Arnold Berdon, the husband of UFC fighter Rachael Ostovich, pleaded no contest Thursday to assaulting his wife.
Berdon is expected to be sentenced to probation.
Ostovich filed for a temporary restraining order in November, alleging her husband punched her in the head, face and ribs. He punched her after a night out with family, and she fell to the ground, gasped for air and escaped through a balcony, according to her petition for an order of protection. She said she coughed up blood and threw up several times.
Police arrested Berdon on a charge of second-degree attempted murder. Prosecutors later charged him with second-degree assault.