Kamaru Usman

by MKhanal 09 Sep,2018
Kamaru Usman
Body Stats
Height 6 Feet
Weight 77 kg
Personal Info
  • Birth Name Kamaru "Nigerian Nightmare" Usman
  • Birth Country Benin City, Nigeria
  • Famous Name Kamaru Usman
  • Horoscope Taurus
  • Father Not Known
  • Mother Not Known
  • Net Worth Not Known
  • Salary Not Known
  • Siblings Mohammed Usman
  • No. of Twitter Followers 32.5K
  • No. of Instagram Followers 142k followers
  • No. of Siblings one
  • Current team fighter of UFC
  • Nationality Nigerian/American
  • Ethnicity Black
  • Profession MMA fighter
  • Started career as a mixed martial artist
  • Awards The Ultimate Fighter: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians Tournament Winner, & Performance of the Night (Two times) vs. Hayder Hassan and Rafael dos Anjos
  • University attended University of Nebraska at Kearney
  • School attended Bowie High School
  • Currently Married Unmarried
  • Past married if any Not Known
  • Children baby girl
  • Affair with Not known
  • Girlfriend Not known
  • Religion Islam

Kamaru Usman is a Nigerian-born American mixed martial arts fighter who competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championships in its Welterweight division. Usman 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. 

Usman is reportedly a married man and has a daughter. He recently fought Tyron Woodley at UFC 235, where he earned around $350,000 as salary/ earnings.

Net Worth and UFC Earnings

Usman has made career earnings of about $1,572,500 from UFC. He has earned a fair amount of money through his successful career as an MMA fighter. He earned $205,000 - $75,000 to show, $75,000 to win, plus $50,000 for ‘Performance of the Night’ after his November 2018 at TUF 28 Finale.

Kamaru Usman Events and Earnings:

Events Salary/ Earnings
TUF 21 Finale $72,500
UFC on Fox: dos Anjos vs Cerrone 2 $26,500
UFC on Fox: Holm vs Shevchenko $44,500
UFC Fight Night: Bader vs Nogueira 2 $44,500
UFC 210 $48,500
UFC Fight Night: Rockhold vs Branch $51,000
UFC Fight Night: Stephens vs Choi $55,000
UFC Fight Night: Maia vs Usman $55,000
TUF 28 Finale $205,000
UFC 235 $380,000
UFC 245 $590,000

He reportedly earned $380,000 ($350,000 to show, $30,000 fight week incentive pay) for his UFC 235 win. He was paid $590,000 for defending the title at UFC 245. Even though his official net worth has not been revealed to the public and his fans by the media and himself.


Kamaru Usman was born on May 11, 1987, in  Benin City, Nigeria. He is of Nigerian nationality having a black ethnic background. His parents moved to the United States of America when The fighter was only five years old. He attended the University of Nebraska at Kearney to pursue his degree in sociology but opted to drop out to pursue his MMA career.

Kamaru was three times NCAA All-American during his college career and won the  NCAA D2 National Champion in 2010. Before becoming a professional MMA athlete, he worked at an Olympic Training Center as a tour guide.

Professional Career

He made his professional MMA debut in 2012  and competed for promotions such as  The Ultimate Fighter in 2015.

Usman later signed with the American MMA promotion, Ultimate Fighting Championship and faced off against Hayder Hassan in the Ultimate Finals 21 Finale finals and won the match via a submission hold.

He also was awarded the match of the night performance for his performance. Usman later claimed notable victories against UFC competitors such as Leon Edwards, Warlley Alves, Sean Strickland, and several other MMA athletes.

Kamaru Usman vs. Emil Weber SOURCE: Bloody Elbow

As of 2018, he was scheduled to take on Santiago Ponzinibbo at UFC Fight Night 129 on May 19, 2018, but later took the replacement MMA competitor, Demian Maia. He won the bout with a unanimous decision.

Kamaru Usman faced Rafael dos Anjos at The Ultimate Fighter: Heavy Hitters Finale in November 2018 and defeated him via unanimous decision. He then got a title shot against champion Tyron Woodley at UFC 235. On March 2, 2019, Usman defeated Woodley and became the Welterweight Champion. He successfully defended the welterweight title against Colby Covington, winning the fight via TKO at UFC 245. 

Dating his Brazilian Girlfriend

The Welterweight champion Kamaru Usman is unmarried to date but is reportedly dating his girlfriend, who is Brazilian and speaks Portuguese. The couple has been together for several years and has a 7-year daughter he loves a lot but hasn't disclosed any details about his marital status.

Kamaru Kamaru shares a photo with his partner and daughter SOURCE: [email protected]

After his title win against Woodley, he hugged his daughter and expressed his love towards his daughter. Furthermore, he has not been linked to any unwanted controversy that might hamper his career. He seems to be a professional athlete who focuses on developing his career as a successful MMA competitor rather than being found in unnecessary activities and nuisance.

The Afro-American MMA fighter, Kamaru Usman, is 6 feet tall and weighs around 77 kg. He has a reach of 76 inches which he uses to his maximum effect during his matches.

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