MMA fighter, Kamaru Usman popularly referred to as Nigerian Nightmare knocked out Colby Covington Sunday morning to retain his welterweight title at the UFC 245.
MMA fighter, Kamaru Usman knocked out Colby Covington Sunday morning to retain his welterweight title at the UFC 245 becoming the first African fighter to not only win an Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) title, but also retain it.
The Nigerian fighter showed why his striking is just a little bit ahead of the game, fending off the challenge of Colby Covington to defend his UFC welterweight title Saturday night at UFC 245.
In the fifth and final round, Usman dropped Covington twice, forcing the ref to call a stop to the contest with less than a minute to go.
Watch full fight below
Meet Kamaru Usman
Kamaru Usman (31) hails from Auchi, Edo State.
He left Nigeria for Arlington, Texas, when he was 8 years old. After wrestling throughout high school and college, he made his professional MMA debut in November 2012. He eventually tried out for The Ultimate Fighter in early 2015.
Usman, known as the ‘Nigerian Nightmare’, made history by dethroning Tyron Woodley (one of the best in the game) in March 2019.
This made him the very first Nigerian and African to win the welterweight title.
“I might not be the best striker, I might not be the best wrestler, but when it comes to mixing it up, there’s no question I’m the best welterweight on the planet,” he said after the victory.
Usman is currently one of five Africans in the UFC. He currently has an unbeaten record in the UFC.