UFC Veteran Rachael Ostovich Signs with Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship

By Tristen Critchfield Apr 27, 2021

Rachael Ostovich is the latest former UFC talent to sign with Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship.

The promotion announced the signing on Tuesday. According to a release, Ostovich is expected to make her BKFC debut in July. MMAFighting.com is reporting that Paige VanZant has been targeted as her opponent.

"We always are looking to sign fighters that can move the needle and fight, and that is exactly what Rachael brings to the table,” BKFC president Dave Feldman said. “I am looking forward to her debut in July. I know she is training hard and working on her boxing every day and we expect very big things from Rachael.”

Ostovich, 30, went 3-2 with Invicta FC before appearing on Season 26 of “The Ultimate Fighter.” She defeated Karine Gevorgyan in her Octagon debut at the “TUF 26” finale before dropping her next three promotional appearances — including a submission loss to VanZant in January 2019. Ostovich parted ways with the UFC after a knockout loss to Gina Mazany at UFC on ESPN 18 in November 2020.

“I am so excited to fight in the fastest growing sport in the world, “said Ostovich. “I'm looking forward to my debut in July. I have seen and heard great things about BKFC, and am very happy to be a part of the team. Can't wait to announce the opponent! "

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