A week ago, we reported that after Rachael Ostovich was attacked by her husband, she was out of her ESPN debut fight against Paige VanZant. Her management team even confirmed it. However, in an April Fool’s joke that is eight moths overdue, we were only messing around. Now, the two fighters will resume their scheduled January scrap.
ESPN re-reported the news:
“Ostovich’s manager, Brian Butler-Au, told ESPN on Tuesday that Ostovich sought a second opinion on her injuries this week and has been cleared to remain in the fight.
“She never really wanted to be off of this fight,” Butler-Au said. “When everything happened, it was very emotional. The injuries were significant enough that, combined with the emotions of everything that was going down, we made a decision to pull out of the fight.
“Now that things are settling out and the swelling of the injury is going down, Rachael got a second opinion and everything will work out to where she can keep this fight.”
So it is back on and we will see the two flyweights take each other on. Again.
Breaking: Rachael Ostovich vs. Paige VanZant is back on for UFC Fight Night on Jan. 19 in Brooklyn. Ostovich never wanted to pull out of the fight and sought a second opinion on her injuries this week, per her manager Brian Butler-Au. Full story coming soon to @ESPN.
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) November 27, 2018