond. Berdon is due back in court for trial on Feb 18.
Ostovich was granted a temporary restraining order and has filed for divorce. She also revealed in her petition for a restraining order that Berdon punched her and savagely assaulted her.
“He punched me repeatedly on the head, face, ribs,” she said, adding that she coughed up blood and threw up several times afterward.
UFC women’s flyweight contender was taken to the hospital to treat a broken orbital bone per the police report. Ostovich also mentioned in her petition that wasn’t the first incidence of domestic violence.
Berdon’s attorney, Myles Breiner told Hawaii news that Arnold is currently going through a domestic violence intervention course and declined to comment on a video. Breiner insisted that the assault charge was appropriate and that an attempted murder charge would have been too much.
“There are times when they overreach and this is one of those,” he said. “Arnold Berdon and his wife had a relationship. It was acrimonious, there’s no question about that. The face that DV officials or advocates want something is neither here nor there. They’re not the attorneys that have to try the case.”
Ostovich was forced out of her scheduled bout against Paige VanZant as a result. After getting clearance from doctors, Ostovich will now compete on the first UFC on ESPN+ card in Brooklyn on Jan. 19.
“Although this is a very difficult time for me and my family, I felt like this fight in January was important,” Ostovich told Khon2 in Hawaii. “I felt that it was extremely important to me to follow through with it. Not only for me, but first for my daughter and other people that might be going through similar situations.
“I want to take a stand against domestic violence and show others that it’s OK to come out and speak about it and not be quieted. I feel like I have to do this. This is something that can’t be taken away from me.”
What do you think of this disturbing audio?