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"The Nigerian Nightmare"

17-1-0

Kamaru Usman

Kamaru "The Nigerian Nightmare" Usman

Fighter Details

  • Given Name: Kamarudeen Usman
  • Pro MMA Record: 17-1-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: The Nigerian Nightmare
  • Current Streak: 18 Wins
  • Age: 33 | Date of Birth: 1987.05.11
  • Last Fight: July 11, 2020 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Welterweight | Last Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: Sanford MMA
  • Height: 6'0" (183cm) | Reach: 77.5" (197cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $1,194,000 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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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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