Rachael Ostovich Ruled Out of Her Fight Against Paige VanZant

UFC women's flyweight fighter Rachael Ostovich will be unable to compete in her upcoming fight against Paige VanZant after suffering injuries as result of an assault that took place this past weekend in Hawaii.

UFC women’s flyweight fighter Rachael Ostovich will be unable to compete in her upcoming fight against Paige VanZant after suffering injuries as result of an assault that took place this past weekend in Hawaii.

Ostovich’s management team at Suckerpunch Entertainment announced the news on late Monday night in a statement.

“A very unfortunate incident occurred Sunday night with Rachael Ostovich that ended with her suffering a fractured orbital and other injuries. As a result of these injuries she will not be able to compete in her upcoming bout with Paige VanZant on January 19th. Rachael is now home from the hospital with her family and will be going back for further check ups on her orbital. The family would like to ask for some privacy as they sort through this matter. We would like to thank the UFC for all their support on this matter as well as the fans and media for your concern.”

Ostovich was taken to the hospital and later released after suffering injuries as a result of an assault that is currently being investigated by Honolulu Police.

Representatives from the Honolulu Police department released a statement on Monday saying that a 27-year old male suspect was involved in an assault that is being investigated as a second degree felony.

As of now, no arrests have been made.

Ostovich has gone 1-1 thus far in her UFC career after joining the promotion by way of ‘The Ultimate Fighter’.

 

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Damon Martin is a veteran mixed martial arts journalist who has been covering the industry since 2003 with bylines on FOX Sports, CNN, Bleacher Report and numerous other outlets.
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