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Ode Osbourne vs Charles Johnson report
Who won Osbourne vs Johnson?
Ode Osbourne beat Charles Johnson by split decision in their 3 round contest during the prelims of UFC Fight Night – Krylov vs Spann, on Saturday 25th February 2023 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Ode Osbourne.
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 Johnson stats
Ode Osbourne stepped into the octagon with a record of 11 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.
Charles Johnson made his way to the cage with a record of 13 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 6 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggested Johnson had a slight advantage in power over Osbourne, with a 46% knock out percentage over Osbourne's 45%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Osbourne had an advantage over Johnson, with a 36% submission rate over Johnson's 23%.
Ode Osbourne was the younger man by 1 year, at 31 years old.
Johnson had a height advantage of 2 inches over Osbourne. Despite this, he had 2-inch reach advantage.
Osbourne's experience as a professional fighter was relatively equal to Johnson's, having had the same amount of fights, and made his debut in 2015, 1 year and 1 month earlier than Johnson, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He had fought 18 less professional rounds, 28 to Johnson's 46.
Osbourne vs Johnson form
Osbourne had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Tyson Nam at UFC Fight Night: Vera vs. Cruz on 13th August 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at Pechanga Arena, San Diego, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Zarrukh Adashev at UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs. Rozenstruik on 4th June 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had won against 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.
Before that, he had been beaten by Manel Kape at UFC 265 on 7th August 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Toyota Center, Houston.
He had lost to Brian Kelleher at UFC 246 on 18th January 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Johnson had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Jimmy Flick at UFC Fight Night: Gastelum vs. Imavov on 14th January 2023 by knockout in the 1st round in the United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Zhalgas Zhumagulov at UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Spivak on 19th November 2022 by split decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Apex, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Muhammad Mokaev at UFC Fight Night London on 23rd July 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at The O2, London, United Kingdom.
Before that, he had defeated Carlos Mota at LFA 122 on 21st January 2022 by knockout in the 5th round in their LFA Flyweight championship fight at The Factory at the District, St. Louis, United States.
He had won against Jo o Camilo at LFA 114 on 27th August 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at The Factory at the District, St. Louis.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Charles Johnson had been fighting more than Ode Osbourne.
Going to this contest, Ode Osbourne had last fought 9 months and 19 days ago, while Charles Johnson's last outing had been 4 months and 18 days ago.
Osbourne's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 14 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.4 rounds on average.
Johnson's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 9 months and 5 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Osbourne vs Johnson?
Ode Osbourne was a 7/5 (+140) underdog going into the contest, while Charles Johnson made his way into the ring at 29/50 (-170) with oddsmakers.
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