Rachael Ostovich Signs with Bare Knuckle Fighting Championships

Rachael Ostovich
Rachael Ostovich Credit: Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com

UFC veteran Rachael Ostovich has found a new promotion as it was announced on Tuesday that she has signed with Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship.

One of the more popular women in mixed martial arts has found a new home, as Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship announced the signing of fan favorite Rachael Ostovich on Tuesday afternoon.

A professional since 2014, Ostovich is best known for joining the UFC after being a part of Season 26 of The Ultimate Fighter in 2017.  The Hawaiian native was cast on the show after a four fight stint in Invicta and made it to the quarterfinals of the competition before being eliminated.  Ostovich was given a shot at a UFC contract after the show and had a four fight run in the Octagon that saw her go 1-3.  Along the way, she built up one of the strongest social media followings by a UFC fighter with over 750k followers on Instagram.  She has faced several notable names throughout her career such as Paige VanZant, Andrea Lee, and Montana De La Rosa.  Most recently, she lost via second round TKO to Gina Mazany last November and was subsequently released from the promotion.

Recently, BKFC has made headlines in signing fellow UFC and Invicta veterans Paige VanZant and Pearl Gonzalez.  It is expected that the promotion will look to book the three in bouts against each other in the future as they all compete in the same weight class.  No date or opponent was given for Ostovich’s debut.