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Report: UFC fighter attacked, hospitalized with ‘major injuries’ in Hawaii

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) flyweight, Rachael Ostovich, was hospitalized on Sunday in Hawaii after suffering “major injuries” in an attack so serious, Honolulu police have opened a felony domestic abuse investigation.

That’s according to a report from TMZ, which also suggests the former Invicta FC standout, who transitioned to UFC after a stint on The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 26, may have suffered a broken orbital bone.

If so, then her scheduled showdown against Paige VanZant is in serious jeopardy. They’re expected to do battle at the promotion’s upcoming debut on ESPN+ on Jan. 19, 2019 inside Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Ostovich (4-4) split her first two fights under the UFC banner. After tapping out Karine Gevorgyan at last December’s live TUF finale, the 27 year-old Hawaiian got choked into submission by Montana De La Rosa back in July.

Stay tuned for additional updates to this still-developing story, as they become available.