Kamaru "The Nigerian Nightmare" Usman


Fighting style: Freestyle
Stance: Switch
Division: Welterweight
Height: 6' 0"
Reach: 76"
Leg reach: 41.00
Weight: 170 lbs.
Team: Sanford MMA[2]
Nationality: Auchi, Nigeria
Out of: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.
Age: 35


Recent win streak: 19
Wins by KO: 9
Wins by submission: 1
Wins by decision: 9



Significant Strikes Attempted: 2349
Significant Strikes Landed: 1247


Takedowns Attempted: 114
Takedowns Landed: 28


Kamaru Usman is one of the most successful and popular mixed martial artists in the world today. Born in Benin City, Nigeria in 1987, he rose to prominence within the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) organization with wins over Demian Maia, Rafael dos Anjos and Tyron Woodley. He currently holds the UFC Welterweight Championship title, becoming the first African-born champion ever in UFC history.

Usman began his career when he was still a child, training with his father at a local gym. After graduating from high school, he attended college at The University of Nebraska at Kearney where he played football as well as continued to train and compete in mixed martial arts. After graduating college with a degree in criminal justice, Usman joined an MMA camp in Colorado Springs and quickly established himself as one of the best fighters around. In 2013, Usman chose to sign with the UFC after being undefeated with 12 wins and no losses.

In June 2019 Kamaru Usman became UFC Welterweight Champion after defeating Tyron Woodley via unanimous decision at UFC 235. Since then, Usman has defended his title three times against Colby Covington, Gilbert Burns and Jorge Masvidal respectively. His current professional record stands at 16-1-0 (wins-losses-draws).

Kamaru Usman is a highly accomplished fighter who has reached heights of success few can match. He is renowned for his hard work ethic and determination which have helped him reach incredible heights within MMA – both inside and outside of the octagon ring!

Fight History

Khamzat Chimaev
Kamaru Usman: Defeated
by Majority Decision in Round 3
Sat. Oct 21, 2023
UFC 294: Makhachev vs. Volkanovski 2
Leon Edwards
Kamaru Usman: Defeated
by Majority Decision in Round 5
Sat. Mar 18, 2023
UFC 286: Edwards vs. Usman 3
Leon Edwards
Kamaru Usman: Defeated
by KO/TKO in Round 5 @ 4:04
Sat. Aug 20, 2022
UFC 278: Usman vs. Edwards 2
Colby Covington
Kamaru Usman: Winner
by Unanimous Decision in Round 5
Sat. Nov 06, 2021
UFC 268: Usman vs. Covington 2
Jorge Masvidal
Kamaru Usman: Winner
by KO/TKO in Round 2
Sat. Apr 24, 2021
UFC 261: Usman vs. Masvidal
Gilbert Burns
Kamaru Usman: Winner
by KO/TKO in Round 3
Sat. Feb 13, 2021
UFC 258: Usman vs. Burns
Jorge Masvidal
Kamaru Usman: Winner
by in Round @ 5:00
Sat. Jul 11, 2020
UFC 251: Usman vs. Masvidal
Colby Covington
Kamaru Usman: Winner
by KO/TKO in Round 5
Sat. Dec 14, 2019
UFC 245: Usman vs. Covington

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