Report: UFC’s Rachael Ostovich hospitalised with broken orbital bone after serious attack in Hawaii

UFC fighter Rachael Ostovich’s January 19th fight against Paige VanZant could be in jeopardy after she was reportedly attacked in Hawaii.

TMZ Sports reported the news, noting she was hospitalised with a potential broken orbital bone. She was attacked by someone she knew, and the fight at Barclays Center would almost certainly be cancelled if the injury is as severe as the sources indicated. The report described the impending fight with VanZant as “undoubtedly be the biggest moment of her career.”

Prior to this report, it was VanZant who was dealing with health concerns going into the fight. She broke her arm during her loss to Clark and complications from surgery that month meant she needed a second operation in July, which involved transferring bone fragments from her hip into her arm.

Ostovich, 27, has won one and lost one in the UFC, with her defeat to Montana De La Rosa in July her last fight.

The shock attack on Ostovich also comes as a blow to VanZant. The fight would have been a return to the UFC stage for VanZant and a breakout opportunity for Ostovich (4-4 MMA, 1-1 UFC), but that appears to be on hold.

– Brad Dalrymple

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News: Paige VanZant and Rachael Ostovich meet at UFC on ESPN

An interesting women’s flyweight clash makes its way onto the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s premier event of 2019 and their ESPN network debut. The exciting Paige VanZant features alongside The Ultimate Fighter competitor Rachael Ostovich on January 19th in Brooklyn. Continue reading “News: Paige VanZant and Rachael Ostovich meet at UFC on ESPN”

News: UFC targeting Rachael Ostovich vs Paige VanZant for first ESPN event

It looks like the UFC are beginning to load up for their first ever ESPN event. Following reports yesterday that the promotion were plotting to match Robbie Lawler against Stephen Thompson, it now appears they are working to add two popular flyweights to the card with Rachael Ostovich (4-4-0) set to face Paige VanZant (7-4-0).

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