Kamaru Usman - Official UFC® Fighter Profile
Kamaru
Usman
11-1-0( W-L-D )
Current Rank: #11 Welterweight
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Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 6 fights.
Record: 11-1-0
Summary: Striking, grappling

Fighter Info

Nickname: Nigerian Nightmare
From: Auchi Nigeria
Fights Out Of: Boca Raton, Florida United States
Age: 30
Height: 6' 0" ( 182 cm )
Weight: 170 lb ( 77 kg )
Reach 76"
Leg Reach 41"

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
542
52% Successful
281
Types of Successful Strikes
0
281
48% Standing
43% Ground
134
26
121
Striking Defense
64
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
40
50% Successful
20
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
2
20
0
Takedown Defense
N/A
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
UPCOMING
Kamaru Usman
UFC Fight Night: St. Louis
Jan 14, 2018
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Win
Kamaru Usman
Sep 16, 2017
16
13
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Kamaru Usman
Apr 8, 2017
90
27
2
0
0
0
2
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Kamaru Usman
Nov 19, 2016
25
71
0
1
1
1
0
2
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Kamaru Usman
Jul 23, 2016
41
8
5
0
0
0
8
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Kamaru Usman
Dec 19, 2015
48
26
6
0
0
0
3
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Kamaru Usman
Jul 12, 2015
15
3
6
0
1
0
5
0
R2 Submission

Biography

TRAINING: I wake up at 7am and I wake my daughter up and get her ready for the day. We have breakfast and then head to the gym. After training we come home for her nap, and once mommy is back from work, I head back to the gym for another session.
 
When and why did you start training for fighting? 2012 – I needed a life change from my Olympic training career. 

What ranks and titles have you held? Three-time NCAA All-American

Do you have any heroes? Superman, mom and dad

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s a great means for me to provide for my family with the skills I’ve developed.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? University of Nebraska at Kearney – didn’t finish yet (one semester away - Sociology Degree)

What was your job before you started fighting? I worked at the Olympic Training Center as a tour guide
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? 2010 NCAA D2 National Champion

Favorite grappling technique: Heel hook

Favorite striking technique: Elbow
 
• Pro since 2012

• Five wins by knockout, one by submission (arm triangle)

• Three first round finishes

• On ten-fight winning streak

• Last pre-TUF win was over WEC vet Marcus Hicks (TKO2) on 7/18/14

Career

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