UFC President Dana White recently stated that the organization would be cutting at least 60 members of its roster. Furthermore, he stated that some of the names would be notable, but, the UFC has to conduct their business as usual. Former Middleweight title contender Yoel Romero was the first name on the list to get the ax. Now, prominent UFC flyweight Rachael Ostovich has been released from the UFC as well.
UFC to Cut 60 Fighters
Dana made it very clear the current UFC roster is inflated. With well over 500 fighters, the roster is the largest that it’s ever been. Because of that, many fighters have to get their walking papers.
“It’s not just Yoel,” White said on Romero’s release. “We’re going to go through some serious cuts here at the end of the year. Probably going to have 60 cuts before the first of the year. Yoel has lost four of his last five. He’s 44 years old. Our roster is very inflated right now. We’re going to have some big cuts coming before the end of the year.
“You’re going to see a lot of names going here in the next several weeks.”
Continuing the domino effect of roster cuts was Rachael Ostovich. Ostovich originally signed with the UFC back in 2017 after appearing on The Ultimate Fighter. On that night, she faced Karine Gevorgyan and defeated her via armbar in the first round of their catchweight bout.
Unfortunately, that was the only victory that Rachael earned in the promotion. She finished in the UFC with a single win and a three-fight losing streak. As well as a one year USADA suspension for failing a drug test.
UFC has released women’s flyweight Rachael Ostovich, the promotion confirmed to @marc_raimondi
. First reported by MMA Junkie.
UFC has released women's flyweight Rachael Ostovich, the promotion confirmed to @marc_raimondi.
First reported by MMA Junkie. pic.twitter.com/eZfRX1E0kd
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) December 7, 2020
Future Roster Cuts
Ostovich. was one of the more popular females on the UFC flyweight roster. But with so many cuts coming before the end of the year, expect even bigger names to exit the organization shockingly.