Ode Osbourne vs Charles Johnson Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for UFC Vegas 70 (Trust the Flyweight Favorite)

Ode Osbourne vs Charles Johnson Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for UFC Vegas 70 (Trust the Flyweight Favorite)


Osbourne vs Johnson Fight Info, Date & Time

UFC Vegas 70 — Preliminary Card Flyweight Bout
Ode Osbourne (11-5-0, 5 KOs) vs. Charles Johnson (13-3-0, 6 KOs)
Date: Saturday, Feb. 25, 2023
Fight Time: This will be one of the fights on the preliminary card, which begins at 4 p.m. ET.
Venue: UFC Apex — Las Vegas, NV
Coverage: ESPN+, PPV

Osbourne vs Johnson Odds & Prop Bets

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- Ode Osbourne: (+158)
- Charles Johnson: (-205)

Method of Victory:
- Osbourne by KO/TKO: (N/A)
- Osbourne by Points: (N/A)
- Osbourne by Submission: (N/A)
- Johnson by KO/TKO: (N/A)
- Johnson by Points: (N/A)
- Johnson by Submission: (N/A)

Osbourne vs Johnson Prediction

This is one of a few bouts on UFC Vegas 70's preliminary card that features two experienced fighters. Ode Osbourne owns a 3-3-0 record at the UFC level, most recently losing to Tyson Nam via knockout in August of 2022. The 31-year-old southpaw enters Saturday with a notable 3-inch reach advantage.

Osbourne's opponent is Charles Johnson, who has bounced back from a loss in his UFC debut by winning each of his last two fights. He defeated Zhalgas Zhumagulov via split decision in November of 2022 and Jimmy Flick via KO/TKO back on Jan. 14. The 5-foot-9 Missouri fighter is on a hot streak.

That momentum combined with an advantage in multiple statistics makes Johnson the pick. He has posted better marks in strike accuracy (55%), strike absorbed per minute (3.99) and strike defense rate (50%) than Osbourne has. He should control this matchup as long as it stays an upright battle.

I'll side with Charles Johnson to emerge victorious.

Osbourne vs Johnson Best Bet

Johnson has emerged victorious in six of his last seven professional fights and three of those wins have come via KO/TKO. Meanwhile, Osbourne has been on the wrong side of the result in two of his last four fights and both losses came via KO/TKO. Signs are pointing toward another similar result.

Keep in mind Johnson has long been praised for strong jabs and great footwork that allow him to stay along the outside during bouts. That is where he is able to set the pace of the fight and control what happens next. Look for him to set up a knockout using a combination of kicks to the legs and body.

Bet: Charles Johnson by KO/TKO (TBD)

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