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 famous for?
- A Nigerian-American mixed martial art fighter.
- The Ultimate Fighter 21 tournament winner.
Where is Kamaru Usman from?
Recalling his early life, Kamaru was born in Auchi, Nigeria. He is of Nigerian-American nationality having a black ethnic background. His parents moved up to the United States of America when he was only five years old. Similarly, there is no detail information regarding his parents and siblings on online sites yet.
Where did Kamaru Usman go to education?
Concerning his educational history, Kamaru attended Bowie High School in Arlington, Texas. Likewise, he went to William Penn University and then transferred to the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) to pursue his degree in sociology but opted to dropped out to pursue his MMA career.
When did Kamaru Usman begin his MMA career?
- Moving towards his career, Kamaru started his wrestling career since his high school days. During his college career, he was three times, NCAA All-American and also won the NCAA D2 National Champion in 2010.
- Before becoming a professional MMA athlete, he worked as an Olympic Training Center as a tour guide. Likewise, he made his professional MMA debut in 2012 and went to compete for promotions such as The Ultimate Fighter in 2015.
- He later signed with the American MMA promotion, Ultimate Fighting Championship and faced off against Hayder Hassan in the finals of the Ultimate Finals 21 Finale and won the match via a submission hold.
- After that, He registered Santiago Ponzinibbo at UFC Fight Night 129 on May 19th, 2018, but later he took the replacement MMA competitor, Demian Maia. However, he won the bout with a unanimous decision.
- In November 2018, He faced Rafael dos Anjos at The Ultimate Fighter: Heavy Hitters Finale. He defeated him via unanimous decision and then got a title shot against champion Tyron Woodley at UFC 235.
- Similarly, on March 2nd, 2019, he defeated Woodley via decision and became the Welterweight Champion. He made his first title defense and faced Colby Covington at UFC 245 on December 14th, 2019. He was victorious via fifth-round technical knockout. This fight earned him the Fight of the Night award.
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.