One of the UFC’s most popular octagon girls, Arianny Celeste (born Arianny Celeste-Penelope Lopez Marquez), was arrested on a domestic violence charge over the Memorial weekend.
Early Saturday morning, Celeste, 26, was arrested in Las Vegas for allegedly kicking her boyfriend, Praveen Chandra, 34, in the face during an argument over text messages he had sent to various women.
According to TMZ, Celeste and Chandra began arguing about the texts in a limousine and continued the argument in their room at the Wynn hotel.
At around 4:30 a.m., an employee heard crashing sounds and arrived at the room as Celeste was running out.
The police were then called and Celeste told officers Chandra had choked and grabbed her while they were in the room. Officers noted the marks found on her body.
Chandra told police he was also injured, as Celeste kicked him in the nose in the limousine. When they went up to the room, he claims she also threw two vases at him.
Both were arrested and the Mexican-Filipino model/octagon girl/web-show host posted $3,000 bond and was released at around 7 p.m. Saturday night.
UFC President Dana White gave a statement to TMZ after Celeste’s arrest, saying, “Arianny is our baby. She has been with us for over five years. She is a good girl and an amazing ambassador for UFC. I don’t know all the details of what happened but we have her back and support her 100%.”