On Saturday night, Jan. 18, 2020, the UFC kicks off their calendar year with UFC 246. The event takes place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and will be headlined by the return of Conor McGregor taking on Donald Cerrone in a welterweight bout.
An exciting bantamweight bout takes place on the main card as Brian Kelleher welcomes Ode Osbourne to the Octagon. Kelleher is looking to snap a two-fight losing streak in his 30th professional fight. “Boom” won three out of his first four UFC bouts before suffering a third-round knockout loss to John Lineker at UFC 224, and a first-round submission defeat at the hands of Montel Jackson at UFC 232 — which coincidentally is Osbourne’s teammate. Prior to the fight, Kelleher told MyMMANews.com that this is the last fight on his current contract.
Osbourne earned a UFC contract with an impressive submission win over Armando Villarreal last summer on Dana White’s Contender Series. “The Jamaican Sensation” has won his last four fights — all first round finishes — as he prepares to make his UFC debut on a huge card.
Here is how the bantamweight bout between Brian Kelleher and Ode Osbourne went down at UFC 246, including round-by-round scoring. For full results of the card, check them out right here.
Ode Osbourne crawling over to Kelleher and lands a jumping knee. Big left hand from Osbourne, Kelleher answers with a leg kick. Another leg kick from Kelleher who shoots for a takedown and lands it. Kelleher in half guard, now the full guard of Osbourne. Elbows from the back by Osbourne, who looks for an armbar attempt. Kelleher able to defend and lands a right hand to the body. Right hand from Kelleher, but Osbourne lands another hard elbow from bottom. Kelleher with a left hand as Osbourne tries to get back to his feet. Kelleher locks in a guillotine and it’s tight. Osbourne taps! Wow! Big win for Brian Kelleher.
Official result: Brian Kelleher def. Ode Osbourne via submission – Round 1, 2:49
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