Ode Osbourne
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Taps out to Brian Kelleher
January 18, 2020
Osbourne lost to Brian Kelleher via submission (guillotine choke) at 2:45 of Round 1 at UFC 246 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
Osbourne displayed quick hands and plenty of power in the opening moments of the fight but he was finished the moment Kelleher got him to the mat. Osbourne is an excellent athlete with good size and length for the division but he looked like a novice on the ground in this one. Osbourne turned 28 years of age just nine days ago and has limited professional experience for a fighter his age. This is a clear setback for a fighter who was getting some under-the-radar love heading into this event.
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UFC debut set
January 6, 2020
Osbourne will take on Brian Kelleher in a bantamweight matchup at UFC 246 on Jan. 18, Farah Hannoun of MMAJunkie.com reports.
Osbourne will be making his official company debut after earning a contract with an armbar submission on Dana White's Contender Series this summer. He'll draw a slumping opponent in Kelleher, who has lost back-to-back fights and hasn't competed since December of 2018. Osbourne will carry both youth and a six-inch reach advantage into this matchup, while Kelleher has the big experience edge with several post-fight bonuses and even a win over former champion Renan Barao (albeit in his post-USADA days).
Awarded second DWTNCS contract
July 17, 2019
Osbourne defeated Armando Villarreal via submission (armbar) at 4:39 of Round 1 at Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series. He was one of four fighters awarded a UFC contract on the evening.
Osbourne looked good on the feet early on, but roughly three minutes into the fight, he conceded a takedown to Villareal. From his back, Osbourne was able to transition into an armbar that forced Villareal to verbally tap. While Osbourne isn't entering the UFC undefeated, he showed Tuesday he possesses the array of skills necessary to compete at this level. Standing at 5-7 with a 72-inch reach, Osbourne has enough size and length for the 135-pound division. He's earned five of his six professional wins via stoppage -- two knockouts and three submissions.