Milwaukee’s Ode Osbourne earns 1st UFC win, knocks out Jerome Rivera in Las Vegas

Ode “The Jamaican Sensation” Osbourne, 29, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States was one of the winners at “UFC Fight Night 184.” It was the Jamaican-American mixed martial artist’s first victory in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Also known as “UFC Vegas 18,” “UFC Fight Night 184” took place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA with 12 MMA matches. In the first bout of the evening, Osbourne fought Jerome “The Renegade” Rivera, 25, of Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA in the featherweight division.

Chris Tognoni served as the referee. He put a stop to the featherweight contest after 26 seconds in the first round when Osbourne knocked out Rivera via punches.

Winning at “UFC Vegas 18” improved Osbourne’s professional MMA record to 9 wins, 3 losses, 0 draw and 1 No Contest. It was his second outing in the UFC.

On the other hand, it was Rivera’s third consecutive UFC loss. He now has 10 wins and 5 losses.


Eight countries were represented at “UFC Vegas 18” namely Angola, Brazil, England, the Netherlands, Panama, Russia, South Korea and the U.S. Osboune and Rivera were two of the 12 athletes who represented the host country.

Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Osbourne moved to Wisconsin in 2011 for wrestling. Since then, he has been training with his current wrestling coach Benjamin Tones.

Osbourne was an Xtreme Fighting Organization Amateur Champion. He has been competing professionally since 2014.

On July 16, 2019, Osbourne submitted Armando “La Lumbre” Villareal, 31, of Waco, Texas, USA at “Dana White’s Contender Series” Season 3 episode 4. When the Jamaican-American MMA fighter made his UFC debut at “UFC 246” on January 18, 2020, he was submitted via guillotine choke by Brian “Boom” Kelleher, 34, of Selden, New York, USA.

Aside from fighting professionally, Osbourne also works as an assistant teacher at Woodlands School in Milwaukee. He is a two-stripe purple belt in jiu-jitsu.

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