- Ode Osbourne ripped Zarrukh Adashev to pieces at a UFC event on Saturday.
- “The Jamaican Sensation” bounced his opponent’s skull off the canvas like it was a basketball.
LAS VEGAS – Ode Osbourne Hit cfu opponent Zarrukh Adashev in smithereens Saturday at the Apex in Las Vegas.
The flyweight, dubbed “The Jamaican Sensation,” has developed a penchant for finishing, but his most recent is perhaps the most brutal of them all.
The tempo was set from the opening bell as the two combatants set out to declare a striking war.
Each man landed exactly seven strikes, and while Adashev made a number of connections, it was Osbourne whose shots were by far the most powerful.
And after a minute of battle, even Adashev knew it as a right hand from above brought him to the ground.
Dazed, confused and looking already beaten, Adashev barely had time to look at Osbourne before another fist came his way.
Bang! It was a right hand that made him crack on the dome.
Osbourne landed seven more shots while Adashev looked relatively defenseless on the ground. Then referee Keith Peterson finally stepped in and called off the contest – Osbourne had done that.
First-round finishes have become a specialty for the 30-year-old, but this one was special.
Those follow-up shots that Osbourne landed were so powerful, so accurate, that eventually Adashev had no strength left in his neck and upper body and his skull was bouncing off the canvas like it was a a basketball.
It was a performance from hell.
Watch the ending here:
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“From Kingston, Jamaica…to Vegas, I left my mark everywhere I went from the day I was born,” Osbourne said during his post-fight speech. “When the day comes, people will shout, Ode! Ode! Ode!”
On who he wants to fight next, Osbourne suggested Jeff Molina, a flyweight who beat Zhalgas Zhumagulov earlier at the same event on Saturday.
“Where are you, my brother? Osbourne said, challenging Molina. “Let’s go.”
With the win, Osbourne advanced his pro mma record at 11 wins (five knockouts, four submissions and two decisions) against four losses.
Earlier in the series, a UFC match looked like something out of a horror movie after Rinat Fakhretdinov’s elbow caused such a nasty laceration that Andreas Michailidis’ ear burst with blood like a lava flow from a volcano.
Later, Tony Gravely scored a 68 second knockout before claiming he would have killed his opponent if there was no referee.
Elsewhere, Alonzo Menifield’s ground-and-pound victory over UFC debutant Askar Mozharov looked particularly gruesome as he continued to crack him with nudges to the face.
Heavyweight fighters Alexander Volkov and Jairzinho Rozenstruik headlined the UFC Fight Night event.