Rachael Ostovich is one of the promising stars in the UFC. The flyweight contender has been competing in professional mixed martial arts since 2014 and has competed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship and Invicta Fighting Championship.
Ostovich, who hails from Hawaii, was one of the contestants on season 26 of the long-running reality television show The Ultimate Fighter.
Ostovich was in the headlines on November 18, 2018, when she was assaulted by her husband which left her with a broken orbital bone. There were reports that the assault, which was carried out by fellow MMA fighter Arnold Berdon, resulted in second-degree felony assault charges. Berdon reportedly threatened to kill Ostovich during the assault.
There was speculation that the attack would force her out of her UFC on ESPN+1 bout against Paige VanZant in Brooklyn, New York, but she ultimately decided to continue with the bout.
“She never really wanted to be off of this fight,” her manager Brian Butler-Au said, via ESPN.com. “When everything happened, it was very emotional. The injuries were significant enough that, combined with the emotions of everything that was going down, we made a decision to pull out of the fight.
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