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"The Nigerian Nightmare"

Kamaru Usman

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Win Rate
95 %
Finish Rate
50 %
Decision Win %
100 %
#0 p4p (UFC)
Welterweight Champion (UFC)

Kamaru Usman

Age
34
Height
6' 0 (183 cm)
Reach
76 in. (6' 4/193 cm)
Ape-Index
1.055
Stance
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Nationality
Nigeria
Main Division
Welterweight
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Coach
Jorge Santiago
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Rank
black_belt
Biography
Usman was born in Auchi, Nigeria. His father was a major in the Nigerian Army and his mother was a teacher. He has two brothers, Kashetu and Mohammed, of whom the former is a Doctor of Pharmacy and the latter is a mixed martial artist. Growing up with his mother and two brothers in Benin City, Usman struggled with the conditions in his environment during his childhood. Usman's father Muhammed Nasiru Usman, who became a pharmacist in the United States, brought his family into the country when Usman was eight years old, immigrating to Dallas, Texas.
Fighter Trivia
Kamaru and his wife have a daughter, Samirah . His father, Muhammed Nasiru Usman, who had previous convictions in Tarrant County for theft and drunk driving, was convicted in May 2010 of various offenses, including health care fraud and money laundering, related to a health care fraud scheme. He was sentenced to fifteen years' imprisonment and ordered to pay $1,300,000 in restitution, and was released from FCI Seagoville on March 16, 2021.

Awards & Accolades

  • National Collegiate Athletic Association: NCAA Division II National Championship (174 lbs, 2010)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association: NCAA Division II All-American (174 lbs, 2008, 2009, 2010)
  • National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics: NAIA National Qualifier (165 lbs, 2007)
  • University Interscholastic League: UIL All-State out of Bowie High School (145 lbs, 2005)
  • UFC: UFC Welterweight Championship (One time, current). Five successful title defenses
  • UFC: Five successful title defenses
  • UFC: First Nigerian-born UFC champion
  • UFC: The Ultimate Fighter 21 tournament winner
  • UFC: Performance of the Night (Four times) vs. Hayder Hassan, Rafael dos Anjos, Gilbert Burns, and Jorge Masvidal
  • UFC: Fight of the Night (One time) vs. Colby Covington
  • UFC: Latest finish in UFC Welterweight history vs. Colby Covington
  • UFC: Latest knockout in UFC title fight history vs. Colby Covington
  • UFC: Most consecutive wins in welterweight division (15)
  • UFC: Five successful title defenses
  • MMAJunkie.com: 2019 December Fight of the Month vs. Colby Covington
  • MMAJunkie.com: 2021 February Fight of the Month vs. Gilbert Burns
  • MMAJunkie.com: 2021 April Knockout of the Month vs. Jorge Masvidal

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UFC Debut: Kamaru Usman vs Hayder Hassan | Free Fight

 

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