Ode' Osbourne

Pura Vida BJJ/MMA’s Ode’ Osbourne Shuts the Lights Out on Jerome Rivera

Ode’ Osbourne (9-3, 1 NC) started the night out for the UFC Vegas 18 fight card behind the power of his left cross. Giving up two and a half inches in height and weighing in at 143.5, Osbourne needed to eat to make the minimum weight for the featherweight weight class. After a late pull-out, Osbourne was set up to face Jerome Rivera (10-5) two weight classes above his intended weight division.

Pura Vida BJJ/MMA’s flyweight, Ode’ “The Jamaican Sensation” Osbourne threw one punch that shut the lights out on Rivera. Keeping his hands up and moving in, Osbourne blocked a head-kick by Rivera while simultaneously delivering a thunderous left cross that dropped Rivera to the canvas. Once his backside bounced on the canvas of the octagon, Osbourne leaped on the Luttrell/Yee MMA fighter and connected with several strikes to the head that forced the referee to jump on Osbourne as he ended the fight in the first round, at 0:26.

Osbourne leaves the fight with zero damage and we can expect to see the young UFC flyweight climb back into the octagon soon. “The Jamaican Sensation” is now 1-1 in the UFC since getting signed at his Dana White Tuesday Night Contender Series victory.

Official decision: Ode’ Osbourne def. Jerome Rivera via TKO in round one, at 0:26.

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