Report: Rachael Ostovich Removed From UFC Fight Night Brooklyn, Investigation Begins Into Alleged Attack


It had been reported earlier this week that UFC fighter Rachael Ostovich was recently hospitalized and suffered a broken orbital bone after being attacked in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Suckerpunch Entertainment represents Ostovich and has issued the following statement on Facebook saying the fighter has been removed from UFC Fight Night Brooklyn, where she was supposed to fight Paige VanZant.

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“A very unfortunate incident occurred Sunday night with Rachael Ostovich that ended with her suffering a fractured orbital and other injuries. As a result of these injuries she will not be able to compete in her upcoming bout with Paige VanZant on January 19th. Rachael is now home from the hospital with her family and will be going back for further check ups on her orbital. The family would like to ask for some privacy as they sort through this matter. We would like to thank the UFC for all their support on this matter as well as the fans and media for your concern.”

TMZ is also reporting that Ostovich has filed a temporary restraining order against her husband, Arnold Berdon, who allegedly attacked the UFC star.

The Honolulu Police Department is investigating the incident as well, with police department spokesperson Sarah Yoro confirming to MMA Fighting that Ostovich suffered head injuries due to the attack.

“The victim suffered head injuries and was treated at a hospital,” Yoro said.

Outside of the statement issued by Suckerpunch Entertainment, no statements have been made by the UFC, Ostovich or Berdon on the matter.

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