Facts of Kamaru Usman
|Full Name:||Kamaru Usman|
|Birth Date:||May 11, 1987|
|Profession:||Mixed Martial Arts Fighter|
|Height:||6 feet 0 inches (1.83m)|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Birth Place||Benin City|
|Education||James Bowie High School, William Penn University, and the University of Nebraska|
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Kamaru Usman is an American-Nigerian mixed martial arts fighter who is widely famous for competing in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Kamaru Usman opened his eyes on 11th May 1987, in Benin City, Nigeria. He is at the age of 33 years old while his horoscope is Taurus. He is the son of the Nigerian Army. Kamaru and his family migrated to the United States of America when he was just 8 years old.
He grew up with his brother, Mohammed Usman who is also a mixed martial artist. Due to his immigration, he holds dual nationality, American-Nigerian nationality while he belongs to the mixed ethnical background.
He completed his high school education from James Bowie High School in Arlington, Texas. After that, he graduated from William Penn University in Oskaloosa, Iowa and the University of Nebraska at Kearney, in Kearney, Nebraska.
Is Kamaru Usman Dating someone?
Kamaru Usman is currently dating a Brazilian lady whose name is still a mystery. According to some resources, it is known that his girlfriend speaks Portuguese. They are in a relationship since the past few years and still enjoying each other’s company. Once in an interview, Kamaru stated that:
“I’m loving Brazil, my girlfriend is Brazilian, my daughter is half-Brazilian”
Blessed with a Daughter
Kamaru and his girlfriend are blessed with four years old daughter who is quite closed to their heart. Their daughter even joins Kamaru’s gym workout and she even has her own Instagram account. Kamaru often uploads his girlfriend and daughter’s photos and videos on his social networking sites. It seems like he loves both of them a lot.
How much is Kamaru Usman’s Earning?
Kamaru Usman has earned around $1.5 million throughout his career as a mixed martial arts fighter. His earnings came through some shows and his victory with other popular MMA as he earned $205k from the show, $75k from the win, plus $50k for Performance of the Night. Further, he earned around $590k for defending the title at UFC 245.
What is the Height of Kamaru Usman?
Kamaru Usman stands at a tall height of 6 feet while his body weight is around 84kg. He is bald while his eyes are dark brown in color.
Since his childhood days, Kamaru Usman was active in the MMA game. He began his MMA early career from his high school days. At that time in his high school, he got the nickname of Marty because his first name was quite difficult to remember for his coach. He completed his high school MMA career by compiling a record of 53-3 and later, moved to his college.
After moving to college, he wrestled with several professional MMA artist. At that time, he was declared as NAIA national qualifier in the year 2007. Also, he was honored with All-American NCAA Division II regular for three years. In the year 2010, he received the name of the NCAA Division II national champion.
After receiving a degree from the University, Kamaru Usman played the game as the professional MMA fighter in November 2012. Immediately after that, he competed for promotions such as The Ultimate Fighter in 2015 where he recorded 5-1. Later, he signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship where he had fought against a famous MMA artist, Hayder Hassan on 12th July 2015.
Since then, Kamaru has been unstoppable as he has fought in various competitions with popular MMA artist and has won most of the fights. He has claimed other notable victories against UFC competitors such as Leon Edwards, Warlley Alves, Sean Strickland, and several other MMA athletes.
Besides, he has also won another welterweight title against Colby Covington via TKO at UFC 245 on 14th December 2019. Before becoming a professional MMA athlete, he used to work on the Olympic Training Center as a tour guide.
Awards & Achievements
Kamaru Usman has been able to receive various prestigious awards throughout his career. In the year, he fought a fight at The Ultimate Fighter 21 Finale due to which he received an award of a Performance of the Night bonus. On 30th November 2018, he won a game at The Ultimate Fighter 28 Finale and received another award of the Performance of the Night award.
At the game with Colby Covington at UFC 245, he received a victory on the fifth round and earned another award of the Fight of the Night award.