Rachael Ostovich: Early Life, Career, Husband & Net Worth

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Racheal Ostovich is a professional American mixed martial artist who competed in the UFC and Invicta Fighting. After she was released from the UFC, the MMA fighter signed a new multi-fight deal with BKFC in February 2022.

“Mixed Martial Art and Women” are still not easy audibles to many people. Few are amazed and thrilled to witness women conquering the world and sports, whereas many wonders why and criticize them.

It takes a lot of courage, hardship, and struggles for a woman to stand there and make a name. Only a rebellious heart longs for it, and Rachael is one such woman.

She is extremely popular for her performance in UFC and Invicta Fighting Championships. She is a fan favorite.

Rachael Ostovich, An American MMA Fighter
Rachael Ostovich, An American MMA Fighter (Source: MARCA)

Besides her MMA career, her personal life has not been that smooth.

After the hard-wrenching experience of physical assault by her husband, Arnold Berdon, she successfully evolved and later emerged as a strong and leading woman.

Rachael has opted to set examples for many, trying to prove her conviction that one should never give up professionally or personally, no matter what hurdles surround one.

Let’s just take a basic rundown of her life and get to know her in-depth through this article.  

But before that, let’s take a quick dose of the must-know facts about this fierce lady. Also, please feel free to comment down if you have any information after reading this article.

Rachael Ostovich | Quick Facts

Full Name Rachael Ostovich 
Birth Date February 25, 1991
Birth Place Hawaii, United States
Nick Name Rachael
Religion Christian
Nationality American
Ethnicity Multiracial descent
Education N/A
Horoscope Pisces
Father’s Name Robert Ostovich
Mother’s Name Deborah Ostovich
Siblings Robert Ostovich Jr.
Age 33 Years Old
Height 5’3″/1.60 m/160 cm
Weight 57 kg/125 lb.
Shoe Size 6
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown
Body Measurement 34-26-35 inches
Build Athlete
Bra cup size 33 B
Marital Status Divorced
Ex-Husband Arnold Berdon
Children A daughter (Ruby Rose)
Net Worth $1.4 Million
Salary Not Fixed
Profession Mixed Martial Artist (fighter)
Style Judo
Division Flyweight
Social Media Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube
Last Update June 2024

Rachael Ostovich | Early Life

Rachael Ostovich Berdon is an American national who was born on February 25, 1991, in Hawaii, United States.

Her father’s name is Robert Ostovich, and her mother is Deborah Ostovich.

While going through different online pages, we came to find out about her only sibling, Robert Ostovich Jr.

However, we were unable to find her educational qualification and childhood.

Rachael With Her Parents And Brother
Rachael With Her Parents And Brother (Source: SportsDiet365)

But yes, growing up, she always wanted to be a professional cheerleader and gymnast. She became all All-State 1st team cheerleader as a teenager.

But later, she developed an interest in wrestling and became a Judo State Champion in wrestling. She was destined to be a fighter.

Rachael promised her mother that she would get a full-ride scholarship but ended up joining MMA.

Her career path quickly turned towards fighting; it was as if fighting was something ingrained in her. She never had to learn it. Maybe because she is from Hawaii, as Hawaii natives are taught to battle hard in their tough situation.

They do not speak out about their problems, but yes, they just fight them out. 

Rachael grew up on the west side, where rowdy kids surrounded her, but luckily, she never had a beef with anyone.

She made peace with the kids in her neighborhood. This must be some kind of demeanor that she owns, a Lioness who can stay calm at times and yet engage in a fight if necessary.

Rachael Ostovich | Mixed Martial Arts Career

Early career

Rachael initially hopped into MMA in 2010. In the next three years, she gathered an unbreakable amateur record of 6-0. She went on and on and made her professional debut in MMA in Hawaii.

Invicta Fighting Championship

Slowly and gradually, professional doors to MMA started opening for her. Rachael opted for the all-female Invicta Fighting Championship in December 2014.

She was placed against Evva Johnson at Invicta FC 10 and took over the match or fight by split decision.

For the second stint of promotion, Rachael was placed against Andrea Lee on September 12, 2015, at Invicta FC 14. She defeated Lee in the third round by verbal submission to an armbar.

Following that, in her third stint for the promotion, Rachael was placed against Ariel Beck on May 7, 2016, at Invicta FC 17. She went undefeated via the split decision. 

In the fourth bout for promotion, Rachael faced Christin Ferea at Invicta FC 21 on January 14, 2017. However, this time around, she lost the battle via TKQ in the third round. This was also the end of her Invicta Fighting Championship journey. 

The Ultimate Fighter

There was news declared in August 2017 that Rachael would be one of the contenders on The Ultimate Fighter 26, where they were in the making of 125-pound women’s champion.

The process to crown the champion was taking place. 

Rachael was placed against Melinda Fabian in the opening round, where she undoubtedly went on to defeat Melinda by rear-naked choke submission.

She faced Barb Honchak in the quarterfinals and lost the stint by unanimous decision.

Ultimate Fighting Championship

Rachael was featured at The Ultimate Fighter 26 Finale on December 1, 2017, against Karine Devorgyan.

She won the match in the first round by armbar submission. Following that, she faced Montana De La Rosa on July 6, 2018, at the Ultimate Fighter 27 Finale and lost the battle in the third round via rear-naked choke.

Ostovich vs De La Rosa
Ostovich VS De La Rosa (Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Rachael was set up to fight against Paige Vanzant at UFC on ESPN+1. The fight between Rachael and Paige was scheduled for November 27 but was postponed to January 19, 2019. 

That, too, was possible only after her doctor made a clear declaration and permitted her to fight, as she suffered some injuries after being involved in domestic violence with her then-husband.

Rachael lost the match against Paige but what matters is she did not give up. She chose to stand up and fight. And her career went on further despite the personal hurdles she was going through. 

Ostarine Positive And 8 Months Suspension

After the ongoing injuries and competing in the UFC three times, Rachael was again back to the game. She was about to face Polyana Viana in August 2019 but was sidelined for some unknown reasons.

And later, she faced Shana Dobson in February 2020 at UFC Fight Night 168. However, she was out due to a failed drug test.

As per USADA officials, Rachael tested positive for Ostarine and GW1516, undergoing a drug test on January 3, ruling her out of the competition.

And according to the policy, both kinds of stuff are subject to ignorance at all times for UFC athletes. Rachael, however, was able to prove that she took the contaminated stuff resulting in flagging.

As a consequence of this scene, USADA suspended her for eight months and got a four-month credit due to time served under a provisional suspension.

After her suspension period was over, Rachael faced Gina Mazaney on November 28, 2020. She lost the fight in the third round by TKO from brutal body kicks from Gina.

UFC released Rachael on December 7, 2020, following three consecutive defeats.

Bare-Knuckle Boxing

The Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship announced that Rachael signed the contract with the organization on April 27, 2021.

Later it was announced that Rachael and Paige were fighting together in the Bare-Knuckle boxing championship. Here Rachael won the fight via unanimous decision.

Racheal returned to the BKFC and signed a new, multi-fight deal in February 2022.

You can also check the UFCstats website for more information on her fight record.

Rachael Ostovich | Personal Life

Diving into the personal aspects of life, her married life has not been that bliss.

Although Rachael tied the knot with Arnold Berdon, who was in the same profession as her, an MMA fighter, in 2019, they divorced, and Berdon was sentenced to four-year probation.

Brutal Assault

Not to mention, the couple shares a daughter, Ruby Rose Berdon (RuRo), together. On November 18, 2018, Rachael was physically assaulted in her hometown of Honolulu.

Her husband hit her in the face, head, and ribs after a night out with family. She fell to the ground, coughed up blood, and puked many times. 

However, Rachael survived the physical attack making a smart escape through a balcony.

The following day, she filed a case against her husband and was granted a temporary restraining order effective until May 19, 2019. 



During the case hearing, Rachael’s lawyer presented the recorded audio by the bystander that clearly stated it was a brutal act by Berdon.

He was heard shouting at her wife, “You are f***** pretty. You can have anyone in your life.” He even threatened her that he would seriously murder her. And what could a girl do after listening to all this?

Rachael was heard weeping in the background. Both of them were drunk, but the risks rose to that certain level where she had run off a balcony to save her life. 

Judge Trish Morikawa sentenced Berdon to four years of probation after hearing from Rachael, who stated, ” I do have the power to move forward, walking in forgiveness, and I have.”

Robert Rawson, Deputy Honolulu Prosecuting attorney, actually initiated to punish him and send him to jail for five years.

But it was Rachael who was kind and strong enough to ask to reduce the jail time. As Rachael knew that her daughter’s mental health might be affected; not being able to see the father for a long time is a little too much for a kid.

She added, ‘I know how crucial it is to have her father present in her life. I hope he gets the help he needs to become a better father.’

Rachael To Own Full Custody Of Her Daughter

The police initially accused Berdon of a second-degree attempt to murder, and later the prosecutors charged him with second-degree assault. However, the police released him on bail of $75,000.

The wicked incident led the couple to end their marriage. They filed for divorce. And the whole custody of their daughter was in Rachael’s hand.

Rachael With Her Daughter RuRo
Rachael With Her Daughter RuRo (Source: Instagram)

Berdon can visit his daughter only in the presence of Rachael.

It is more likely a supervised visit. He can only ask for reconsideration of custody after he completes the anger management and domestic violence intervention course.

Hold on, people, here is a video that you cannot skip.

Controversy With Greg Hardy

After this, Rachael was in the limelight for her controversy with Greg Hardy.

Hardy, a former NFL defensive lineman, was found guilty and arrested for assaulting a woman in 2014. His charges were dropped later.

And many questioned her about how it feels to be on the same card for the promotion’s ESPN debut at Barclays Center. But she cleared the air saying she had no problem with Greg.

She added, “Speaking with him, I told him, ‘There’s no negative with me and toward you. I know the media can blow things out of proportion, but just to let you know, that’s not my character. I don’t care. I’m actually happy you’re here, and I’m happy you’re making a comeback, and I hope that me and you can work together on different sides and use it for good.’ Show people that, no matter what, you can turn a bad situation into a good one.

She also cleared all the rumors after meeting him in person.

New Boyfriend Tumua Tuinei

After experiencing a horrible relationship with her ex-husband, she must have had a hard time getting over the trauma. After some time, she gathered enough courage and started a new relationship with comedian Tumua Tuinei.

Rachael With Her Boyfriend
Rachael With Her Boyfriend, Tumua Tuinei (Source: Instagram)

There is no information regarding their exact dating date. However, they started posting pictures of each other on their Instagram in June 2022.

Tumua Tuinei appears to be a loving and supportive boyfriend, which Racheal deserved after experiencing a bad relationship.

Rachael Ostovich | Net Worth

Six years of a professional career in the MMA world, she has earned it all; name, fame, and money. As claimed by the online sources, 

Rachael Ostovich has an estimated net worth of $1.4 Million as of [current year].

Moreover, professionals in MMA make earnings per fight. They do not have a fixed salary. And, there is no doubt that she is just after her career and works really hard.

She frequently hits the gym and tries to build that endless stamina and one-punch knock-out hand power.

To add on, there is no such mention of her property details, cars, or assets, but yes, scrolling through her Instagram profile, we can bet that Rachael has a lavish lifestyle.

Rachael Enjoying Her Vacation
Rachael Enjoying Her Vacation (Source: Instagram)

From her dress-ups to holiday destinations, everything seems extravagant.

From modeling to advertising, she has the best partnership deals. Lately, she has thought of adding her own cosmetics line to the arsenal.

Net Worth Of Rachael Ostovich In Different Currencies

Here is the net worth of Rachael Ostovich in different currencies, including Cryptocurrency and Pound Sterling:

Currency Net Worth
Euro €1,318,226
Pound Sterling £1,150,926
Australian Dollar A$2,097,221
Canadian Dollar C$1,906,093
Indian Rupee ₹11,58,37,400
BitCoin ฿83.14

Rachael Ostovich | Some Popular Quotes

  • We all go through problems. Everyone goes through struggles like me, and maybe even worse. You can do whatever you set your mind to.
  • Nobody’s story is the same, nobody’s situation is the same.
  • 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 quiet.
  • I want to use this big worldwide UFC platform to show people that don’t let anyone or anything come between them and their dreams and their career.

Rachael Ostovich | Social Media Presence

She is a popular mixed martial artist and has a fascinating number of followers on her social media accounts.

She is available on Instagram @rechaelostovich, Twitter @rachaelostovich, and Facebook @rachaelostovich125.

Instagram: 750k followers


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Twitter: 53.4k followers

Facebook: 111k followers

Rachael Ostovich | Popularity

Racheal Ostovich is an American MMA fighter, and she is quite a popular personality on the Internet.

She gained more popularity after she became a victim of domestic violence and her beef with Greg Hardy.

Rachael's Popularity Graph
Rachael’s Popularity Graph (Source: Google Trends)

The above image illustrates brief information about the popularity of the MMA fighter based on Google searches in the United States of America over a year.

Rachael Ostovich | FAQs

Does Rachael Ostovich reside in Croatia?

No, Rachael does not reside in Croatia.

Is Ostovich married?

Ostovich is not married since she got divorced from her ex-husband.

Is Rachael Ostovich currently in a relationship?

Yes, she is in a relationship with comedian Tumua Tuinei.

What is she doing now?

Well, MMA Junkie was the first to report the news of her release, which was not so expected by Rachael’s fans.

She recently signed a deal with BKFC.

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