Ode Osbourne is giving flyweight a strive.
The UFC has booked a 125-pound matchup between Osbourne (9-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and Amir Albazi for its upcoming July 17 match. The cardboard doesn’t delight in a publicly acknowledged establish or venue at the moment.
Two individuals with data of the matchup informed MMA Junkie of the booking Tuesday but requested to live anonymous as the promotion has yet to develop an legitimate announcement.
Osbourne (9-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC) became expected to develop his flyweight debut vs. Jerome Rivera in January. Then all yet again, Osbourne withdrew from the bout for an undisclosed motive. Osbourne became then booked against Denys Bondar in February at a 140-pound catchweight.
When Bondar withdrew, Rivera stepped in. The matchup that became at the starting establish supposed to happen at flyweight as a replace took spot at featherweight. Osbourne knocked out Rivera in 26 seconds. The victory entered Osbourne again into the catch column after a promotional debut loss to Brian Kelleher.
Meanwhile, Sweden’s Albazi (14-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) is unbeaten since he signed with the promotion in mid-2020. After a predominant-spherical submission of Malcolm Gordon in July, Albazi gained a unanimous resolution over Zhalgas Zhumagulov at UFC 257 in January.
With the addition, the July 17 lineup entails:
- Marion Reneau vs. Miesha Tate
- Amir Albazi vs. Ode Osbourne