Rachael Ostovich

USA

Released after third straight loss
FlyweightOther
December 7, 2020
Ostovich has been released from the UFC on Monday, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Ostovich dropped her third consecutive fight two weeks ago to Gina Mazany, so it wasn't super hard to see that this could be coming. Ostovich now holds a 4-6 career MMA record.
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Right hand needs to be cleared
FlyweightOther
December 1, 2020
Ostovich must have her right hand X-rayed and cleared by a doctor or she will have to face a six-month suspension, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Ostovich fell via TKO last Saturday to Gina Mazany. She will be unable to return to the Octagon until after May 28, 2021 if she doesn't get clearance for her right hand.
Finished in third-straight fight
FlyweightOther
November 28, 2020
Ostovich lost to Gina Mazany via TKO (liver kicks) at 4:10 of Round 3 at UFC on ESPN 18 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
Ostovich was content to let Mazany lead the dance in Round 1. While Mazany piled up the volume, Ostovich did get off her fair share of counters. She was taken down as well and even briefly gave up her back, but initiated a scramble to get back to her feet. Ostovich was again taken down to begin Round 2, but showed exceptional flexibility to escape from a north-south choke and take the back of Mazany, getting in a few big shots before the two were back on the feet. Ostovich was taken down a few more times before the end of the round, and when she finally did escape, she ate a huge left hand before the bell. Ostovich took the same approach in Round 3 despite likely being behind on the scorecards, as Mazany landed more volume while Ostovich looked to counter. She again made her way out of several bad positions, but the damage was piling up. It was a pair of liver kicks that finally buckled Ostovich ultimately ended the proceedings. As Ostovich admitted during fight week, this could very well be the end of the road in the UFC.
Added to Nov. 28 card
FlyweightOther
September 8, 2020
Ostovich will take on Gina Mazany at the UFC event November 28, MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Ostovich will be making her return after a one-year U.S. Anti-Doping Agency-issued suspension. She was eligible to return to competition on August 3. Ostovich has lost back-to-back fights via submission, something she will hope to avoid during the flyweight bout in late November.
Accepts one-year ban
FlyweightOther
June 18, 2020
Ostovich accepted a one year sanction from the USADA dating to Jan. 3 positive test for Ostarine and GW1516 metabolites, Aaron Bronsteter of TSN.ca reports.
ANALYSIS
The suspension was originally set to be two years, but a variety of factors led to the sanction being settled between Ostovich and the USADA at one year. She will be eligible to resume fighting on January 3, 2021.
Withdraws from Auckland fight
FlyweightOther
January 24, 2020
Ostovich withdrew from her upcoming fight against Shana Dobson at UFC Auckland on Friday, MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
The reason for her withdrawal is not yet clear. Ostovich hasn't fought since January of 2019, as she withdrew from a scheduled fight against Veronica Macedo in August due to an unspecified injury. Dobson will now take on Priscila Cachoeira.