Ode Osbourne shares his struggle of securing a fight in the featherweight division

Ode Osbourne explains why it is difficult to get a fight in the featherweight division.

by Aryan Lakhani
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Ode Osbourne shares his struggle of securing a fight in the featherweight division
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Ode ‘The Jamaican Sensation’ Osbourne has had a neutral impact in the UFC flyweight division so far; from the 8 matches he fought, he won 4 and lost 4. Osbourne believes it is a very challenging task to secure a fight in the flyweight division.

Osbourne needs to show that he’s different when compared to other contenders from the division and claim 3-4 significant wins if entering the top 15 rankings is an important goal for him. 2024 will be the year when Ode Osbourne will next make his return; each match should result in victory.

If not, his competitors may easily leave him behind on the way to the top.

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In a recent interview with MMA Junkie, Ode Osbourne explained why it is difficult to get a fight in the flyweight division.

“The ’25 division is the most difficult division to find fights, because there’s no that many of us,” Osbourne said as quoted by mmajunkie.usatoday.com. “We’ve had plenty of fight offers that fell through.

I was hoping to fight in December, that didn’t happen. But it’s the fight game. What are you going to do, right?”. I love these opportunities because it feels like a lot of people have slept on me and my jiu-jitsu, It’s a great opportunity.

I just signed my third contract (with UFC) before my last fight, so I’ve got three fights left. I’m trying to go out and not only perform, but shut down the next three opponents. Mainly because I believe I’m the best fighter in the division.

This is going to be a really, really great fight. A great camp. And I always come to perform”. The flyweight division is getting more and more interesting; upcoming contenders will play a huge role in highlighting the division and making it noteworthy in the future.

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