The fight is back on for Rachael Ostovich and Paige Van Zant, despite recent injuries that landed Ostovich in the hospital.
Ostovich’s manager confirmed the news with the following statement:
“Rachael went for a follow up today and due to the position of the injury and how it’s healing up she will be more that healed up in time for this fight. She had her eyes and heart set in this fight and never wanted to pull out of it of it.”
We previously reported Ostovich was hospitalized on Sunday, Nov. 18, with a fractured orbital bone and other injuries that initially forced her out of the upcoming match. Ostovich’s husband, Arnold Berdon III, was charged with second-degree assault and attempted murder charges following the incident, which occurred in the couple’s Hawaii home.
In her petition for a temporary restraining order, Ostovich wrote that on that day, her husband punched her repeatedly on the head, face, and ribs. She escaped through a balcony as she was coughing up blood. She also stated that she suffered past abuse at the hands of her husband with whom she shares a 5-year old daughter.
A quick fan favorite, Ostovich took to Twitter expressing her gratitude:
Gods plan 🙏🏼💪🏻
— rachaelostovich (@rachaelostovich) November 27, 2018
Ostovich is 1-1 in her career and 4-4 overall. UFC on ESPN+ 1 airs on Jan. 19, 2019, from Brooklyn, New York.