Kelleher looks to snap a two-fight skid after being finished in consecutive fights by Montel Jackson and John Lineker. He faces newcomer Ode Osbourne, a recent Contender Series signee who has won his last four fights.
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Round 1: Referee Mark Smith in the cage for this one. Osbourne comes out in a crouch, then springs up with a leaping strike that catches Kelleher off-guard. Osbourne looking to land something flashy, very loose with his stance. Kelleher ducks a punch and takes a leg, big lift and a near-slam. Kelleher on top and Osbourne is able to get him in his guard. Osbourne active from the bottom, he’s looking for an armbar. Kelleher staying calm, looking for openings for short punches. Osbourne controlling poster, but he’s absorbing some strikes in bottom position. Kelleher steps over into half guard. He’s into mount, Osbourne sitting with his back against the cage. Guillotine attempt by Kelleher, it’s in deep! After a few seconds, Osbourne has to submit.
Official result: Brian Kelleher def. Ode Osbourne via submission (guillotine choke) at 2:49 of round one