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"The Motor"

Mohammed Usman

Heavyweight Division

9-2-0 (W-L-D)

4

Wins by Knockout

2

Wins by Submission

5

First Round Finishes

Mohammed Usman

athlete record

Event Results

Info

Learn more about Mohammed Usman's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Active
Hometown
Auchi, Nigeria
Fighting style
MMA
Age
33
Height
72.00
Weight
236.50
Octagon Debut
Aug. 06, 2022
Reach
79.00
Leg reach
43.00

Fighter Facts

  • Team Pena on TUF 30
     
  • Pro since 2017
     
  • Four wins by KO, two by submission (2 Kimura)
     
  • Five first-round finishes
     
  • Has won six of his last seven
     
  • Lost 2018 bout to UFC vet Don’Tale Mayes
     
  • Younger brother of UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman
     
  • Biggest obstacle in life was overcoming the death of his son at age 2
     
  • Played football at University of Arizona (Defensive End)
     
  • Origin of nickname: “I got my nickname my freshman year in college. I wasn’t the tallest guy or the biggest guy. But what I had was drive. When guys quit, I kept going.”

UFC History
UFC on ESPN
(8/6/22) Usman knocked out Zac Pauga at 0:36 of the second round to win the TUF 30 heavyweight title 

TUF 30
In the semifinals, Usman won a three-round split decision over Eduardo Perez
In the quarterfinals, Usman won a three-round unanimous decision over Mitchell Sipe

Q&A
When and why did you start training for fighting?
My son inspired me. Once the football door shut, my brother was having success. I didn’t want to be a failure in my son’s eyes.
Do you have any heroes? My dad, my brothers, Rashad Evans, Tyrone Spong
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? General Studies
What was your job before you started fighting? First job was at Blockbuster
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? #1 wrestler in Texas 2008 (high school)