Rachael Ostovich: ‘Competitive person in me dying to get win back from Paige VanZant’ at BKFC 19

TAMPA, Fla. – Rachael Ostovich spoke to MMA Fighting about her BKFC 19 headliner against Paige VanZant in a bare-knuckle rematch of their UFC meeting in 2019 that VanZant won by submission.

Rachael Ostovich: ‘Competitive person in me dying to get win back from Paige VanZant’ at BKFC 19

TAMPA, Fla. – Rachael Ostovich spoke to MMA Fighting about her BKFC 19 headliner against Paige VanZant in a bare-knuckle rematch of their UFC meeting in 2019 that VanZant won by submission.

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Morning Report: Aljamain Sterling says T.J. Dillashaw can earn a title shot this weekend, less sure about Cory Sandhagen

Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLCThis Saturday, former two-time UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw takes on MMA Fighting’s third-ranked bantamweight, Cory Sandhagen, in the main event of UFC Vegas 32. It’s Dillashaw’s first fight back following his two-year USADA suspension for testing positive for EPO and the former champion has been vocal in calling for a title shot should he beat Sandhagen. Similarly, coming off of back-to-back KO of the Year candidates, Sandhagen has also called for a title shot with a win on Saturday but unfortunately for him, current bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling only agrees with Dillashaw. Speaking on his Weekly Scraps podcast this week, Sterling discussed this weekend’s main event saying that a win on Saturday would get Dillashaw a title shot but that Sandhagen might still have some work to do. “I’m very excited to see what this one brings,” Sterling said. “I’m very excited to see what T.J. Dillashaw shows up because, you beat T.J. Dillashaw, does that give you a title shot? I don’t know. But if T.J. beats him, does that give T.J. a title shot? Absolutely. It should absolutely give T.J. a title shot. But in the sense of the other way that I’m looking at it, I don’t know what this win really does for Sandhagen other than getting another marquee name added to his resume.” Part of Sterling’s response seems to boil down to the fact that he ran through Sandhagen not that long ago. The two fought each other last year at UFC 250, with Sterling submitting Sandhagen in less than 90 seconds. Sandhagen has since rebounded with highlight reel finishes of Marlon Moraes and Frankie Edgar but even adding a third win to his resume still won’t make that rematch much more appealing for the champion, especially since Sterling says that beating Dillashaw may not actually mean all that much, given that he hasn’t fought in two years and, according to Sterling, was cheating the long before he got caught. “T.J.’s been suspended, he’s been out of competition for two years,” Sterling said. “He cheated, he’s been cheating for a very long time, ask his teammates. This is something that has been disclosed to me years ago and of course, you don’t want to be the whistleblower and not have any evidence but the evidence has been his teammates talking about it, his former teammates talking about it, and of course, now being caught, it’s pretty safe to say that where there’s smoke there’s fire.” Dillashaw tested positive for EPO following his failed flyweight title bid against Henry Cejudo in 2019, which led to him vacating his bantamweight title. Dillashaw has since admitted fault for his failed tests but has maintained that he only took performance-enhancing drugs for the Cejudo fight and not during his bantamweight title reigns, noting that he passed over 30 USADA tests without issue before the Cejudo fight. Like many though, Sterling clearly doesn’t believe Dillashaw, however, given his status in the division, should he beat a Sandhagen on Saturday, the champion is willing to give Dillashaw a crack at the title, after he rematches Petr Yan, but Sterling says he doesn’t think that’s going to happen. “I think it’s gonna be a good stylistic matchup,” Sterling said. “A guy who’s so much taller, rangier, fights with so much calmness and now fighting with a little bit more stank in terms of brutality, trying to really hurt guys in there. I think this is gonna be a very, very fun fight to watch. If I had to put my money on it, I gotta say Sandhagen gets the job done. These guys used to train together and I do believe them formally training together gives him some type of confidence that he understands what he’s dealing with going in there. If T.J.’s truly off the stuff, I like Sandhagen’s chances even better in this one.” UFC Vegas 32 takes place this Saturday at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, NV. TOP STORIES Off. Aspen Ladd vs. Macy Chiasson scratched from UFC Vegas 32 event. Response. Dustin Poirier responds to Conor McGregor questioning win: ‘There were a lot of excuses in the last one too’. Prediction. Charles Oliveira predicts he will ‘cause a lot of damage and then submit’ Dustin Poirier in December. Chill. Cory Sandhagen offers surprising response to rumors T.J. Dillashaw sent spies into his training camp. VIDEO STEW BKFC weigh-ins. Fighters you should know: UFC Vegas 32. A.J. McKee’s road to the Bellator GP Final. Brandon Moreno working with Canelo. Filthy Casual’s guide to Cory Sandhagen. LISTEN UP UFC Unfiltered. Previewing UFC Vegas 32 plus an interview with Mickey Gall. SOCIAL MEDIA BOUILLABAISSE Aspen Ladd shooting for Miesha Tate now. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Aspen Ladd (@aspenladd) RDA still does not understand how the game is played. In my title run I’ve fought 5 times in 11 months. Now this kid has a “clock”. Don’t call me out if you’re not ready #bullshit https://t.co/vu0AEON8cA— Rafael dos Anjos (@RdosAnjosMMA) July 22, 2021

Morning Report: Aljamain Sterling says T.J. Dillashaw can earn a title shot this weekend, less sure about Cory Sandhagen
Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

This Saturday, former two-time UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw takes on MMA Fighting’s third-ranked bantamweight, Cory Sandhagen, in the main event of UFC Vegas 32. It’s Dillashaw’s first fight back following his two-year USADA suspension for testing positive for EPO and the former champion has been vocal in calling for a title shot should he beat Sandhagen. Similarly, coming off of back-to-back KO of the Year candidates, Sandhagen has also called for a title shot with a win on Saturday but unfortunately for him, current bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling only agrees with Dillashaw.

Speaking on his podcast this week, Sterling discussed this weekend’s main event saying that a win on Saturday would get Dillashaw a title shot but that Sandhagen might still have some work to do.

“I’m very excited to see what this one brings,” Sterling said. “I’m very excited to see what T.J. Dillashaw shows up because, you beat T.J. Dillashaw, does that give you a title shot? I don’t know. But if T.J. beats him, does that give T.J. a title shot? Absolutely. It should absolutely give T.J. a title shot. But in the sense of the other way that I’m looking at it, I don’t know what this win really does for Sandhagen other than getting another marquee name added to his resume.”

Part of Sterling’s response seems to boil down to the fact that he ran through Sandhagen not that long ago. The two fought each other last year at UFC 250, with Sterling submitting Sandhagen in less than 90 seconds. Sandhagen has since rebounded with highlight reel finishes of Marlon Moraes and Frankie Edgar but even adding a third win to his resume still won’t make that rematch much more appealing for the champion, especially since Sterling says that beating Dillashaw may not actually mean all that much, given that he hasn’t fought in two years and, according to Sterling, was cheating the long before he got caught.

“T.J.’s been suspended, he’s been out of competition for two years,” Sterling said. “He cheated, he’s been cheating for a very long time, ask his teammates. This is something that has been disclosed to me years ago and of course, you don’t want to be the whistleblower and not have any evidence but the evidence has been his teammates talking about it, his former teammates talking about it, and of course, now being caught, it’s pretty safe to say that where there’s smoke there’s fire.”

Dillashaw tested positive for EPO following his failed flyweight title bid against Henry Cejudo in 2019, which led to him vacating his bantamweight title. Dillashaw has since admitted fault for his failed tests but has maintained that he only took performance-enhancing drugs for the Cejudo fight and not during his bantamweight title reigns, noting that he passed over 30 USADA tests without issue before the Cejudo fight. Like many though, Sterling clearly doesn’t believe Dillashaw, however, given his status in the division, should he beat a Sandhagen on Saturday, the champion is willing to give Dillashaw a crack at the title, after he rematches Petr Yan, but Sterling says he doesn’t think that’s going to happen.

“I think it’s gonna be a good stylistic matchup,” Sterling said. “A guy who’s so much taller, rangier, fights with so much calmness and now fighting with a little bit more stank in terms of brutality, trying to really hurt guys in there. I think this is gonna be a very, very fun fight to watch. If I had to put my money on it, I gotta say Sandhagen gets the job done. These guys used to train together and I do believe them formally training together gives him some type of confidence that he understands what he’s dealing with going in there. If T.J.’s truly off the stuff, I like Sandhagen’s chances even better in this one.”

UFC Vegas 32 takes place this Saturday at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, NV.


TOP STORIES

Off. Aspen Ladd vs. Macy Chiasson scratched from UFC Vegas 32 event.

Response. Dustin Poirier responds to Conor McGregor questioning win: ‘There were a lot of excuses in the last one too’.

Prediction. Charles Oliveira predicts he will ‘cause a lot of damage and then submit’ Dustin Poirier in December.

Chill. Cory Sandhagen offers surprising response to rumors T.J. Dillashaw sent spies into his training camp.


VIDEO STEW

BKFC weigh-ins.

Fighters you should know: UFC Vegas 32.

A.J. McKee’s road to the Bellator GP Final.

Brandon Moreno working with Canelo.

Filthy Casual’s guide to Cory Sandhagen.


LISTEN UP

UFC Unfiltered. Previewing UFC Vegas 32 plus an interview with Mickey Gall.


SOCIAL MEDIA BOUILLABAISSE

Aspen Ladd shooting for Miesha Tate now.

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by Aspen Ladd (@aspenladd)

RDA still does not understand how the game is played.

The saga continues.

Celebration.

‘Tis the season.


FIGHT ANNOUNCEMENTS

(12-4) vs. (9-4); UFC Fight Night, Sep. 18.


FINAL THOUGHTS

Thanks for reading and see y’all on Monday.


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