Kamaru Usman - Updated Dec 2023

Kamaru Usman is a Nigerian-American martial art fighter. Kamaru Usman is The Ultimate Fighter 21 tournament winner and is #10 in the UFC pound-for-pound rankings as of October 14, 2019.

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Auchi, Nigeria
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Auchi, Nigeria

Kamaru Usman

Early Life and Education

Kamaru Usman is 35 years old. She was born on May 11, 1987, in Auchi, Nigeria. He was born in the Nigerian Army. At the age of 8, Usman and his family immigrated to the United States.

Moreover, there is no detailed information regarding his personal life. Furthermore, he belongs to Nigerian-American nationality and his ethnicity is still unknown.

Talking about Kamaru’s educational history, he attended Bowie High School in Arlington, Texas.

Likewise, he went to William Penn University and then transferred to the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK).

Kamaru Usman – Net Worth 2023

Kamaru has earned a hefty sum of money throughout his professional career. His estimated net worth is not revealed yet.

However, he has earned about  $350,000 for his UFC 235 win. As of November 2018, he earned $205,000 – $75,000 to show, $75,000 to win, plus $50,000 for ‘Performance of the Night’.

Body Measurements

The Afro-American MMA fighter, Kamaru Usman has an amazing personality. He has a height of 6 feet tall and weighs around 77 kg.

Likewise, he holds 76 inches when he uses his maximum effect during his matches.


Reflecting on Kamaru’s achievements, he got National Collegiate Athletic Association, NCAA Division II Wrestling Championship ( 2010), NCAA Division II Wrestling All-American (2008, 2009, 2010), Ultimate Fighting Championship, UFC Welterweight Championship, The Ultimate Fighter 21 tournament winner, and so on.

Kamaru Usman

Caption: Kamaru Usman captured after winning UFC’s First African Champion (Source: BellaNaija)

Professional Life and Career

Kamaru started his wrestling career in his high school days. Likewise, he made his professional MMA debut in 2012 and went on to compete in promotions such as The Ultimate Fighter in 2015.

Later, he signed with the American MMA promotion, Ultimate Fighting Championship, and faced off against Hayder Hassan in the finals of the Ultimate Finals 21 Finale and won the match via a submission hold.

Kamaru Usman

Caption: Kamaru Usman captured in wrestling game (Source: Spitballingpod)

He registered Santiago Ponzinibbo at UFC Fight Night 129 on May 19, 2018, but later he took the replacement MMA competitor, Demian Maia. However, he won the bout with a unanimous decision.

Furthermore, in November 2018, Kamaru Usman faced Rafael dos Anjos at The Ultimate Fighter: Heavy Hitters Finale.

He defeated him via unanimous decision and then got a title shot against champion Tyron Woodley at UFC 235. Similarly, on March 2, 2019, he defeated Woodley via decision and became the Welterweight Champion.

O December 14, 2019, he made his first title defense and faced Colby Covington at UFC 245.

He became successful through a fifth-round technical knockout. This fight even earned him the Fight of the Night award.

Likewise, Usman is expected to defend his title for the second time against Gilbert Burns on July 11, 2020, at UFC 251.

He is also scheduled to defend his title against Gilbert Burns, on December 12, 2020, at UFC 256.

Personal Life

Reflecting on Kamaru is a married man. There is no detailed information regarding her wife. However, they are very happy with each other.

The couple is blessed with a daughter. Moreover, he keeps on posting a photo with his daughter on social media sites.

Kamaru Usman

Caption: Kamaru Usman’s photo of his wife and daughter (Source: Paragon Page)

Furthermore, there are no rumors or scandals regarding his personal as well as professional life.

Kamaru Usman – Social Media

Kamaru is socially active on media sites like Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc. He has a great fan following.

Likewise, he has more than 72k followers on Facebook,  around 1.4 million followers on Instagram, and around 206k followers on Twitter.