Kamaru Usman

Kamaru Usman is a Nigerian-American professional MMA fighter. He is also a former freestyle wrestler. Read the full article to know Usman’s net worth, wife, salary, and height.

About Kamaru Usman:

Usman is a fearless fighter who is currently standing #1 in the UFC men’s pound-for-pound fights. He has been holding the position since September 2021. Moreover, he was a freestyle wrestler and graduated folkstyle wrestler. The 34-year-old came from a humble background. Being born in a small hometown, he faced many problems in his childhood. He even worked on his father’s farm in his childhood in Nigeria. Eventually, his family moved to the US because of his father’s job.

Usman was an athlete even when he was a child. He first tried his luck in football at his school but decided to quit after back-to-back injuries. Then he started showing interest in fighting. “The Nigerian Nightmare” also served as a wrestling coach for Team Miller. He started his professional MMA career in 2012.

Kamaru Usman’s overall MMA career is exceptional. He has fought 21 MMA fights and lost only one of them. Among these, he won via KO 9 times and submission once. Currently, he is competing in the welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is the reigning UFC Welterweight Champion. He holds many records of his name. The Nigerian fighter has won The Ultimate Fighter 21 tournament twice. He has also won the December 2019 Fight of the Month award. Additionally, he has been listed as the 2021 Fighter of the year by ESPN, Yahoo! Sports, Lowkick MMA, CBS Sports, BT Sports, and Combat Press.

Kamaru Usman’s Net Worth and Salary:

Usman’s net worth is $3 million in 2023. He amassed a huge $6.5 million career earnings from his UFC career. He earned prize money of $692,000 in his match against Jorge Masvidal. This was also his highest paycheck. He earns a salary of about $600,000 from each fight. Additionally, he earns around $40,000 per fight from sponsorships. Tonight, Usman will earn a $750k guaranteed purse against Leon Edwards at UFC 278.

Quick Facts:

Full Name Kamaru Usman
Nickname The Nigerian Nightmare
Stance Orthodox
Division Welterweight
Born May 11, 1987
Birthplace Auchi, Nigeria
Debut 2012
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg)
Age 35
Birthplace Auchi, Nigeria
Religion Muslim
Nationality Nigerian-American
Net Worth $3 Million
Marital Status Married
Father name Muhammed Nasiru Usman
Mother name Afishetu P. Usman
Salary $1 million
Twitter Handle @USMAN84kg
Instagram Handle @usman84kg

Usman’s Wife:

Kamaru Usman is married to Eleslie Dietzsch. Dietzsch is a beautiful Brazilian woman. The pair kept their relationship and personal life-related information private. They share a daughter named Samirah. She was born on 2014.

Kamaru Usman with wife and daughter

His Age:

Usman was born on May 11, 1987, in Auchi Nigeria. Later, he moved to America and acquired citizenship there. As so, his nationality is considered Nigerian-American. Currently, the athlete is 35 years old.

His Height and Weight:

The Nigerian-American MMA fighter’s height is 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m). He weighs 170 lb (77 kg) and is a welterweight division competitor.

His Nickname

The UFC Welterweight champion is also known as ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’. This name perfectly describes what a threat he is to his opponents. This nickname was used by the veteran NFL fighter Christian Okoye. However, the retired star permitted Usman to use this nickname. During an interview, Usman said that the nickname shows how good an athlete he is.

Usman’s Endorsements:

Kamaru Usman currently has a sponsorship service with the food delivery service, Trifecta. Previously, he had endorsement deals with Reebok.

Kamaru Usman’s stats:

Professional Career Overview

Category Win Loss
KO 9 0
Submission 1 1
Decision 10 0

UFC Career Statistics

Category Stats
Significant Strikes Landed per Minute 4.66
Significant Striking Accuracy 52%
Significant Strikes Absorbed per Minute 2.59
Significant Strike Defense 58%
Avg Takedowns Landed per 15min 3.00
Takedown Accuracy 49%
Takedown Defense 100%
Avg Submissions Attempted per 15min 0.1

Kamaru Usman | UFC Year of the Fighter

FAQ about Kamaru Usman:

What is Kamaru Usman’s Net Worth in 2023?

Kamaru Usman’s net worth is $3 million in 2023.

What is Usman’s Career Earnings?

Usman’s career earnings reached over $6.5 million in 2023.

Is He Married?

Yes. Usman is married to Eleslie Dietzsch.

How Tall is Usman?

Usman is 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) tall.


Abdullah Al Hasan writes about various players, especially about their Biography. He is a freelance content writer and a full-time blogger by profession. He also writes on Surprise Sports regularly.


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