Las Vegas DA drops domestic violence charges against UFC Octagon Girl Arianny Celeste

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 30: Ring girl and model Arianny Celeste poses after winning the Ring Girl of the Year award at the Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts Awards 2011 at The Pearl concert theater at the Palms Casino Resort November 30, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Bullet officially dodged.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Octagon Girl Arianny Celeste, who was arrested for domestic violence back on May 26, 2012, in Las Vegas, Nevada, had all charges dropped, according to Tess Driver of the Las Vegas District Attorney's office, who today (July 2, 2012) informed's Brian Hemminger of their decision.

Prosecutors had originally postponed today's court appearance for additional time to review her case, which Celeste maintains was "self defense" against her boyfriend, Praveen Chandra, who was also relieved of any formal charges.

The altercation reportedly started over text messages before things got physical. Celeste (real name Arianny Lopez) told police Chandra "choked her" and "grabbed her right arm," which prompted her to kick him in the nose in the back of a limousine.


That led to a second altercation inside a Las Vegas hotel. Once police got involved, as per the norm with domestic violence cases, both Lopez and Chandra were arrested and transported to the Clark County Detention Center.

Celeste, who was given the full support of UFC President Dana White, posted $3,000 bond following the incident and returned to her cageside duties at UFC 146 later that night looking no worse for the wear.

And now she can put this entire mess behind her for good.

To see Arianny's mug shot picture click here. For more details and information surrounding her recent arrest (and the aftermath) click here and here.

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