Ode’ Osbourne (born January 9, 1992) is a Jamaican mixed martial artist who competes in the Flyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Ode’ Osbourne
BornOde' Osbourne
(1992-01-09) January 9, 1992 (age 32)
Kingston, Jamaica
Other namesThe Jamaican Sensation
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight125 lb (57 kg; 8 st 13 lb)
DivisionFlyweight (2021–present)
Bantamweight (2015–2020)
Featherweight (2019, 2021)
Reach73 in (185 cm)[1]
Fighting out ofMilwaukee, Wisconsin
TeamWaukesha MMA (2012–2015)[2][3]
Roufusport (2015–2018)[4][3]
Pura Vida BJJ/MMA (2018–2021)[4][3]
Syndicate MMA (2021–2022)[5]
Black Kobra MMA (2022–present)[6]
RankPurple belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu[7]
Purple belt in kickboxing[8]
Years active2015–present
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout5
By submission4
By decision3
By knockout2
By submission4
By decision1
No contests1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Background edit

Growing up in Kingston, Jamaica, Osbourne lived primarily with his grandmother and then his great grandmother. His mother had him when she was 18 and still in school, and his father moved away to England when he was seven. At the age of 9, Osbourne moved to Flatbush section of Brooklyn, New York. He would bounce around after that, making a stop in Florida where he played highschool football alongside Jacoby Brissette in William T. Dwyer High School.[2] After dropping football for wrestling, he exceled as a member of the school’s wrestling team, where he became a three time state finalist.[9] Osbourne enrolled at Wisconsin's Carroll University, where his high school coach Ben Tomes had just accepted a position. After reaching nationals as a freshman, Osbourne hit a bump in the road, as the wrestling program was shut down the ensuing year.[10][11]

Osbourne works as an assistant teacher for his full-time job.[12]

Mixed martial arts career edit

Early career edit

Osbourne made his amateur mixed martial arts debut in 2013, originally starting his training at small gym in Waukesha, Wisconsin. He made his mixed martial arts debut at NAFC: Explosion in 2015, he submitted Brent Lee via rear-naked choke in the second round, before defeating his next two opponents in David Rhodes and Doug Milbrath. He would then lose his first professional fight against Antonio Sanchez via unanimous decision at RFA 39, Osbourne faced Cory Galloway at Pure Fighting Championships 5, and went on to defeat him via split decision. Osbourne would lose against this time to Jose Luis Calvo via kneebar in the first minute of the bout at United Combat League: Havoc In Hammond 4. Osbourne would win his next three bouts; Seigenald Aurtan Daley Jr in the first round via triangle choke at Pure Fighting Championship 9, Daley Jr for the second time via TKO in round one at Pure FC 10, and finally Kelly Offield in round one via triangle choke at HD MMA 15.[13][14]

Dana White's Contender Series edit

Osbourne faced Armando Villarreal on July 16, 2019, at Dana White's Contender Series 20 for a chance at a UFC contract. He won the bout after submitting Villarreal via armbar in the first round, earning a UFC contract in the process.[15]

Ultimate Fighting Championship edit

Osbourne made his UFC debut against Brian Kelleher at UFC 246 on January 18, 2020.[16][17] He lost the fight via a submission in the first round.[18]

Osbourne was expected to face Jerome Rivera at a UFC event on January 30, 2021. The event never materialized and the pairing was canceled.[19]

Osbourne was expected to face Denys Bondar in a catchweight bout of 130 pounds on February 6, 2021, at UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Volkov.[20] However, Bondar withdrew during fight week due to undisclosed reasons and was replaced by Jerome Rivera, with their bout taking place at featherweight.[21][22] Osbourne won the fight via knockout out in round one.[23]

Osbourne was expected to face Amir Albazi on July 17, 2021, at UFC on ESPN: Makhachev vs. Moisés.[16] However, Albazi pulled out of the fight in late June citing injury. In turn, Osbourne was pulled from the card entirely and rescheduled for a future event.[17]

Osbourne faced Manel Kape on August 7, 2021, at UFC 265.[24] At the weigh-ins, Kape weighed in at 129 pounds, three pounds over the flyweight non-title fight limit. The bout proceeded at catchweight and Kape was fined 20% of his purse, which went to Osbourne.[25] He lost the fight via knockout in round one.[26]

Osbourne faced C.J. Vergara on November 6, 2021, at UFC 268.[27] At the weigh-ins, Vergara weighed in at 127.4 pounds, 1.4 pounds over the flyweight non-title fight limit. The bout proceeded at a catchweight and he forfeited 20% of his purse to Osbourne.[28] Osbourne won the fight via unanimous decision.[29]

Osbourne faced Zarrukh Adashev on June 4, 2022, at UFC Fight Night 207.[30] He won the fight via knockout in the first round.[31] This win earned him the Performance of the Night award.[32]

Osbourne faced Tyson Nam on August 13, 2022 at UFC on ESPN 41.[33] He lost the fight via knockout in round one.[34]

Osbourne was scheduled to face Denys Bondar on February 25, 2023, at UFC Fight Night 220.[35] However, Bondar withdrew from the event for undisclosed reasons and he was replaced by Charles Johnson.[36] Osbourne won the fight via split decision.[37]

Osbourne next faced promotional newcomer Assu Almabaev at UFC on ESPN 50 on August 5, 2023.[38] He lost the fight via a rear-naked choke submission in the second round.[39]

Osbourne faced Jafel Filho on March 16, 2024, at UFC Fight Night 239.[40] He lost via rear-naked choke submission at the end of the first round.[41]

Championships and accomplishments edit

Mixed martial arts record edit

Professional record breakdown
20 matches 12 wins 7 losses
By knockout 5 2
By submission 4 4
By decision 3 1
No contests 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 12–7 (1) Jafel Filho Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC Fight Night: Tuivasa vs. Tybura March 16, 2024 1 4:27 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 12–6 (1) Assu Almabayev Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC on ESPN: Sandhagen vs. Font August 5, 2023 2 3:11 Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Win 12–5 (1) Charles Johnson Decision (split) UFC Fight Night: Muniz vs. Allen February 25, 2023 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Catchweight (130 lb) bout.
Loss 11–5 (1) Tyson Nam KO (punches) UFC on ESPN: Vera vs. Cruz August 13, 2022 1 2:59 San Diego, California, United States
Win 11–4 (1) Zarrukh Adashev KO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs. Rozenstruik June 4, 2022 1 1:01 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Performance of the Night.
Win 10–4 (1) C.J. Vergara Decision (unanimous) UFC 268 November 6, 2021 3 5:00 New York City, New York, United States Catchweight (127.4 lb) bout; Vergara missed weight.
Loss 9–4 (1) Manel Kape KO (flying knee and punches) UFC 265 August 7, 2021 1 4:44 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Flyweight debut; Kape missed weight (129 lb).
Win 9–3 (1) Jerome Rivera KO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Volkov February 6, 2021 1 0:26 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Featherweight bout.
Loss 8–3 (1) Brian Kelleher Submission (guillotine choke) UFC 246 January 18, 2020 1 2:49 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 8–2 (1) Armando Villarreal Submission (armbar) Dana White's Contender Series 20 July 16, 2019 1 4:39 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 7–2 (1) Kelly Offield Submission (triangle choke) HD MMA 15 January 19, 2019 1 4:07 Shawnee, Oklahoma, United States Featherweight bout.
Win 6–2 (1) Aurtan Daley TKO (punches) Pure FC 10 October 20, 2018 1 2:16 Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Win 5–2 (1) Aurtan Daley Submission (triangle choke) Pure FC 9 July 28, 2018 1 1:44 Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Loss 4–2 (1) Jose Luis Calvo Submission (kneebar) United Combat League: Havoc in Hammond 4 September 23, 2017 1 0:24 Hammond, Indiana, United States For the UCL Bantamweight Championship.
Win 4–1 (1) Cory Galloway Decision (split) Pure FC 5 September 24, 2016 3 5:00 Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Loss 3–1 (1) Antonio Sanchez Decision (unanimous) RFA 39 Jun 17, 2016 3 5:00 Hammond, Indiana, United States
Win 3–0 (1) David Rhoads TKO (submission to punches) NAFC: Super Brawl January 30, 2016 1 4:36 Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States
Win 2–0 (1) Doug Milbrath TKO (punches) NAFC: Battledome September 12, 2015 1 1:37 Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States Bantamweight debut.
NC 1–0 (1) Murjan Flowers No Contest Pure FC 1 May 24, 2015 2 0:00 Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Win 1–0 Brent Lee Submission (rear-naked choke) NAFC: Explosion April 11, 2015 2 1:10 Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States Featherweight debut.


See also edit

References edit

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  4. ^ a b Fightlete Report (October 31, 2018). PureFC X Ode "The Jamaican Sensation" Osbourne Fightlete Report Interview – via YouTube.
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  6. ^ E. Spencer Kyte (February 22, 2023). "Ode' Osbourne Aims To Leave A Legacy". Ultimate Fighting Championship.
  7. ^ Ode' Osbourne [@odeosbourne] (July 24, 2019). "I have the most amazing group of men in my corner after my fight @humblejakeklipp @zakottow and @coachtomes orchestrated a plan to have me promoted, so @iridiumsports drove all the way across town, bought a purple belt and just like that they promoted me the restaurant" – via Instagram.
  8. ^ Ode' Osbourne [@odeosbourne] (June 24, 2015). "All my hard work and dedication have paid off and finally was able to achieve my purple belt in kickboxing" – via Instagram.
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