Kamaru Usman

Kamaru Usman is a Nigerian born American mixed martial arts fighter who currently competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championships in its Welterweight division. He is the current UFC Welterweight champion. He is best known for being the winner of The Ultimate Fighter 21 competition Ultimate Fighter: American Top Team Vs. Blackzilians. Presently, he is #10 in the UFC pound-for-pound rankings. Let’s collect more about him, his personal details and career information through this article.

What is Kamaru Usman’s most well-known achievement?

A mixed martial artist who is Nigerian-American.

The winner of the Ultimate Fighter 21 tournament.

Who is Kamaru Usman and where did he come from?

Kamaru was born in Auchi, Nigeria, in his early years. He is a black Nigerian-American with a Nigerian-American ancestry. When he was five years old, his parents moved to the United States of America. Similarly, there is no detailed information about his parents or siblings available on the internet at this time.

What school did Kamaru Usman attend?

Kamaru went to Bowie High School in Arlington, Texas, for his high school graduation. Similarly, he attended William Penn University before transferring to the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) to pursue a sociology degree, but he dropped out to pursue his MMA career.

When did Kamaru Usman begin his MMA career?

Moving on to his professional career, Kamaru has been wrestling since he was in high school. He was a three-time NCAA All-American and the 2010 NCAA D2 National Champion during his college career.

He served as a tour guide at the Olympic Training Center before becoming a professional MMA fighter. In 2012, he made his professional MMA debut, and in 2015, he competed for promotions like The Ultimate Fighter.

He later signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship in the United States and faced Hayder Hassan in the finals of the Ultimate Finals 21 Finale, which he won by submission hold.

Following that, he signed up Santiago Ponzinibbo for UFC Fight Night 129 on May 19th, 2018, but later replaced him with Demian Maia. He did, however, win the fight by unanimous decision.

In November 2018, he competed in The Ultimate Fighter: Heavy Hitters Finale against Rafael dos Anjos. After defeating him by unanimous decision, he was given a title shot at UFC 235 against champion Tyron Woodley.

Similarly, on March 2nd, 2019, he won a unanimous decision over Woodley to become the Welterweight Champion. On December 14th, 2019, he fought Colby Covington in his first title defense at UFC 245 in Las Vegas. He won by technical knockout in the fifth round. He won the Battle of the Night award for this fight.

What are the achievements of Kamaru Usman?

Reflecting on his achievement, Kamaru got National Collegiate Athletic Association, NCAA Division II Wrestling Championship (2010), NCAA Division II Wrestling All-American (2008, 2009, 2010), Ultimate Fighting Championship, UFC Welterweight Championship, The Ultimate Fighter 21 tournament winner, and so on.

Is Kamaru Usman married or not?

Reflecting on his personal life, Kamaru is a married man. There is no detail information regarding her wife. However, they are very happy with each other. The pair is blessed with a daughter. Moreover, he keeps on posting a photo with his daughter on social media sites. Furthermore, there are no rumors and scandals regarding his personal as well as professional life at all. Presently, He lives a blissful life with his family.

How much is Kamaru Usman’s worth?

Being an MMA fighter, Kamaru earns a decent amount of money and popularity through his profession as a wrestler in the field of the sports industry. Based on online reports, his current estimated net worth and salary is yet to be disclosed.

However, he has earned about  $350,000 for his UFC 235 win. In November 2018, he earned between $205,000-$75,000 to show, $75,000 to win, plus $50,000 for ‘Performance of the Night’. Further, he has made the career earnings of about $602,500.

How tall is Kamaru Usman?

Observing his body statistics, Kamaru stands a height of 6 feet 0 inches and weighs around 77 Kg. Similarly, he has an athletic body with a pair of brown eyes and black hair color. Further, his other body information is yet to be disclosed. In the case of disclosed, we will let you know.

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