Born in Auchi, Nigeria in May 1987, welterweight Kamaru Usman moved to the United States when he was eight years old to pursue his passion for wrestling.
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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is another art in which he excels, having earned the rank of black belt. He triumphed in season 21 of The Ultimate Fighter.
Usman made his official mixed martial arts debut in November 2012, and he made a winning statement by defeating David Glover.
He defeated Hayder Hassan in the finals of The Ultimate Fighter 21’s welterweight tournament, and his victory earned him Performance of the Night honors in July 2015.
Kamaru Usman’s performance in his November 2018 victory over Rafael dos Anjos was the Best of the Night. UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley was knocked out in March of 2019.
As of the year 2022, Kamaru Usman will have been around for 35 years, as he was born on May 11, 1987. He arrived on this planet via the town of Auchi, Nigeria.
Kamaru is a Muslim of American and Nigerian ancestry. Kamaru is an expert in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, having earned the highest possible belt level.
He and his mother and two brothers grew up in Benin City. His mother was a committed Christian, so the three of them regularly attended church together.
But he holds a high regard for every faith he cites. He struggled with financial difficulties from an early age. After relocating to Dallas, Texas when he was eight years old, his father began a new career as a pharmacist.
Kamaru Usman is a well-known figure, hence the prevalence of his name. He is known as the “Nigerian Nightmare” by the media. Unfortunately, he proves that his humorous nickname was well-deserved.
At the age of eight, Kamaru accompanied his father to the United States. He struggled to pass as a Nigerian in America due to his poor command of the language.
Young Kamara lagged behind his peers, but his knowledge and genius let him catch up to them very quickly. This is in part due to his education.
While attending Bovie High School in Arlington, Texas, he gave the football team a shot. Despite this, after sustaining multiple wounds, he finally gave up.
Kamaru got into wrestling at the suggestion of his high school’s coach. Similar to his failed try at football, he was repeatedly beaten by a girl during his early wrestling practices.
Kamaru Usman Net Worth
Usman is said to be worth around $3 million USD, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
Relationship and Family
His father, Muhammed Nasiru Usman, was a Major in the Nigerian Army. Mrs. Usman, Kamaru’s mother, worked as an educator.
There are two of Kamaru’s siblings. Kashetu Usman practices pharmacy, and his sibling Mohammed Usman is also a mixed martial arts combatant. There were financial and other difficulties, but the children were protected by their mother’s love and affection.
They also had a rough go of it in school back when they were younger. Thus, Mohammed Nasiru intended to settle in the United States. After relocating to Dallas, Texas with his family, he found work as a pharmacist.
Usman began a relationship with Eleslie Dietzsch, and the two later tied the marriage. Samirah Usman is the gorgeous daughter of the couple (August 2014).
Awards and Some Major Facts
- One of the first fighters in UFC history to be born in Nigeria to win the title.
- Winner of UFC’s Ultimate Fighter 21 tournament
- Presentation for the Evening (Two times)
- War in the Dark (One time)
- UFC welterweight bout with the newest ever result
- Jointly holds the record for most consecutive victories in the welterweight division in 2019.