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"Nigerian Nightmare"

Kamaru Usman

Welterweight Champion • 18-1-0 (W-L-D)

Stats & Records

  • 17
    Fight Win Streak
  • 8
    Wins by Knockout
  • 9
    Wins by Decision
Striking accuracy 53% 53%

Striking accuracy

Sig. Strikes Landed
843
Sig. Strikes Attempted
1594
Grappling accuracy 51% 51%

Grappling accuracy

Takedowns Landed
28
Takedowns Attempted
83
4.60
Sig. Str. Landed
Per Min
2.17
Sig. Str. Absorbed
Per Min
3.44
Takedown avg
Per 15 Min
0.16
Submission avg
Per 15 Min
60
%
Sig. Str. Defense
100
%
Takedown Defense
0.41
Knockdown Ratio
16:40
Average fight time

Sig. Str. By Position

Standing
428 (51%)
Clinch
151 (18%)
Ground
264 (31%)

Sig. Str. by target

62% 524 Head 29% 243 Body 9% 76 Leg

Win By Way

KO/TKO
8 (44%)
DEC
9 (50%)
SUB
1 (6%)

Event Results

Biography

Status
Active
Hometown
Auchi, Nigeria
Trains at
Blackzilians - Boca Raton, FL
Fighting style
Freestyle
Age
33
Height
72.00
Weight
170.00
Octagon Debut
Jul. 12, 2015
Reach
76.00
Leg reach
41.00
Q & A

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? UFC welterweight champion, three-time NCAA All-American, TUF 21 winner.

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

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