Kamaru Usman, Nigerian martial artist, 1.83m tall, was born in Nigeria, but left Benin City for Arlington in Texas as a young child when his family migrated to the US. Many years later, he is proud of his nickname.
Early life and debut
Born in Nigeria, Usman and his family immigrated to the United States of America when he was just 8-years-old. In his high school wrestling career, Usman accumulated an excellent record of 53-3 in amateur wrestling. His wrestling career continued as he was able to help his college win its first-ever overall team title in 2008, and during his college life, he earned NCAA Division II All-American during all three years. Usman made his debut in the world of Mixed Martial Arts after training and fought in 5 regional fight promotions before coming to The Ultimate Fighter of UFC.
On The Ultimate Fighter, he won both of his major fights, before winning the Ultimate Fighter 21 Welterweight Tournament by defeating Haydar Hassan. From then on, Usman fought whoever was placed in front of him, somehow improving more and more with every fight that he took part in. He defeated Alexander Yakovlev, Sean Strickland and Demian Maia before making it to a fight against Rafael Dos Anjos. A performance of the night here earned him a lot of attention.
Kamaru Usman Age
Kamaru Usman was born on May 11, 1987.
Kamaru Usman was born on May 11, 1987, and is a professional mixed martial artist, former freestyle wrestler, and a graduate folkstyle wrestler from Nigeria. He is the reigning UFC Welterweight Champion. Usman was also the winner of The Ultimate Fighter 21 tournament.
Kamaru Usman Father
Usman was born in the Nigerian town of Auchi. His father was a Nigerian Army officer, and his mother was a teacher. He has two brothers, Kashetu and Mohammed, the first of whom is a pharmacist and the second of whom is a mixed martial artist. Growing up with his mother and two brothers in Benin City, Usman struggled with difficult conditions throughout his childhood.
Usman’s father, who became a pharmacist in the United States, immigrated to Dallas, Texas with his family when Usman was eight years old. During his tenure at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ won the NCAA Division II All-American championship three times. He was a national finalist twice and won the NCAA DII championship in 2010.
The Nigerian Nightmare revealed that his father, Muhammed Usman, served a 15-year sentence in a federal penitentiary. However, Kamaru believes his father to be innocent of every single one of the charges.
Muhammed Usman came to the States in the year 1989 and started running a pair of ambulance companies- Royal Ambulance (established in 2003) and First Choice EMS (established in 2005). His entire business ran successfully with the help of his managers.
Usman is married to a Brazilian and is a father to a beautiful daughter called Samirah. Usman’s daughter Samirah is quite famous on social media network as Usman continues to post lovely pictures with her on his social media network. However, not much is known about Mrs. Kamaru Usman.
Usman hails from Nigeria and is married to a Brazilian. He revealed his wife is from Brazil in an interview dating back to 2016.
“I’m loving Brazil, my girlfriend is Brazilian, my daughter is half-Brazilian”
My little princess is 4 years old today 😍👼🏽. Woooow where did 4 years go!! pic.twitter.com/JVQinlCX5w
— KAMARU USMAN (@USMAN84kg) July 29, 2018
Usman is not the only fighter in his family. Usman’s brother Mohammed Usman also compete in mixed martial arts. Mohammed is younger to Usman and competes in the Titan Fighting Championship. He is a heavyweight contender with ferocious power in his hands.
Mohammed Usman rejected the offer to fight inside the UFC Octagon and also rejected ONE and Bellator. Needless to say, sooner or later, the younger Usman will also find his way into the UFC.
Here are some rare photos of Kamaru Usman with his family. Present in these photos is Kamaru Usman with his father, mother, wife, and his brothers.
Kamaru Usman’s net worth
Like all UFC fighters, Kamaru Usman is paid on a per-fight basis and earned $600,000 each from his fight with Jorge Masvidal and Gilbert Burns which does not include any other bonus payments.
The 33-year-old began his career modestly, earning $72,500 from his first appearance on The Ultimate Fighter. His first UFC fight after that, however, earned him just $26,500.
The sum kept gradually increasing and his first six-figure fight payout was against Rafael Dos Anjos where he got $205,000. He made $350,000 in the victory over Tyron Woodley and $500,000 after beating Colby Covington as just his base salary.
Kamaru Usman Social Media
When you are in the field of media, nothing goes unseen. At times, it can be tiring to have constant light towards oneself, making it hard to live; hence, most celebrities don’t reveal much of their family.
PLunging into the case of Usman, I would like to think the same. Usman is a married man blessed with a beautiful daughter Samirah which means enchanting.
Having said this, there is no single detail about his wife, and as we guess, she must be trying hard not to get in the limelight.
Even though Usman’s secret relationship brings concern to the fans, thanks to her daughter, who takes all the media spot, Usman’s daughter is quite active in media compared to her mother.
Samirah has her own Instagram account as well as Youtube.
|Samirah’s Instagram handle||@misspretty_14|
|Samirah’s YouTube handle||Samirah Usman|
Kamaru Usman FAQs
Who did Kamaru Usman lose to?
Kamaru Usman loses to Jorge Masvidal in May 2013 via a rear-naked choke.
Is Kamaru Usman Islam?
Kamaru Usman does respect Islam; however, he was born to a Muslim family and now has converted to Christianity.
What is Kamaru Usman’s reach?
Kamaru Usman’s reach is 193 cm.