- Leon Edwards defeated Kamaru Usman in their trilogy match.
- Usman sustained his first back-to-back losses in his MMA career.
- Usman’s next opponent is not yet determined.
Kamaru Usman failed to regain his welterweight title in the main event of UFC 286 after sustaining a majority decision loss to rival Leon Edwards. It was only Usman’s third career MMA loss and his first back-to-back setback. At 35, the “Nigerian Nightmare” is not here to stay any longer in the game, as he stated in the post-fight interview.
Despite this loss, Usman is still notable in BetMGM’s online sportsbook through the UFC odds, as fans expect him to make another run for the title and reclaim the title. The ultimate question now is, when will he return to fight again, and who will be his opponent?
When Is Kamaru Usman’s Next Fight?
Kamaru Usman’s latest defeat to Leon Edwards has put him in a unique situation in the welterweight division, as he has defeated several contenders already during his reign. But there are a few more up-and-coming names in the division that he can fight next, such as Khamzat Chimaev, Belal Muhammad and Shavkat Rakhmonov.
Kamaru Usman MMA Record and Statistics
- MMA record: 20-3
- Wins by TKO/KO: 9
- Wins by submission: 1
- Wins by decision: 10
- Striking accuracy: 53%
- Significant strikes landed per minute: 4.55
- Significant strikes absorbed: 2.56
- Takedown average per 15 minutes: 3.01
- Submission average per 15 minutes: 0.11
- Significant strikes defense: 57%
- Takedown defense: 97%
- Knockdown average: 0.55
- Average fight time: 17:07
Kamaru Usman Notable Wins
After ruling The Ultimate Fighter 21 in July 2015, Kamaru Usman piled up the victories against every opponent the UFC has put in front of him, and some of the top names he defeated were Leon Edwards, Sean Strickland, Demian Maia, Rafael Dos Anjos, Tyron Woodley, Colby Covington, Jorge Masvidal and Gilbert Burns.
Kamaru Usman UFC Earnings
Kamaru Usman’s accumulated UFC career earnings are estimated at $4.2 million, including his base pay, win bonuses, performance bonuses and incentive pay. The biggest single-fight payday he received was $692,000 when he fought Jorge Masvidal in their title rematch in April 2021 for UFC 261. Usman scored a second-round knockout of Masvidal in the headliner of the event in Jacksonville, Florida.
Kamaru Usman Team and Corner
Kamaru Usman was a former member of Sanford MMA in Florida during his early years in the UFC, where he was guided by coaches Henri Hooft and Greg Jones. Under Sanford MMA, he was able to train with other top UFC contenders, Gilbert Burns, Michael Chandler, Luke Rockhold and Vicente Luque.
But because of the inevitable fight between him and Gilbert Burns, Usman was forced to leave his former team to train against his former teammate, and he found a new coach in Trevor Wittman and Jorge Santiago. Apart from Usman, Wittman also trains Rose Namajunas and Justin Gaethje. Other personalities in Kamaru Usman’s corner during fights are Francis Ngannou and his brother Mohammed Usman.
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