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Kamaru Usman: Net worth, salary, MMA record, next fight, family and more

Kamaru Usman has amassed a huge net worth in his career

Kamaru Usman is one of the best UFC fighters of all-time and here is all about his net worth, MMA record, next fight, wife, family and more

Net Worth (2020) $2.5million
Last fight earnings $600,000
Age 33
Date of Birth 11 May, 1987
MMA record 17-1

Kamaru Usman is a Nigerian-American UFC star who is currently the champion in the Welterweight division.

The 33-year-old carries the nickname of The Nigerian Nightmare and has a great history of wrestling during his college days.

Kamaru Usman vs Jorge Masvidal could take place soon
Kamaru Usman in action against Colby Covington (Getty)

Usman also wrestled in the NCAA Division II for a few years and became champion in the 174 pounds division in 2010. He finished with an incredible record of 44-1.

Usman has undergone a lot of hardships before coming into the UFC but all his sacrifices and hard work has paid off.

Net worth and salary

Kamaru Usman, like all UFC stars, is paid on a per fight basis and made $600,000 from his clash against Jorge Masvidal, which doesn’t include other incentive payouts.

The net worth of Kamaru Usman in 2020 is estimated to be around $2.5million, and that will only increase with more fights under his belt.

Kamaru Usman vs Colby Covington broken jaw
Kamaru Usman vs Colby Covington (L) was the big draw at UFC 245 (Image credit: Getty)

The 33-year-old started off small as he pocketed $72,500 from his first UFC appearance on the Ultimate Fighter.

However, his first UFC fight after this saw him earn just $26,500. That amount kept steadily rising and his first six-figure fight payout was against Rafael Dos Anjos where he got $205,000. He made $380,000 in the win over Tyron Woodley and $590,000 after defeating Colby Covington.

MMA and UFC record

While Usman has an excellent wrestling record from his college days, his MMA and UFC record is pretty good too.

Kamaru Usman currently has an MMA record of 17 wins and one loss. In fact, he has never lost in the UFC and holds a record of 11 wins and no losses in the promotion.

He also won the Ultimate Fighter 21 Welterweight tournament. Usman’s only MMA loss came in his second fight at CFA 11 and currently, he is 17-1 in his career.

Family, wife and relationships

Kamaru Usman was born in Nigeria while his father was in the Nigerian Army and his mother was a teacher.

He has two brothers, Kashetu and Mohammed, with the latter is also an MMA star. Usman’s father was the first to come to the United States and slowly and steadily he brought the rest of the family across to the States.

Muhammed Usman, Kamaru’s father, spent 10 years at the Seagoville Federal Correctional Institution on multiple counts of health care fraud.

His mother, Afishetu P. Usman, had to take care of the children during this time but Muhammed was expected to accompany his son for UFC 251 but the coronavirus pandemic cut short such plans.

Kamaru also is married and they have a daughter called Samirah, who was born in 2014. However, there isn’t much known about the wife of Kamaru Usman or his daughter.

Next fight

Usman’s last fight was at UFC 251 where he took on Jorge Masvidal in a huge rivalry. He defeated Gamebred in one of the most-watched UFC fight cards of all-time but his next fight should be set.

Kamaru Usman was to face Gilbert Burns in his next fight at UFC 251 but Burns tested positive for Covid-19.

Kamaru Usman defeated Jorge Mavidal at UFC 251
Kamaru Usman of Nigeria celebrates after his victory over Jorge Masvidal in their UFC welterweight championship fight (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

The fight still went on at Fight Island but Masvidal replaced Burns at short notice. The Brazilian has now recovered from the virus and should battle the champion. Usman was great against Masvidal as he kept the title, and it will be interesting to see when the UFC confirms Usman vs Burns.

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Written by Saiyed Adeem Karim

Ditching a corporate job to follow a dream isn't easy, but when football comes calling, who can say no? Been following the beautiful game since 1998. Liverpool addict, F1 fanatic!

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