Kamaru Usman out for six months with suspected broken nose
Jorge Masvidal’s hopes for an immediate rematch with Kamaru Usman has been dealt a blow after reports suggest the Nigerian Nightmare will face a six-month medical suspension from fighting. Gamebred stepped in as a late replacement to take on the welterweight champion at UFC 251 on Fight Island after Gilbert Burns, Usman’s intended opponent, pulled…
Kamaru Usman defeats Jorge Masvidal to retain welterweight crown
The stock of Nigerians in the UFC rose again early on Sunday morning as Kamaru Usman defeated Jorge "Gamebred" Masvidal to retain his crown as the undisputed welterweight champion at UFC 251. The three judges for the night unanimously found Usman better than his opponent and scored him 50-45, 50-45 and 49-46. Usman has now…
Usman favoured to retain crown as Masvidal laments coach’s absence
UFC Welterweight champion, Nigeria’s Kamaru Usman has been tipped as the favourite in his championship bout with Jorge Masvidal tomorrow at the UFC Fight Island facility on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.
Masvidal explains why he dislikes ‘coward’ Usman
Jorge Masvidal is not a fan of UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman, who he’ll fight in the main event of UFC 251 this Saturday, reports bjpenn.com.
Nigeria’s Kamaru Usman knocks out Colby Covington to retain UFC title
Nigeria’s Kamaru Usman, in the early hours of yesterday, defeated Colby Covington courtesy of a fifth-round knockout to retain his UFC welterweight title at UFC 245 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Nigeria's Kamaru Usman knocks out Colby Covington to retain UFC title
Nigeria’s Kamaru Usman, in the early hours of Sunday, defeated Colby Covington courtesy of a fifth-round knockout to retain his UFC welterweight title at UFC 245 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 'Nigerian Nightmare' stopped Covington in the final round after multiple knockdowns, in a contest that saw the two elite wrestlers strike throughout. …
Kamaru Usman gets fight date against rival in UFC
Kamaru Usman will defend his UFC welterweight title against rival Colby Covington in the main event of UFC 245 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The fight, scheduled for December 14, is Usman's first defence of the welterweight title he won in March against Tyron Woodley. The win took Usman's streak to 14 in a…
Kamaru Usman: Nigerian Nightmare, Samirah’s Dream
When Kamarudeen Usman left his village in Auchi, Edo State, for the United States with his parents at the age of five, being a mixed martial artist was not on his mind. Life was basic and modest. There weren’t many cars in the village but life was good. But moving to the US changed everything for…
Nigerians fighting their way to glory outside of Nigeria
Nigeria has always had a history when it comes to combat sports. The towering legend of Dick Tiger was impossible to escape, Hogan ‘Kid’ Bassey held a featherweight title as far back as 1957, and in the last three decades the likes of David Izonritei, Ike Ibeabuchi and Samuel Peter have shaken up the heavyweight division.