Kamaru Usman Biography

( 1987 - )
December 17, 2019
First published on:September 9, 2018
by Jack Ol

Facts of Kamaru Usman

Date of Birth: 1987, May 11
Age: 32 years old
Birth Nation: Nigeria
Height: 6 Feet
Birth Name Kamaru "Nigerian Nightmare" Usman
Birth Place 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
Weight 77 kg
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 currently 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 the 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 win in 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 exact 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 up to the United States of America when he was only five years old. He attended the University of Nebraska at Kearney to pursue his degree in sociology but opted to dropped out to pursue his MMA career.

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.

Professional Career

He made his professional MMA debut in 2012  and went to compete 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 finals of the Ultimate Finals 21 Finale and won the match via a submission hold.

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

CAPTION: 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. He defeated Woodley via decision on March 2, 2019, and became the Welterweight Champion.

He also 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 a Brazilian and speaks Portuguese. The couple is together for several years and has a 4-year daughter who he loves a lot but hasn't disclosed any details about his marital status.

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My little princess is 4 years old today ???? ????. Woooow where did 4 years go!! @misspretty_2014

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After his title win against Woodley, he hugged his daughter and also expressed his love towards his daughter.

Furthermore, he has not linked to any unwanted controversy that might hamper his career as he seems to be a professional athlete who is rather focused on developing his career as a successful MMA competitor rather be found in unnecessary activities and nuisance.

The Afro American MMA fighter, Kamaru Usman is 6 foot tall in height 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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