Ode Osbourne will look to play lion tamer when he faces off with fellow flyweight Zarrukh Adashev in June.
Osbourne (10-4, 1NC) vs. Adashev (4-3) is set to take place at the UFC’s June 4, 2022 Fight Night event. Iridium Sports Agency, who manage Osbourne, confirmed the news Thursday, after Adashev teased a return to action in June.
Zarrukh “The Lion” Adashev joined the UFC in 2020 after just four fights as a pro, thanks to a solid career as a kickboxer. He would lose his first two bouts on the big stage, ending up knocked out by Tyson Nam, then losing a decision to Su Mudaerji.
Adashev bounced back last July, winning a unanimous decision against Ryan Benoit.
Osbourne, representing Kingston, Jamaica, is 2-2 in the UFC since winning his appearance on Dana White’s Contender Series in 2019. In his most recent contest, Osbourne gave fellow Contender Series vet CJ Vergara a rude welcome to the octagon, winning a unanimous decision at UFC 268 last November.
The UFC’s June 4, 2022 Fight Night event does not yet have a venue, location, or broadcast plan officially announced. In addition to Osbourne vs. Adashev, two other fights have been reported for the card thus far. The event currently features:
- Dan Ige vs. Movsar Evloev
- Poliana Botelho vs. Karine Silva
- Ode Osbourne vs. Zarrukh Adashev