Kamaru Usman Biography

(Mixed martial artist)

Kamaru Usman is a professional Nigerian-American mixed martial artist. Kamaru competed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is currently single.

More about the relationship

Kamaru Usman is currently single. He has a five years old daughter. He dated a Brazilian girl who speaks Portuguese.

He shares pictures of his daughter on the Instagram handle. Kamaru has a very good bond with his daughter. He calls her ‘misspretty’.

Relationship Facts of Kamaru Usman

  • Kamaru Usman is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • His sexual orientation is straight.

Who is Kamaru Usman?

Kamaru Usman is a professional Nigerian-American mixed martial artist. Kamaru competed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

He is the current UFC Welterweight Champion.

Similarly, on 16th December 2019, he became #8 in the UFC pound-for-pound rankings.

Kamaru Usman- Early Life, Education

Kamarudeen Usman was born on 11th May 1987 in Auchi, Nigeria. When he was 8 years old his parents moved here to the USA. Similarly, his father was in the Nigerian Army. He has a brother Mohammed who is also a mixed martial artist and also has a younger sister.

Kamaru started wrestling in his sophomore year in high school. He attended Bowie High School in Arlington, Texas. After that, he was educated at William Penn University in Iowa and was transferred to the University of Nebraska at Kearney in Kearney, Nebraska.

Kamaru Usman- Professional career

MMA career

In November 2012, Kamaru made his MMA debut and compiled a record of 5-1. He competed in several regional promotions before trying out for The Ultimate Fighter.

Ultimate Fighter

In February 2015, Usman was announced that he was one of the fighters selected to be on The Ultimate Fighter 21. In his first fight, he faced Michael Graves. Similarly, in the semifinals, he faced off against former WSOF Welterweight Champion Steve Carl.

Kamaru Usman
Caption: Kamaru Usman (Source: Pinterest)

In the finals, he faced Hayder Hassan on 12th July 2015 at The Ultimate Fighter 21 Finale. Likewise, he won the bout via submission in the second round.

Ultimate Fighting Championship

– Kamaru faced Leon Edwards on 19th December 2015 at UFC on Fox 17

– won the fight by unanimous decision and was expected to face Sergio Moraes on 14th May 2016 at UFC 198

– On 23rd July 2016, he faced Alexander Yakovlev at UFC on Fox 20

– On 19th November 2016, he faced Warlley Alves atUFC Fight Night 100

– On 8th April 2017, he faced Sean Strickland at UFC 210

– On 2nd March 2019, he faced Tyron Woodley at UFC 235

Awards, Accomplishment, Championship

– 2019: Fight of the Night Award

– National Collegiate Athletic Association

  • 2010: NCAA Division II Wrestling Championship
  • 2008: 2009, 2010: NCAA Division II Wrestling All-American

– Ultimate Fighting Championship

  • UFC Welterweight Championship
  • The Ultimate Fighter 21
  • Performance of the Night
  • Gight of the Night
  • Latest finish in UFC Welterweight
  • Latest knockout in UFC title fight history

Kamaru Usman- Net worth

As of 2022, the estimated net worth of Kamaru is $3 million US. As a UFC fighter, he receives an average salary of $350,000 US.

Similarly, he earned $205,000-$75,000 US to show, $75,000 US to win, plus $50,000 US after his win in November 2018 at TUF 28 Finale. For his UFC 235 win, he received $380,000 US.

Also, he received $590,000 US for defending the title ar UFC 245.

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

Body Measurement

Kamaru has dark hair and eyes. He is 6 feet tall and weighs around 77 kg.

Social Media

He has around 45.8k followers on Facebook, 942k on Instagram, and 163k on his Twitter account.


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