Rachael Ostovich
Taps out to Paige VanZant
January 19, 2019
Ostovich lost to Paige VanZant via submission (armbar) at 1:52 of Round 2 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Brooklyn.
Ostovich deserves a lot of credit for even taking this fight considering everything that has been going on in her personal life the past few months. Ultimately however her inability to do anything on the mat resulted in the loss. Ostovich landed all four of her takedown attempts but she did absolutely nothing with her positional advantage. She finished with just 13 total strikes landed despite the fact she spent the majority of the contest controlling the fight on the mat. It's great to see Ostovich healthy enough to compete, but the truth of the matter is that she's not a particularly good fighter. Her career record falls below .500 (4-5) with Saturday's loss.
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January fight still on
November 27, 2018
Ostovich's (eye) scheduled fight against Paige VanZant (arm) will take place despite the former's recent hospitalization due to an attack, Brett Okamoto of ESPN reports.
The fight was cast into some doubt as Ostovich suffered a broken orbital bone after being attacked by her husband. The fighter got a second opinion on her injuries, however, and the fight is expected to proceed as scheduled.
Hospitalized after attack
November 19, 2018
Ostovich has been hospitalized with serious injuries after she was attacked over the weekend, MMAFighting.com reports.
Among other possible injuries, Ostovich is currently hospitalized with a broken orbital bone. While it's not known exactly what happened quite yet, the Honolulu Police Department have opened an investigation into a possible domestic assault. She is currently set to fight Jan. 19 against Paige VanZant (arm), but her injuries puts her availability for that fight in doubt.
Set to face Paige VanZant
November 6, 2018
Ostovich will take on Paige VanZant (arm) at UFC Fight Night on Jan. 19 in Brooklyn.
Ostovich has a 4-4 record as a professional, losing three of her last five fights. She most recently fell to Montana De La Rosa by submission at the TUF 27 Finale in July. She'll be facing an opponent in VanZant who will have gone more than a year without a fight, as she required two surgeries to fix a broken arm suffered in her most recent match, a loss to Jessica-Rose Clark by unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night 124 back in January. VanZant has lost three of her last four fights but has a 7-4 record overall as a professional.
Gives up submission in the third round at the TUF 27 Finale
July 6, 2018
Ostovish lost to Montana De La Rosa via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:21 of Round 3 at the TUF 27 Finale on Friday in Las Vegas.
Ostovich suffered from a reach disadvantage in this fight. She struggled to close the distance and land strikes. She did a good job defending takedowns through two rounds. However, in the third round, she went for a submission and gave up position. De La Rosa used the opportunity to ended up top. From there, she moved to the back and finished with the submission. Ostovich will be shorter than many of her opponents. She will need to find a way to close the distance with her striking.
Gets another shot at TUF 27 Finale
May 2, 2018
Ostovich will take on Montana de la Rosa in a flyweight battle at the TUF 27 Finale on July 6 in Las Vegas, Adam Hill of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
Ostovich was defeated in the quarterfinals of the TUF 26 tournament, but bounced back with a victory over Karine Gevorgyan on the finale card in December. The 27-year-old is 4-3 as a professional, and is 2-2 under the Invicta banner. She'll look to potentially earn a roster spot as flyweight depth with a victory.