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We have a scrap in the Flyweight division, as Ode Osbourne takes on Tyson Nam. After a slow start, that saw Osbourne drop two of his first three UFC fights, the Jamaican has bounced back with two straight wins. Looking impressive as ever in his most recent performance, which resulted in a 61 second knockout victory, Osbourne returns to the octagon with an opportunity to make a case that he belongs among the top fifteen of the division. Meanwhile, Nam will need to shake off the cobwebs. Out of action for nineteen months, Nam returns to the octagon looking to get back on track. Having dropped his most recent fight against Matt Schnell via split decision, Nam saw a two-fight win streak end.
A well traveled an experienced fighter, Nam has made his mark in the UFC with two knockout victories. However, Nam’s power has seemed to be his only route to victory, as his low output and horrendous 31% significant striking accuracy just hasn’t cut it. Against Osbourne, who is active, more accurate and technical on the feet, I envision a rough night at the office for Nam. Obviously Nam has a puncher’s chance, but that’s been the case in most of his fights. With that said, I expect Osbourne to use his jab often and rack up the strikes in a one-sided decision victory.