UFC on ESPN 18: Rachael Ostovich vs. Gina Mazany Play-by-Play

Returning after an eight-month USADA suspension, Rachael Ostovich fought Gina Mazany on Saturday’s UFC card. Here’s how the fight went.

Bout 3: Rachael Ostovich (4-5) vs. Gina Mazany (6-4) (Flyweight)

Mazany landed a clinch takedown a minute into the fight. Sher got on the back of Ostovich shortly after. Ostovich was able to escape the position in the second minute and return to the feet. Mazany was the more active striker on the feet, although Ostovich was able to land some punches on her backfoot. Mazany put Ostovich against the cage in the fourth minute while looking for a takedown.

Mazany put Ostovich against the cage early in the second round with a clinch. She scored a takedown shortly after. Mazany took full guard on top. Ostovich looked for an armbar from the bottom, although Mazany stopped the attempt. Mazany moved into a north-south position in the second minute. Ostovich was able to escape the position, getting on the back of Mazany before they returned to the feet. Mazany connect with left crosses on the feet before scoring a takedown in the fourth minute of the round. Mazany was in half guard on top this time. Mazany took the back of Ostovich in the final minute of the round. Ostovich would return to her feet, although Mazany would throw her back down. Ostovich worked up to her feet, although she was hit with a few punches before the round ran out of time.

Mazany put Ostovich against the cage early in the final round. Ostovich escaped the clinch in the second minute of the round. Mazany continued to put together punches on the feet. Mazany scored a takedown in the third minute of the round, taking full mount. Mazany threw punches before Ostovich turned around and gave up her back. Ostovich returned to her feet in the fourth minute of the round. Ostovich got hurt by a strike in the fourth minute, causing her to go down to her knees. Mazany threw punches from the back of Ostovich until she got back up. A kick from Mazany to the body of Ostovich dropped her again, ending the fight.

RESULT: Gina Mazany def. Rachael Ostovich via TKO, Strikes (RD 3, 4:10)

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
Ostovich 9 9
Mazany 10 10

Live coverage of the entire card can be viewed here.

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