UFC flyweight Rachel Ostovich has been hospitalized following an incident in Hawaii, according to a report that says she has suffered facial injuries as a result.
Disturbing news emerged late Sunday, as TMZ reported that UFC flyweight Rachael Ostovich has been hospitalized after an attack in Hawaii. According to the report, 27-year old Ostovich suffered “major injuries” including a possible broken orbital bone in what appears to have been an assault by “someone close” to the fighter.
No other details were available on Sunday. Ostovich, who was recently booked against Paige VanZant for UFC Brooklyn in January, was in Honolulu, Hawaii at the time of the incident. The Ultimate Fighter veteran was born in and fights out of the island state.
Ostovich (4-4) has made two appearances in the UFC to date, earning a win over Karine Gevorgyan at the TUF 26 Finale. She dropped her second fight to Montana De La Rosa at the TUF 27 Finale, but her pairing with VanZant was expected to raise her profile. That bout will now almost certainly have to be put on the back burner, though that is clearly not what matters most in this instance. Prior to her stint with the UFC, Ostovich competed under the Invicta FC banner.
Update, 5:00 PM EST – Honolulu PD have yet to respond to a request for comment regarding the incident.