Kamaru Usman's journey: from the ultimate fighter to ufc gold 

welterweight champion kamaru usman will put his belt on the line this weekend against gilbert burns. ahead of the fight we take a look at his journey to UFC gold at 170-pounds.

'The Nigerian Nightmare' made his UFC debut on the season finale of the ultimate fighter 21. He secured a submission win on his UFC debut.

Kamaru Usman vs Hayder Hassan

Kamaru secured an impressive unanimous decision against Leon Edwards in his second fight with the promotion

Kamaru Usman vs Leon Edwards

'The Nigerian Nightmare' showed his wrestling prowess by ragdolling Yakovlev to a dominant unanimous decision win.

Kamaru Usman vs Alexander Yakovlev 

Usman put on yet another dominant display as he cruised to a unanimous decision win against Alves

Kamaru Usman vs Warlley Alves 

Strickland was next in line as Usman steamrolled Strickland to a unanimous decision win

Kamaru Usman vs Sean Strickland

A brutal right hand was all it took for Usman to shut the lights off on Moraes

Kamaru Usman vs Sergio Moraes 

Emil Meek was dominated over three rounds as Kamaru secured yet another unanimous decision win.

Kamaru Usman vs Emil Meek 

For Usman, the fight against Demian Maia was a litmus test against a true veteran. Kamaru was able to secure a unanimous decision win and inch closer to a title shot.

Kamaru Usman vs Demian Maia 

The fight against Dos Anjos was the first time Usman headlined a card. He put on a show by dominating a former champion in Rafael.

Kamaru Usman vs Rafael Dos Anjos 

'The Nigerian Nightmare' put his best performance to-date in his most important fight to-date as he rag dolled Tyron Woodley to secure a unanimous decision win

Kamaru Usman vs Tyron Woodley 

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