Nick Diaz will appear at the Las Vegas Justice Court on June 6 to face charges of domestic battery.
The UFC star and former title contender was arrested on Friday and charged with domestic battery by strangulation and domestic battery in the first degree.
Diaz is the second major UFC star this year to be charged with a serious offence, after Conor McGregor was arrested in Brooklyn on assault charges.
The UFC have released a statement following Diazs arrest and insisted they will wait to discover the outcome of the case against him.
A statement read: UFC is aware of the recent arrest of middleweight athlete, Nick Diaz.
The organization does not tolerate domestic violence and requires all athletes to adhere to the UFC Fighter Conduct Policy.
Every athlete is deserving of due process and this situation, as with any official allegations, will be duly reviewed and thoroughly investigated by an independent party.
Diaz has not competed in the UFC since, but after resolving issues with U.S. Anti-Doping Agency in early 2018, it was expected the 34-year-old would return to fighting at some stage this year.
The Americans last fight was a loss to Anderson Silva at UFC 183, which was later overturned to a no contest after both men failed drug tests.
Diaz accepted a one-year USADA suspension this year for missing three attempted drug tests and was eligible to resume his fighting career last month.