Rachael Ostovich

Rachael Ostovich (born February 25, 1991) is an American mixed martial artist who competes in the Flyweight division of UFC.[1][2]

Rachael Ostovich
Rachael Ostovich poses after weigh-in.jpg
Ostovich poses after weigh-in for UFC on ESPN+ 1 in 2019
Born (1991-02-25) February 25, 1991 (age 29)
Hawaii, United States
Height5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)
Weight125 lb (57 kg; 8.9 st)
Reach62 in (157 cm)
Mixed martial arts record
By submission2
By decision2
By knockout2
By submission3
Amateur record
By knockout2
By submission1
By decision3
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Ostovich began her amateur MMA career in 2010. Over the next three years she amassed an undefeated amateur MMA record of 6-0.

Ostovich made her professional MMA debut in January 2014 in her native Hawaii. She went 1-1 before joining Invicta Fighting Championships

Invicta FCEdit

Ostovich debuted for the all-female Invicta Fighting Championships in December 2014. She faced Evva Johnson at Invicta FC 10 and won the fight by split decision.

In her second bout for the promotion, Ostovich faced Andrea Lee on September 12, 2015, at Invicta FC 14. She lost the bout via verbal submission to an armbar in the third round.

In her third bout for the promotion, Ostovich faced Ariel Beck on May 7, 2016, at Invicta FC 17. She won the bout via split decision.

In her fourth fight for the promotion, Ostovich faced Christine Ferea on January 14, 2017, at Invicta FC 21.[3][4] She lost the fight via TKO in the third round, bringing her Invicta FC record to 2-2 before joining The Ultimate Fighter.[5]

The Ultimate FighterEdit

In August 2017, it was announced that Ostovich would be one of the fighters featured on The Ultimate Fighter 26, where the process to crown the UFC's inaugural 125-pound women's champion will take place.[6] In the opening round, Ostovich defeated Melinda Fábián by rear-naked choke submission.[7] In the quarterfinals, she faced Barb Honchak and lost the bout via unanimous decision.[8]

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

Ostovich faced Karine Gevorgyan on December 1, 2017, at The Ultimate Fighter 26 Finale.[9] She won the fight via armbar submission in the first round.[10]

Ostovich faced Montana De La Rosa on July 6, 2018, at The Ultimate Fighter 27 Finale.[11] She lost the fight via rear-naked choke in round three.[12]

Ostovich interviewed after defeat at UFC on ESPN+ 1 in 2019. Her arm is in a sling from the armbar.

Ostovich was scheduled to face Paige VanZant on January 19, 2019, at UFC on ESPN+ 1.[13] It was reported on November 18, 2018, that Ostovich was violently assaulted, sustaining a broken orbital bone and other injuries,[14] and due to the injuries she sustained, she pulled out from the fight against VanZant.[15] On November 27, the bout between Ostovich and VanZant was confirmed to push through on January 19, 2019, after Ostovich was cleared to fight by her doctor.[16] Ostovich lost the fight by submission via armbar in the second round.[17]

Ostovich was scheduled to face Veronica Macedo on August 10, 2019 at UFC on ESPN+ 14, but Ostovich was replaced by Polyana Viana for unknown reasons.[18]

Ostovich was scheduled to face Shana Dobson at UFC Fight Night 168 in Auckland, New Zealand on February 23, 2020 at UFC Fight Night 168.[19] However, Ostovich due to testing positive to tainted supplements, and she was replaced by Priscila Cachoeira.[20]

Personal lifeEdit

Domestic violenceEdit

On November 18, 2018, Ostovich was assaulted in her hometown of Honolulu, leaving her with a broken orbital bone.[21] The perpetrator is alleged to be her husband, Arnold Berdon, who is an MMA fighter. Ostovich filed and was granted a temporary restraining order against her husband effective until May 19, 2019. Berdon was arrested on November 20, 2018, for second-degree assault (felony) and he was released on a bond of $75,000. The case is under investigation currently by the Honolulu Police Department.[22] A nine-minute video taken by a witness and obtained by Hawaii News Now captures Berdon repeatedly saying "I’m going to murder you. I’m going to fucking murder you," and Ostovich’s cries for help. On December 20, 2018, Berdon plead not guilty in connection with the case. The trial's next hearing was in March 2019, where Berdon pleaded no contest on the case.[23][24][25]

After a night out with family, (Arnold Berdon) punched me repeatedly on the head, face, ribs, making me fall to the ground. I gasped for breath and escaped thru [sic] balcony. I coughed up blood, threw up sev. [sic] times. Cracked orbital.[26]

The sentencing took place on May 16, 2019, in a Honolulu court and Berdon was sentenced to a four year probation in domestic assault. Ostovich's divorce decree was filed with full custody of their six year old daughter.[27]

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
9 matches 4 wins 5 losses
By knockout 0 2
By submission 2 3
By decision 2 0
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 4–5 Paige VanZant Submission (armbar) UFC Fight Night: Cejudo vs. Dillashaw January 19, 2019 2 1:50 Brooklyn, New York, United States
Loss 4–4 Montana De La Rosa Submission (rear-naked choke) The Ultimate Fighter: Undefeated Finale July 6, 2018 3 4:21 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 4–3 Karine Gevorgyan Submission (armbar) The Ultimate Fighter: A New World Champion Finale December 1, 2017 1 1:40 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Catchweight (130 lbs) bout; Gevorgyan missed weight.
Loss 3–3 Christine Ferea TKO (punches) Invicta FC 21: Anderson vs. Tweet January 14, 2017 3 1:29 Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Win 3–2 Ariel Beck Decision (split) Invicta FC 17: Evinger vs. Schneider May 7, 2016 3 5:00 Costa Mesa, California, United States Fight of the Night.
Loss 2–2 Andrea Lee Submission (armbar) Invicta FC 14: Evinger vs. Kianzad September 12, 2015 3 4:58 Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Win 2–1 Evva Johnson Decision (split) Invicta FC 10: Waterson vs. Tiburcio December 5, 2014 3 5:00 Houston, Texas, United States
Win 1–1 Misha Nassiri Submission (armbar) X-1: Jara vs. Vitale September 26, 2014 3 N/A Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Loss 0–1 Jenny Liou Shriver TKO (knee to the body and punches) Destiny MMA Na Koa 4 January 25, 2014 2 N/A Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 1-1 Barb Honchak Decision (unanimous) The Ultimate Fighter: A New World Champion November 15, 2017 (air date) 2 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States TUF 26 Quarter-Finals
Win 1-0 Melinda Fábián Submission (rear-naked choke) October 18, 2017 (air date) 1 4:22 TUF 26 preliminary round



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