Ode Osbourne’s ‘Normal’ UFC Debut

Jan 14, 2020

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Ode Osbourne will make his first official walk to the Octagon inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas when he competes at UFC 246. The Dana White’s Contender Series contract winner always expected this moment to come. It’s why he wasn’t overcome with emotion, even calling it “normal,” when he earned his deal with the Ultimate Fighting Championship last July. Although he expects his walk to the UFC’s fabled cage to feel “normal,” too, he also thinks it will be better than your average debut stroll.

“I think it’s going to be better,” Osbourne told Sherdog when comparing his UFC debut to his Contender Series win. “I think this is my come out, so I think it’s going to be much better for me. I think it’s going to be spectacular. Normally spectacular. It’s going to be great.”

Along with speaking on his first fight night in the organization, the 27-year-old “Jamaican Sensation” talked about his first opponent in the promotion: Brian Kelleher. He also talked in-depth about his continued growth at his new training home Pure Vida BJJ & MMA and how his fighting style is less a style and more what he’s feeling in the cage. Plus, the assistant math teacher spoke about his plans to keep his day job and his interests away from fighting, such as meditation.


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