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#1 Peso welter Division

#4 PFP

Activo

"Nigerian Nightmare"

Kamaru Usman

Peso welter Division

20-2-0 (W-L-D)

9

Wins by Knockout

1

Wins by Submission

Kamaru Usman

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Learn more about Kamaru Usman's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Activo
Hometown
Auchi, Nigeria
Trains at
Blackzilians - Boca Raton, FL
Fighting style
Freestyle
Age
35
Height
72.00
Weight
170.00
Octagon Debut
Jul. 12, 2015
Reach
76.00
Leg reach
41.00
  • Pro since 2012
     
  • Nine wins by knockout, one by submission (arm triangle)
     
  • Three first round finishes
     
  • Last pre-TUF win was over WEC vet Marcus Hicks (TKO2) on 7/18/14

UFC 278 (8/20/22) Usman was knocked out by Leon Edwards at 4:04 of the fifth round, losing the UFC welterweight title 

UFC 268 (11/6/21) Usman won a five round unanimous decision over Colby Covington to retain his UFC welterweight title

UFC 261 (4/24/21) Usman knocked out Jorge Masvidal at 1:02 of the second round to retain his UFC welterweight title

UFC 258 (2/13/21) Usman stopped Gilbert Burns via strikes at :34 of the third round to retain his UFC welterweight title

UFC 251 (7/12/20) Usman won a five round unanimous decision over Jorge Masvidal to retain his UFC welterweight title

UFC 245 (12/14/19) Usman stopped Colby Covington via strikes at 4:10 of the fifth round to retain his UFC welterweight title

UFC 235 (3/2/19) Usman won a five round unanimous decision over Tyron Woodley to win the UFC welterweight title

TUF 28 Finale (11/30/18) Usman won a five round unanimous decision over Rafael Dos Anjos

UFC Fight Night (5/19/18) Usman won a five round unanimous decision over Demian Maia

UFC Fight Night (1/14/18) Usman won a three round unanimous decision over Emil Meek

UFC Fight Night (9/16/17) Usman knocked out Sergio Moraes at 2:48 of the first round

UFC 210 (4/8/17) Usman won a three round unanimous decision over Sean Strickland

UFC Fight Night (11/19/16) Usman won a three round unanimous decision over Warlley Alves

UFC on FOX (7/23/16) Usman won a three round unanimous decision over Alexander Yakovlev

UFC on FOX (12/19/15) Usman won a three round unanimous decision over Leon Edwards

TUF 21 Finale (7/12/15) Usman submitted Hayder Hassan via arm triangle choke at 1:19 of the second round

 

TUF 21

In fight nine, Usman won a unanimous decision over Steve Carl

In fight one, Usman won a unanimous decision over Michael Graves

TRAINING: I wake up at 7am and I wake my daughter up and get her ready for the day. We have breakfast and then head to the gym. After training we come home for her nap, and once mommy is back from work, I head back to the gym for another session.
When and why did you start training for fighting? 2012 – I needed a life change from my Olympic training career. 
What ranks and titles have you held? Three-time NCAA All-American
Do you have any heroes? Superman, mom and dad
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s a great means for me to provide for my family with the skills I’ve developed.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? University of Nebraska at Kearney – didn’t finish yet (one semester away - Sociology Degree)
What was your job before you started fighting? I worked at the Olympic Training Center as a tour guide