Rachael Ostovich Cleared to Fight Paige VanZant, 'Fight Back On!'

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UFC's Rachael Ostovich Cleared to Fight Paige VanZant … 'Fight Back On!'

11/27/2018 3:21 PM PST

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Great news for Rachael Ostovich — the fighter has been cleared to get back in the Octagon after her domestic violence incident … and now her fight with Paige VanZant is BACK ON! 

TMZ Sports broke the story … Ostovich was hospitalized with a broken orbital bone and other injuries after a violent Nov. 18 incident with her husband, Arnold Berdon, who is also an MMA fighter. 

Berdon was arrested and charged with felony assault — he’s pled not guilty. Family members have told us he will argue he was defending himself. Ostovich has obtained a restraining order against him. 

Initially, it seemed Ostovich’s injuries were so severe, she wouldn’t be able to fight again in January — but she got a second opinion which gave her the go-ahead to take the bout. 

Now, Ostovich’s manager, Brian Butler-Au, says Rachael has been cleared to fight again and WILL compete against VanZant on January 19 in Brooklyn. 

As for Paige, she’s fired up about the news — tweeting, “FIGHT STILL ON!!!!! I couldn’t be more great full to @rachaelostovich.”

“Yes we are going to war with each other in the cage, but I stand by her side with her ongoing battle at home. Let’s put on a fight and show these people how strong we are. #GirlPower #UFC.”

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