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Arianny Celeste Arrested, But UFC’s White Has Her Back

International Business Times UK

UFC ring girl Arianny Celeste was arrested Saturday on allegations of domestic violence, according to TMZ. Fortunately for her, Dana White, president of mixed martial arts powerhouse UFC, said he has "her back."

Celeste, whose full name is Arianny Celeste-Penelope Lopez Marquez, was taken into custody at 7:30 a.m. local time on Saturday in Nevada. At 7 p.m., she was released on a $3,000 bond.

A hearing will take place Wednsday, according to Yahoo! Sports.

After White learned of Celeste's arrest, he gave the following statement to TMZ: "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 percent."

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Later on Saturday night, Celeste showed up at UFC 146 in the MGM Grand Garden Arena, although she missed the event's prelims, according to Fox Sports.

Celeste, 26, joined the UFC in 2006. Since then, she's parlayed her fame into multiple modeling gigs. Sports Illustrated named her "Lady of the Day" on Feb. 4, 2010, Maxim voted her "The Hottest UFC Octagon Girl" in May 2010 and MMA Awards named her "Ring Girl of the Year 2010."

Celeste isn't the only UFC personality to be hit with legal issues recently.

Days earlier, UFC Light Heavyweight champion Jon "Bones" Jones was arrested on suspicion of DUI in upstate New York, according to TMZ.

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