Everything You Need to Know About Kamaru Usman and His Brother, Mohammed Usman

Published 04/21/2021, 12:54 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – DECEMBER 14: Kamaru Usman of Nigeria enters the octagon during the UFC 245 event at T-Mobile Arena on December 14, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Kamaru Usman is one of the most dangerous challengers in UFC history. The great Nigerian-American fighter is extremely skilled and talented, and he is the current UFC welterweight champion. Usman is also a former freestyle wrestler and has graduated as a folkstyle wrestler.

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ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JULY 12: Kamaru Usman of Nigeria battles Jorge Masvidal in their UFC welterweight championship fight during the UFC 251 event at Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on July 12, 2020 on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Usman is at # 2 in the UFC men’s pound-for-pound rankings and holds a lot of achievements to his name. His hard punches and his kicks are something that has always helped him dominate his opponents.

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The Nigerian American fighter has a younger brother named Mohammed Usman, who is also a heavyweight fighter

Mohammed Usman, the Brother of Kamaru Usman

The welterweight champion is not the only fighter in the Usman clan. His younger brother is a heavyweight professional who fights for the Professional Fighters League. The younger Usman is extremely talented and holds a record of 7-1 in his pro-MMA career.

The fighter was scheduled to fight in the PFL last year, but due to COVID-19 and the subsequent lockdown, the fights got canceled. However, he won his face-off against Terrance Hodges at Titan FC 63 via unanimous decision.

However, the younger Usman wants to make his debut in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. In one of his interviews, the fighter said, “I was [talking] with everybody, I had Bellator, UFC, One FC. At the very last point when PFL reached out to me, I was just thinking I’d probably go to UFC like my brother, but PFL just came with a better offer, simple as that. At the end of the day, this sport isn’t forever. I like their format and how their seasons work, and I just liked it. It just made sense to me at that time.”

The unique bond between the Usman brothers

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The Usman brothers share a unique and protective bond with each other. All the fans worldwide have seen how the two have stood and supported each other in rough times. Mohammed Usman is really inspired by his elder brother and considers him his backbone.

In one of his interviews, the younger Usman said, “I visualize my brother standing right next to me with his belt. That’s all going to come to reality. Just visualization. I try to visualize myself with the belt all the time. And I know that time will come when that will happen. So if I keep doing that and then it will appear.”

LAS VEGAS, NV – JANUARY 16: UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman interacts with the media during the UFC 246 Ultimate Media Day at UFC APEX on January 16, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

There is no doubt that with support from each other, both brothers are on their way to create history. With their struggle and hardships, nothing seems difficult for the duo.

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Abhilasha Singh

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Abhilasha Singh is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. Having completed her post-graduation from The University of Texas in Austin, she combines her keen eye for details and her love for the sport to give readers pristine content on everything UFC. Abhilasha is a hardcore fan of Amanda Nunes, Georges St Pierre, and Stipe Miocic, but Conor McGregor is the one who tops her list.

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