UFC star Rachael Ostovich who was scheduled to face Paige VanZant in January on the UFC’s ESPN debut show was assaulted in Hawaii. According to a report from TMZ, Ostovich was in Honolulu when the assault took place and she is believed to have been hospitalized and suffered a broken orbital bone.
It was later revealed that the attacker was her husband and she immediately filed for a restraining order and it was granted. Yesterday in Honolulu, he was arrested and charged with attempted murder. Ostovich’s brother, Robby, posted a statement to his Facebook page, which Ostovich later shared on Instagram:
‘I do not believe bad deeds come from bad people. I believe they come from misguided, emotional people on the edge of a cliff they can’t turn away from. Although these deeds cannot go unaccounted for i think there can still be room for sympathy. Sympathy for a daughter without her father on Christmas day. Sympathy for a wife without a husband at her side. Sympathy for a man who let his demons get the better of him for a moment. What’s done is done and what will happen must happen. But, Gods word is still good and God can use any situation for the betterment of all sides of the story. All involved are in our prayers and may miracles come of it. #JesusIsLord”
Ostovich’s management team, SuckerPunch Entertainment, released a statement about her injuries and the status of the fight:
“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.”