Rachael Ostovich Becomes Latest Fighter to Get Cut From the UFC Roster

Published 12/07/2020, 11:32 PM EST


Rachael Ostovich is the latest inclusion in the list of fighters getting cut by the UFC recently. The former INVICTA FC fighter joined the promotion back in 2017. She had four fights in the UFC with her promotional record standing at 1-3. Ostovich’s only win came in her organizational debut in the Ultimate Fighter against Karine Gevorgyan, back in 2017.

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The UFC confirmed the news to Marc Raimondi earlier today. Ostovich was one of the most popular fighters in the women’s flyweight division. But her time inside the octagon didn’t go according to her plan. Other than losing 3 of his 4 fights in the UFC, she also failed a drug test and was subsequently banned for a year by USADA. Dana White recently announced that the organization will be cutting many notable names in the near future. Ostovich is the latest one to face the axe.

Rachael Ostovich is just the start of the cutting process by the UFC

Dana White recently said there will be more cuts coming before the end of the year. This weekend, top middleweight contender Yoel Romero was cut surprisingly by the promotion. “The Soldier of God” is one of the most popular fighters among fans and had an eventful 7 years’ run with the UFC.

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The UFC president made it clear that there will as much as at least 60 cuts coming before the end of the year. This is just the start of the process. He also mentioned that the UFC roster is very inflated right now, with almost 500 fighters under contract with the company. So, understandably, the promotion is looking to get rid of some fighters, including some big names.

There have been speculations among who could get cut next, with some veterans and former champions under the risk of facing the omission.

As for Ostovich, she was a fan favorite, no doubt. But she failed to make her mark in the competition aspect. She lost her last bout recently against Gina Mazany at UFC on ESPN 18. Where does Ostovich go next remains to be seen. Maybe she could join her former opponent, Paige VanZant, in BKFC. There is will no shortage of takers for her, that’s sure.

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Where should Ostovich go next?

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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