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UFC 246 live blog: Brian Kelleher vs. Ode Osbourne

Brian Kelleher and Ode Osbourne
Brian Kelleher and Ode Osbourne face off ahead of their bantamweight bout at UFC 246 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
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This is the UFC 246 live blog for Brian Kelleher vs. Ode Osbourne, a bantamweight main card bout on Saturday’s fight card at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

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.

Check out the UFC 246 live blog below.

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

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