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"The Nigerian Nightmare"

13-1-0

Kamaru Usman

Kamaru "The Nigerian Nightmare" Usman
  • Given Name: Kamarudeen Usman
  • MMA Record: 13-1-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: The Nigerian Nightmare
  • Current Streak: 14 Wins
  • Age: 31 | Date of Birth: 1987.05.11
  • Last Fight: May 19, 2018 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Welterweight | Last Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: Blackzilians
  • Height: 6'0" (183cm) | Reach: 77.5" (197cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $94,000 USD
  • Born: Auchi, Nigeria
  • Fighting out of: Boca Raton, Florida
  • College: University of Nebraska Kearney
  • Foundation Style: Wrestling
  • Head Coach: Jorge Santiago
  • Other Coaches: Henri Hooft
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Kamaru Usman MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Win | Decision | Unanimous
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Br Demian Maia
12-1-0 25-8-0

Cl UFC Fight Night 129: Maia vs. Usman
Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2018.05.19
Odds: -600 (Huge Favorite) | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs) | Referee: Leon Roberts
Cancelled Bout Santiago Ponzinibbio UFC UFN 129 2018.05.19
Reason: Ponzinibbio Hand Injury
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

No Emil Weber Meek
11-1-0 9-2-0

Us UFC Fight Night 124: Stephens vs. Choi
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2018.01.14
Odds: -650 (Huge Favorite) | Weigh-In: 170.5 lbs (77.3 kgs) | Referee: Keith Peterson
Cancelled Bout Emil Weber Meek UFC 219 2017.12.30
Reason: Meek Visa Issues
Win | KO/TKO | Punch
2:48 Round 1 of 3

Br Sérgio Moraes
10-1-0 12-2-1

Us UFC Fight Night 116: Rockhold vs. Branch
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2017.09.16
Odds: -800 (Huge Favorite) | Weigh-In: 169.8 lbs (77.0 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Sean Strickland
9-1-0 18-1-0

Us UFC 210: Cormier vs. Johnson 2
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2017.04.08
Odds: -260 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 170.2 lbs (77.2 kgs) | Referee: Keith Peterson
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Br Warlley Alves
8-1-0 10-1-0

Br UFC Fight Night 100: Bader vs. Nogueira 2
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2016.11.19
Odds: -200 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 169.0 lbs (76.7 kgs) | Referee: Vitor Ribeiro
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Ru Alexander Yakovlev
7-1-0 24-7-1

Us UFC on FOX 20: Holm vs. Shevchenko
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2016.07.23
Odds: -250 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Cancelled Bout Sérgio Moraes UFC 198 2016.05.14
Reason: Usman Injury
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Gb Leon Edwards
6-1-0 10-2-0

Us UFC on FOX 17: Dos Anjos vs. Cowboy 2
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2015.12.19
Odds: -300 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $24,000 ($12K Base, $12K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs (77.6 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
Win | Submission | Choke
1:19 Round 2 of 3, 6:19 Total

Us Hayder Hassan
5-1-0 6-1-0

Us The Ultimate Fighter 21 Finale
Co-Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2015.07.12
Odds: -235 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $70,000 ($10K Base, $10K Bonus, $50K Perf/Night) | Weigh-In: 170.5 lbs (77.3 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
The Ultimate Fighter 21 Finale Performance of the Night
Win | Decision | Unanimous
Exhibition Bout
2 Rounds, 10:00 Total

Us Steve Carl
5-1-0 21-4-0

Us The Ultimate Fighter Season 21: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2015.02.24
Referee: James Warring
Win | Decision | Majority
Exhibition Bout
2 Rounds, 10:00 Total

Us Mike Graves
5-1-0 4-0-0

Us The Ultimate Fighter Season 21: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2015.01.27
Referee: Jorge Alonso
Cancelled Bout Valdir Araujo Fight Time 21 2014.11.07
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
5:00 Round 2 of 3, 10:00 Total

Us Marcus Hicks
4-1-0 10-3-0

Us Legacy FC 33: Garcia vs. Jackson
Co-Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2014.07.18
Weigh-In: 170.5 lbs (77.3 kgs) | Referee: Steve Armstrong
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:04 Round 3 of 3, 11:04 Total

Us Lenny Lovato
3-1-0 8-2-0

Us Legacy FC 30: Holm vs. Werner
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2014.04.04
Weigh-In: 180.2 lbs (81.7 kgs) | Referee: Raul Porrata
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:31 Round 1 of 3

Us Steven Rodriguez
2-1-0 2-1-0

Us Legacy FC 27: Means vs. Young
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2014.01.31
Weigh-In: 167.0 lbs (75.7 kgs) | Referee: Joshua Ferraro
Win | KO/TKO
3:49 Round 1 of 3

Us Rashid Abdullah
1-1-0 3-6-0

Us VFC 41
Main Card | Catchweight | 180 lbs

2013.12.14
Weigh-In: 177.0 lbs (80.3 kgs)
Loss | Submission | Choke
3:47 Round 1 of 3

Us Jose Caceres
1-0-0 3-3-0

Us CFA 11: Kyle vs. Wiuff 2
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2013.05.24
Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs)
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
4:50 Round 2 of 3, 9:50 Total

Us David Glover
0-0-0 0-0-0

Us RFA 5: Downing vs. Rinaldi
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2012.11.30
Referee: Bo Nesslein

Kamaru Usman Wiki Update Wiki

A Nigerian immigrant to the United States at the age of 7, Usman moved to Nebraska where he took up wrestling. He attended and wrestled for the University of Nebraska at Kearney and then spent two years training at the U.S. Olympic Center in Colorado before transitioning to MMA. Usman showed remarkable strength in his wrestling style, capping his wrestling career off by winning 1st place at the 2010 NCAA Division II wrestling championships.


Usman was a competitor on season 21 of The Ultimate Fighter, American Top Team vs. Blackzilians.  Usman represented his home gym, Blackzilians and won the first bout of the season, defeating ATT's Michael Graves by majority decision.  In Usman's second bout on the show, he took on former WSOF champion Steve Carl.  Usman handed Carl his second consecutive defeat of the competition and became the first and only Blackzilian fighter to win two bouts on the show.  This win allowed Usman to advance to the finals and compete against ATT's Hayder Hassan in The Ultimate Fighter 21 Finale.






The Ultimate Fighter: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians
Episode 1 Usman def. Mike Graves by Majority Decision

Episode 9 Usman def. Steve Carl by Unanimous Decision

Last updated 12.19.2015, 3:37 PM ET
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