Tape rankings @ Flyweight
Who won Osbourne vs Almabaev?
Asu Almabaev beat Ode Osbourne by submission in the 2nd round during the prelims of UFC Fight Night – Sandhagen vs. Font, on Saturday 5th August 2023 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Flyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 125 pounds (8.9 stone or 56.7 KG).
Osbourne vs Almabaev stats
Ode Osbourne stepped into the octagon with a record of 12 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.
Asu Almabaev made his way to the cage with a record of 17 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 3 of those wins by knock out and 8 by submission.
The stats suggested Osbourne had a large advantage in power over Almabaev, boasting at 42% knock out percentage over Almabaev's 18%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Almabaev had an advantage over Osbourne, with a 47% submission rate over Osbourne's 33%.
Ode Osbourne was the older man by 2 years, at 31 years old.
Osbourne had a height advantage of 2 inches over Almabaev.
Osbourne was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 2 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2015, 1 year and 10 months later than Almabaev, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 16 less professional rounds, 30 to Almabaev's 46.
Osbourne vs Almabaev form
Osbourne had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Charles Johnson at UFC Fight Night – Krylov vs Spann on 25th February 2023 by split decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Tyson Nam at UFC Fight Night: Vera vs. Cruz on 13th August 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at Pechanga Arena, San Diego.
Going into that contest, he had won against Zarrukh Adashev at UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs. Rozenstruik on 4th June 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had beat C.J. Vergara at UFC 268 on 6th November 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
He had lost to Manel Kape at UFC 265 on 7th August 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Toyota Center, Houston.
Osbourne's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 1 month and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.8 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Osbourne vs Almabaev?
Ode Osbourne was a 13/8 (+160) underdog going into the contest, while Asu Almabaev made his way into the ring at 1/2 (-200) with oddsmakers.