Rachael Ostovich is ready for her fight against Paige VanZant on Saturday, January 19. Ostovich is set to face off against Paige VanZant in the UFC women’s flyweight division as they continue to build the weight class.
Ahead of the fight, Ostovich provided an update of how she is looking before the bout.
Ostovich has had her fair share of difficulties leading up to the bout, including some domestic violence insues.
“I felt that it was extremely important to me to follow through with it and not only for me but for my daughter and other people that might be going through similar situations,” Ostovich said, via KHON2 in Hawaii.
“I want to take a stand against domestic violence and show others that it’s okay to come out and speak about it and not be quieted. I’m extremely grateful and blessed for my support system. My family, who has done so much for me and has kept me together and kept me strong. I feel like I have to do this. This is something that can’t be taken away from me. I want to use this big worldwide UFC platform to show people that don’t let anyone or anything come between you and your dreams and your career.”
UFC on ESPN+1 takes place on Saturday, January 19 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. In the main event, UFC flyweight champion Henry Cejudo welcomes UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw to the division for a superfight that will determine the next 125-pound titleholder.