UFC's Rachael Ostovich Cleared to Fight Paige VanZant … 'Fight Back On!'
11/27/2018 3:21 PM PST
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.
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.”