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We have a clash in the Flyweight division, as Ode “The Jamaican Sensation” Osbourne takes on Zarrukh “The Lion” Adashev. Coming off a win over C.J. Vergara, Osborne will look to keep the good times rolling. Having traded wins and losses for the past five fights, Osborne has an opportunity to secure his first winning streak since 2019. Meanwhile, Adashev returns to the octagon for the first time in 2022. Coming off his first UFC victory, which halted a two-fight skid, Adashev will look to capture his first winning streak in the UFC.
As for a prediction, I have Osbourne winning. While Adashev is the more credentialed striker, notably fighting for Glory Kickboxing before entering the UFC, his experience hasn’t quite translated to mixed martial arts. A 4-3 record would back me up on that notion. However, Adashev is improving, especially with his a takedown defense. An important aspect needed against certain styles and verse the upper echelon of the division. Osbourne though, isn’t exactly a wrestler. Although I wouldn’t be surprised if he attempts a takedown. A striker at heart, Osbourne boast speed, high activity and aggressiveness. Most of the time, he also carries a significant reach advantage. In this particular fight, it’s seven inches. An aspect in which will be very telling, as I believe Osbourne will be able to get off the majority of his attack – while avoiding Adashev at the same time. With that said, I back Osbourne to win the fight via decision.