Season 26, Episode 07 – “Enjoy the Moment”
Following a dominant win by No. 2 seed Barb Honchak to eliminate No. 15 seed Gillian Robertson, there are only two fights remaining in the opening round of the tournament to determine the first ever women’s flyweight champion in the UFC.
This week, Team Alvarez sends Hungarian striker Melinda Fabian, the No. 7 overall seed, against Team Gaethje’s Rachael Ostovich-Berdon, who enters the tournament as the No. 10 seed.
Fabian has been relatively quiet all season long, but she came under the spotlight for all the wrong reasons a week ago after suffering a hamstring injury that threatened to knock her out of the competition. Injuries on The Ultimate Fighter are commonplace, much like anywhere else in mixed martial arts, but Fabian joined Emily Whitmire as the fighters who have suffered through ailments with a shortened timeline until they must determine whether they can compete or drop out of the competition.