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Kamaru Usman 2021: Record, Net Worth, Salary and Endorsements

Kamarudeen Usman, better known as Kamaru Usman, migrated to the United States when he was eight years old. Usman started wrestling at a young age at Bowie High School in Arlington, Texas. He was known as "Marty" because his coach could not pronounce his name properly.

'The Nigerian Nightmare' earned the NCAA Division II All American title three times during his time with the University of Nebraska at Kearney. He was a two-time national finalist and became the NCAA DII champion in 2010.


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Usman made his MMA debut in 2012 and won his first match via a second-round TKO. Unfortunately, he lost his second bout via a rear-naked choke. Usman claims that he did not realize the importance of Jiu-Jitsu before this fight. As of October 2021, Usman is the current UFC welterweight champion and sits at #1 in the UFC men's pound-for-pound rankings.

Kamaru Usman: UFC Career

After amassing a 5-1 record, Usman received the opportunity to be on The Ultimate Fighter: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians. He won both of his matches and then submitted Hayder Hassan to win the twenty-first season of TUF.

Usman continued racking up wins. He went on a nine-fight win streak in the UFC before facing off against Tyron Woodley for the welterweight strap. Usman dominated Woodley to win the belt and then defended it four times.

In his first title defense against Colby Covington at UFC 245, Usman claimed a spectacular fifth-round TKO victory. Then, he defended his title for the second time against Jorge Masvidal at UFC 251, where he won via unanimous decision.

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His third title defense was against Gilbert Burns at UFC 258, where he claimed a magnificent third-round T/KO victory. His last fight was a rematch against Jorge Masvidal at UFC 261, where he claimed dominating second-round KO victory.

Now, Usman will defend his title for the fifth time in another rematch at UFC 268 against Colby Covington on November 06, 2021.

'The Nigerian Nightmare' holds a record of 14-0 in his UFC career.

Kamaru Usman: Fighting Style

On his feet, Usman is not the best striker. However, when he mixes in his takedowns, his striking becomes dangerous. 'The Nigerian Nightmare' may not have a crowd-pleasing style, but he dominates his opponents with his superior wrestling. He has a strong clinch game.

He is also one of the strongest welterweights on the planet. Besides that, very few people can match his pace of fighting. Usman's chain wrestling style is nearly unstoppable.

Kamaru Usman: Achievements

Usman won the NCAA DII bronze medal in 2008, silver in 2009, and gold in 2010. He won TUF: 21 in 2015 and the UFC welterweight strap in 2019.

Usman has won one 'Fight of the Night' and three 'Performance of the Night' bonuses in his UFC career. He holds a stellar record of 19-1-0 in his MMA career.

Kamaru Usman: Net Worth and Salary 2021

Kamaru has earned over $3,594,500 in his UFC career, according to The Sports Daily. He banked his highest paycheck in his rematch with Jorge Masvidal, where he earned a whopping $692,000. It is noteworthy that these figures do not include undisclosed bonuses.

Usman has an estimated net worth of $3 million according to Celebrity Net Worth.

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Kamaru Usman: Charity

As of now, Kamaru Usman is not running any charity. However, he plans to start one in the future.

“I have an excellent team, a great manager and we’re going to put something together, we’re going to start a foundation and we’re going to change lives," Kamaru Usman said during UFC 235 post-fight press conference.

Kamaru Usman: Endorsements 2021


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Kamaru Usman has struck a deal with Trifecta.

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NicknameThe Nigerian Nightmare
BornMay 11, 1987
HometownAuchi, Nigeria
GymBlackzillians, Florida, USA
Height6 ft 0 in
Weight/Division170 lbs / Welterweight
Leg Reach41"
Record19-1-0, 0NC
Active Win Streak18
Wins by Stoppages10 (9 KO/TKOs, 1 Submission)
Net Worth$3 million
Marital StatusUnknown


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