Brian Kelleher defeated Ode Osbourne via submission (guillotine choke) at 2:49 of round one in the UFC 246 on Saturday.
What seemed unique in the defeat was the way Osbourne tapped out. Instead of using his hands, Osbourne tapped with his foot and bailed out of the fight.
The rarely seen style of tap out grabbed the attention of fans all over the world. People on Twitter had different views on the tap out.
Brian “Boom” Kelleher (20-10) is back on the winning track, spoiling Ode’ Osbourne’s debut UFC round with his signature guillotine choke – and forcing his foe to tap with his feet! The former ROC champ owns 16 finishes; six of his nine subs are by guillotine. #UFC246 pic.twitter.com/vSI5XDJgj7
— Kyle Johnson (@VonPreux) January 19, 2020
— Riley Richard (@the_artof_Riley) January 19, 2020
Brian Kelleher makes Ode Osbourne tap out with his foot! Nasty, nasty squeeze on that guillotine. Impressive. #UFC246
— Shaheen Al-Shatti (@shaunalshatti) January 19, 2020
This is a new one for me🤔
— Deshawn Bell-Ross (@ChefFleurDeLis) January 19, 2020
saw this for the first time🤣🤣🤣🤣
— gaurav pratap singh (@gauravurdbest) January 19, 2020
When your neck is about to be ripped in half, you find anything to tap with lol.
— Ethan (@Jason91880129) January 19, 2020
— John (@viabreraNL) January 19, 2020
A debut not gone well for Ode Osbourne
Kelleher was coming into the fight after a while. He had won only one of his last three fights- all of which took place in 2018. He had registered a victory against Renan Barao early in 2018 but later conceded defeats to John Lineker and Mentel Jackson.
Osbourne, meanwhile, was making his UFC debut after an 8-2 record at the Dana White’s Contender Series last July. He came in with a crouch and started on the front foot with a leaping strike. Although Kelleher was caught a little off guard at the start, he managed to stay calm and looked for openings.
After around two and a half minutes, Osbourne got Kelleher into a Guillotine choke. Hardly a few seconds later, Ode Osbourne tapped out with his foot and referee Mark Smith signalled the end of the fight.
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