UFC Star Kamaru Usman; Wife, Daughter, Brother, Net Worth & Facts

Published Date: 07 May, 2020 Updated date: 07 May, 2020 By Celebs Podium

Also known as “The Nigerian Nightmare,” Kamaru Usman is a prominent name in The UFC. On his personal side, the MMA fighter shares an intimate bond with his baby daughter.

Nigerian American fighter Kamaru Usman competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. The mixed martial artist is the current UFC Welterweight Champion and the winner of The Ultimate Fighter 21 tournament.

Kamaru Usman Family, Brother

Kamarudeen Usman hails from Auchi, Nigeria, who was born on 11 May 1987. He is one of the four children of Nigerian parents Muhammed Nasiru Usman and Afishetu Usman. His father was a Nigerian Army and also worked as a pharmacist in Nigeria. He has two brothers Kashetu Usman and Mohammed Usman and a younger sister named Ashlynn Usman. Kamaru and his family immigrated to the United States when he was eight years old.


Kamaru Usman in a childhood picture with his mother and three siblings (Kamaru’s Instagram)

All his siblings were involved in sports activities. His brother Kashetu played soccer at the University of South Carolina Aiken and another brother Mohammed played football for the University of Arizona. Meanwhile, his sister played volleyball at Tarleton State University.

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Usman attended Bowie High School in Arlington, Texas, where he started wrestling. He wrestled in Iowa at William Penn University for one year and then transferred to the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK).

His MMA Career, Achievements

Kamaru made his MMA debut at the age of 25 in November 2012. He then competed for several regional promotions before moving to The Ultimate Fighter in February 2015. In his debut fight in The Ultimate Fighter 21, he faced Michael Graves, winning the fight via majority decision.


Kamaru Usman made his MMA debut in 2012 (MMA Mania)

Moving to the Ultimate Fighting Championship, he won the first fight against Leon Edwards on 19 December 2015 at UFC on Fox 17. On 2nd March 2019, he faced UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley in the co-main event at UFC 235. Usman became the new UFC Welterweight Champion after winning the fight via unanimous decision. He made his first title defense, facing Colby Covington at UFC 245 on 14 December 2019. He won the fight via fifth-round technical knockout and also earned the Fight of the Night award.

How Much Is Kamaru Usman’s Net Worth?

The UFC Welterweight Champion has made remarkable earnings from his MMA career. He made a UFC 245 payout of $500,000 in 2019, being the top earners of the competition.

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Kamaru is likely to enjoy his net worth in millions but he has not revealed the actual sum.

Fathers A Daughter. Does Have A Wife?

The 32-year-old remains secret about his personal life. He has not disclosed his dating status out to the media and public.


Kamaru Usman loves spending time with his daughter Samirah Usman (Kamaru’s Instagram)

However, Kamaru was reportedly in a relationship with a lady, who hails from Brazil. He is even the father of an adorable daughter, born from their relationship. Usman and his Brazilian girlfriend welcomed a daughter named Samirah Usman on 29 July 2014. He is often seen with his daughter on numerous pictures on his Instagram profile. Meanwhile, his daughter has an Instagram account handled by her parents, which has more than 2.4k followers.

Some Interesting Facts About Kamaru Usman

  • Kamaru ranks #7 in the UFC men’s pound-for-pound rankings as of January 2020.
  • While at the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK), he became the NCAA Division II national champion at 174 lbs in 2010.
  • His Twitter account was hacked on 18 January 2020 which sent a string of offensive tweets to Conor McGregor.
  • His brother Mohammad is also an MMA fighter who is signed to Professional Fighters League (PFL) as of 2020.
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