top 5 moments: Kamaru Usman

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 some of his career defining moments in the ufc thus far.

'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.

UFC Debut 

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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 

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'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 

In his very first title defense, Usman faced a tough challenge in Covington. Kamaru dug deep and stopped Covington in the final minutes of the very last round to retain his UFC belt

Kamaru Usman vs Colby Covington

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'The Nigerian Nightmare' showed his mettle when he secured a unanimous decision win over Jorge Masvidal. Although it was not the most entertaining display. Usman did what was most important, retaining the belt

Kamaru Usman vs Jorge Masvidal 

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