According to LasVegasSun, Celeste and her 34-year-old boyfriend, Praveen Chandra, were both taken into custody on the same charge after engaging in a heated argument inside their room at the Wynn Hotel in Nevada.
An employee at the swanky casino heard a crashing sound and saw Celeste, whose real name is Arianny Lopez, come running out of the room shortly after 4:30AM on Saturday.
Celeste told the Las Vegas Police Department that Chandra had choked her and grabbed her right arm during a dispute about text messages. Officers noted the 26-year-old had scratches on her right arm.
It appears things initially got physical between the two in the limousine, as Chandra told detectives his girlfriend of seven months kicked him in the nose on the ride back to the Wynn. The tension hit a fever pitch in their room when Chandra claimed Celeste threw two vases at him.
Officers noted injuries to Chandra’s nose and scratches to his chest and arm.
Chandra video recorded parts of their argument on his cell phone, where he was following Celeste around the room asking why she kicked him in the face.
Chandra denied ever touching Celeste and told police he didn’t know how she received cuts on her arms.
Both were arrested and taken to the Clark County Detention Center. The two are scheduled to stand before the Las Vegas Justice Court this Friday at 10:45AM.
UFC president Dana White stated Celeste has got the organization’s full support.