- Kamaru Usman is the former UFC Welterweight Champion.
- Usman is coming off a loss to Khamzat Chimaev in middleweight debut.
- Usman wants to stay in the middleweight division to become a champion.
Kamaru Usman came up short against undefeated phenom Khamzat Chimaev in their middleweight world title showdown in the co-main event of UFC 294 on October 2023 after stepping in for Paula Costa on days’ notice. It was Usman’s debut in the 185-pound division after competing most of his career in the welterweight division. Also, it was only his fourth career loss in 24 fights.
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— UFC News (@UFCNews) October 21, 2023
Despite this loss, Usman is still notable in BetMGM’s online sportsbook through the UFC odds, as fans expect him to make an eventual run for 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?
In the aftermath of his loss to Chimaev, Usman openly said that he feels good in the middleweight division and plans to stick in the weight class with an eventual goal of winning another UFC title. He can fight other top contenders like Paulo Costa, Marvin Vettori, Jared Cannonier, and Robert Whittaker for his next fight.
I dared 2 be great & fell short. Sometimes this is the journey of life. I prey I never complain about the cards I’ve been dealt 4 I have been blessed beyond my wildest dreams Alhamdulilah 4 everything. We go back 2 the drawing board &Insha Allah we’ll be back 🏿#UFC294 #GREATFUL pic.twitter.com/UWtOX0RSwA
— KAMARU USMAN (@USMAN84kg) October 23, 2023
Kamaru Usman MMA Record and Statistics
- MMA record: 20-4
- 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 $5.8 million, including his base pay, win bonuses, performance bonuses, and incentive pay. His latest single-fight pay against Chimaev at UFC 294 was estimated at $1.6 million.
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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