The women's fight between Rachael Ostovich and Paige VanZant for the flyweight paralysis is back for January.
Ostovich (4-4 MMA, 1-1 UFC) was up against VanZant (7-4 MMA, 4-3 UFC) three weeks ago at UFC on ESPN + 1 on January 19th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. Injuries that she suffered during an alleged domestic violence incident last week, her management team first announced that she would not participate in the fight.
After obtaining a second medical opinion today, Ostovich got the green light to stay in the fight, which will take a little less than two months. Ostovich director Brian Butler of Suckerpunch Entertainment confirmed the news to MMAjunkie. ESPN.com first reported that the fight resumed after the report of MMAjunkie earlier in the day, according to which Ostovich asked for a second opinion.
Butler told MMAjunkie that Ostovich's orbital bone was still fractured, but "heals well and will be well in time for the fight".
VanZant also posted on it Twitter that the struggle was still ongoing and included a message of support for Ostovich's recurring problems.
"Yes, we're going to make war in the cage, but I'm at her side in her ongoing battle at home. Let us fight and show these people how strong we are.
#Power of girls, Posted VanZant.
Suckerpunch's initial statement last week indicated that Ostovich had fractured an orbital bone and had sustained other injuries. She also stated that Ostovich and his family were asking for "a bit of privacy when settling this case".
The case concerns allegations that her husband, Arnold Berdon, appeared in court for his first court appearance on a charge of second degree assault in their hometown, Honolulu.
According to a petition filed by Ostovich in support of a restraining order against Berdon, Berdon allegedly struck her repeatedly at the head and ribs during the alleged incident of the 18 November around 2 am The attack, according to his request, caused the ground to fall during the incident. She said that she had spit blood and that she had vomited several times and had escaped through a balcony, according to a TMZ report.
Berdon, who had been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, has been released from his $ 75,000 bond since his arrest. Although reports indicate that the 27-year-old MMA fighter pleaded guilty to second-degree aggression, a representative of the prosecutor's office in Honolulu said that a plea would not be pleaded before ". 39, a judge decides that there was a probable reason to pursue the case. .
Ostovich, 27, was part of the cast of "The Ultimate Fighter 26", who retired in the quarter-finals after losing a unanimous decision against Barb Honchak. The Hawaiian was brought back to the live final of the season, where she submitted Karine Gevorgyan in the first round.
Ostovich competed for the last time in July and lost to Montana De La Rosa in the Ultimate Fighter 27 final.
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