|Born||Ode' Omaani Osbourne|
January 9, 1992
|Other names||The Jamaican Sensation|
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|Weight||125 lb (57 kg; 8 st 13 lb)|
Featherweight (2019, 2021)
|Reach||73 in (185 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Milwaukee, Wisconsin|
|Team||Waukesha MMA (2012–2015) |
Pura Vida BJJ/MMA (2018–2021)
Syndicate MMA (2021–present)
|Rank||Purple belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu |
Purple belt in kickboxing
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
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. After dropping football for wrestling, he exceled as a member of the school’s wrestling team, where he became a three time state finalist. 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.
Osbourne works as an assistant teacher for his full-time job.
Mixed martial arts careerEdit
Osbourne made his amateur MMA debut in 2013, originally starting his training at small gym in Waukesha, Wisc. Making his MMA debut at NAFC Explosio 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 unanimois 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.
Dana White's Contender SeriesEdit
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 submiiting Villarreal via armbar in the first round, earning a UFC contract in the process.
Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit
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. However, Bondar withdrew during fight week due to undisclosed reasons and was replaced by Jerome Rivera, with their bout taking place at featherweight. Osbourne won the fight via knockout out in round one.
Osbourne was expected to face Amir Albazi on July 17, 2021, at UFC on ESPN: Makhachev vs. Moisés. 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.
Osbourne faced Manel Kape on August 7, 2021, at UFC 265. 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. He lost the fight via knockout in round one.
Osbourne faced CJ Vergara on November 6, 2021, at UFC 268. 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. Osbourne won the fight via unanimous decision.
Championships and accomplishmentsEdit
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
|Professional record breakdown|
|17 matches||11 wins||5 losses|
|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)||CJ 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.|
- Mixed martial arts show results Date: February 6, 2021
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