Kamaru “Nigerian Nightmare” Usman

MMA Record: 19-1-0

Kamaru “Nigerian Nightmare” Usman is a 34 year old Male fighter from Nigeria with a 19-1-0 pro MMA record. Usman is scheduled to fight Colby Covington at UFC 268 on Saturday November 6, 2021 in a Welterweight bout.

Kamaru Usman has 19 wins with a 43% finish rate, including 9 by knockout, 1 by submission, 11 by decision.

Kamaru Usman is currently riding a 20 fight win streak.

Kamaru Usman's Next Fight

Kamaru Usman is set to face Colby Covington at UFC 268 on 2021-11-06

Bio Stats

  • Age 34
  • Reach 76' (193 cm)
  • Height 72' (183 cm)
  • Country Nigeria

Fighting Stats

  • Recent form WWWWW
  • Win breakdown 9 KO • 1 SUB • 11 DEC
  • Finish rate 43%
  • Loss breakdown 0 KO • 1 SUB • 0 DEC

Kamaru “Nigerian Nightmare” Usman's Record Analysis


Kamaru “Nigerian Nightmare” Usman full mixed martial arts record

Result Record Opponent Method Event Date Weight class Organization
Win 18-1-0 Jorge Masvidal KO/TKO R2 1:02 UFC 261: Usman vs. Masvidal 2 2021-04-24 Welterweight UFC
Win 17-1-0 Gilbert Burns KO/TKO R3 0:34 UFC 258: Usman vs. Burns 2021-02-13 Welterweight UFC
Win 16-1-0 Jorge Masvidal DEC R5 5:00 UFC 251: Usman vs. Masvidal 2020-07-11 Welterweight UFC
Win 15-1-0 Colby Covington KO/TKO R5 4:10 UFC 245: Usman vs. Covington 2019-12-14 Welterweight UFC
Win 14-1-0 Tyron Woodley DEC R5 5:00 UFC 235: Jones vs. Smith 2019-03-02 Welterweight UFC
Win 13-1-0 Rafael dos Anjos DEC R5 5:00 The Ultimate Fighter 28 Finale: 2018-11-30 Welterweight UFC
Win 12-1-0 Demian Maia DEC R5 5:00 UFC Fight Night 129: Maia vs. Usman 2018-05-19 Welterweight UFC
Win 11-1-0 Emil Weber Meek DEC R3 5:00 UFC Fight Night 124: Stephens vs. Choi 2018-01-14 Welterweight UFC
Win 10-1-0 Sérgio Moraes KO/TKO R1 2:48 UFC Fight Night 116: Rockhold vs. Branch 2017-09-16 Welterweight UFC
Win 9-1-0 Sean Strickland DEC R3 5:00 UFC 210: Cormier vs. Johnson 2 2017-04-08 Welterweight UFC
Win 8-1-0 Warlley Alves DEC R3 5:00 UFC Fight Night 100: Bader vs. Nogueira 2 2016-11-19 Welterweight UFC
Win 7-1-0 Alexander Yakovlev DEC R3 5:00 UFC on FOX 20: Holm vs. Shevchenko 2016-07-23 Welterweight UFC
Win 6-1-0 Leon Edwards DEC R3 5:00 UFC on FOX 17: Dos Anjos vs. Cowboy 2 2015-12-19 Welterweight UFC
Win 5-1-0 Hayder Hassan SUB R2 1:19 The Ultimate Fighter 21 Finale: 2015-07-12 Welterweight UFC
Win 5-1-0 Steve Carl DEC R2 5:00 The Ultimate Fighter Season 21: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians 2015-02-24 Welterweight TUF
Win 5-1-0 Mike Graves DEC R2 5:00 The Ultimate Fighter Season 21: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians 2015-01-27 Welterweight TUF
Win 4-1-0 Marcus Hicks KO/TKO R2 5:00 Legacy FC 33: Garcia vs. Jackson 2014-07-18 Welterweight LFC
Win 3-1-0 Lenny Lovato KO/TKO R3 1:04 Legacy FC 30: Holm vs. Werner 2014-04-04 Welterweight LFC
Win 2-1-0 Steven Rodriguez KO/TKO R1 1:31 Legacy FC 27: Means vs. Young 2014-01-31 Welterweight LFC
Win 1-1-0 Rashid Abdullah KO/TKO R1 3:49 VFC 41: 2013-12-14 Catchweight VFC
Loss 1-0-0 Jose Caceres SUB R1 3:47 CFA 11: Kyle vs. Wiuff 2 2013-05-24 Welterweight CFA
Win 0-0-0 David Glover KO/TKO R2 4:50 RFA 5: Downing vs. Rinaldi 2012-11-30 Welterweight RFA
Kamaru “Nigerian Nightmare” Usman MMA Record: 19-1-0

Kamaru “Nigerian Nightmare” Usman's last five professional MMA fights

Recent form for Kamaru Usman

Kamaru “Nigerian Nightmare” Usman's MMA career highlights

Kamaru “Nigerian Nightmare” Usman's Professional MMA debut

Usman made his professional debut against David Glover on November 30, 2012, fighting on the main card of RFA 5: Downing vs. Rinaldi.

He made a winning start to his career, defeating David Glover who carried a 0-0-0 professional MMA record into the fight.

Kamaru Usman beat David Glover by KO/TKO at 4:50 of Round 2.

Kamaru “Nigerian Nightmare” Usman's Ultimate Fighting Championship Career

Usman made his debut in the UFC against Hayder Hassan on July 12, 2015, fighting on the co-main event of The Ultimate Fighter 21 Finale having compiled a 5-1-0 professional MMA record.

Kamaru Usman beat Hayder Hassan by Submission at 1:19 of Round 2. Kamaru Usman took home an extra bonus after being awarded with Performance of the Night.

Since his debut, Usman has gone on to fight a total of 14 more times in the UFC. His UFC record stands at 14-0-0.

Winning the belt: UFC Welterweight Championship against Tyron Woodley

Usman won the UFC Welterweight Championship defeating Tyron Woodley on March 2, 2019 at UFC 235: Jones vs. Smith.

This was Usman's 1st UFC championship fight.

Kamaru Usman beat Tyron Woodley by Decision at 5:00 of Round 5.

Title defence #1: Successfully defended the UFC Welterweight Championship against Colby Covington

Usman defended his belt against Colby Covington on December 14, 2019 at UFC 245: Usman vs. Covington.

This was Usman's first successful UFC welterweight title defence.

Kamaru Usman beat Colby Covington by KO/TKO at 4:10 of Round 5. Both fighters earned a post-fight bonus, after the bout was awarded Fight of the Night.

Title defence #2: Successfully defended the UFC Welterweight Championship against Jorge Masvidal

Usman defended his belt for the 2nd time against Jorge Masvidal on July 11, 2020 at UFC 251: Usman vs. Masvidal.

Kamaru Usman beat Jorge Masvidal by Decision at 5:00 of Round 5.

Title defence #3: Successfully defended the UFC Welterweight Championship against Gilbert Burns

Usman defended his belt for the 3rd time against Gilbert Burns on February 13, 2021 at UFC 258: Usman vs. Burns.

Kamaru Usman beat Gilbert Burns by KO/TKO at 0:34 of Round 3. Kamaru Usman took home an extra bonus after being awarded with Performance of the Night.

Title defence #4: Successfully defended the UFC Welterweight Championship against Jorge Masvidal

Usman defended his belt for the 4th time against Jorge Masvidal on April 24, 2021 at UFC 261: Usman vs. Masvidal 2.

Kamaru Usman beat Jorge Masvidal by KO/TKO at 1:02 of Round 2. Kamaru Usman took home an extra bonus after being awarded with Performance of the Night.

When was Kamaru Usman's last win?

Usman's last win came against Jorge Masvidal at UFC 261 on Saturday April 24, 2021. Kamaru Usman beat Jorge Masvidal by KO/TKO at 1:02 of Round 2. Kamaru Usman took home an extra bonus after being awarded with Performance of the Night.

Who is Kamaru Usman's next opponent?

Usman is scheduled to fight Colby Covington at UFC 268 on Saturday November 6, 2021.

When was Kamaru Usman's last loss?

Usman's last loss came against Jose Caceres at CFA 11 on Friday May 24, 2013. Kamaru Usman lost to Jose Caceres by Submission at 3:47 of Round 1.

How many UFC fights has Kamaru Usman had?

Usman has fought 14 times in the UFC. His UFC record stands at 14-0-0.

How many pro MMA knockouts does Kamaru Usman have?

Usman has knocked out 9 opponents.

How many pro MMA submissions does Kamaru Usman have?

Usman has submitted 1 opponents.

How many times has Kamaru Usman been knocked out?

Usman has never been knocked out.

How many times has Kamaru Usman been submitted?

Usman has been submitted 1 times.