Usman Beats Woodley, Becomes First African-Born UFC Welterweight Champion

Usman Beats Woodley, Becomes First African-Born UFC Welterweight Champion

Kamaru Usman defeated Tyron Woodley to become the first African-born and Nigerian Welterweight UFC Champion reports Completesports.com.

Usman dominated Woodley all through the fight and recorded a unanimous point decision of 50-44, 50-44 and 50-45 by the three judges at T-Mobile Arena.

With the victory, Usman, a Nigeria native who now resides in Dallas, improved to 15-1. He’s won 14 in a row and is 10-0 in the UFC, dating back to winning The Ultimate Fighter 21.

“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 f*cking welterweight on the planet,” Usman who is on a 10-fight win streak inside the UFC told reporters after the fight.

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“Give it up for Tyron give it up to him, when you talk greatest welterweights of all time that man is in the conversation,” Usman told reporters after the fight.”

Woodley (19-4-1), who had been champion since August 2016 had been on a seven-fight unbeaten streak snapped and is 6-1-1 in his past eight.

“No excuses,” Woodley said after the fight to reporters at the ringside.”

“Sometimes you have those nights that are just like a bad dream.”

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  • Chima E Samuels 3 years ago

    Kamaru the Edo Warrior kudos brother man you have always been the best no wonder your rivals tried everything to avoid you but today you have met and dispatched them all. Nigeria loves you and your sports discipline is also appreciated just like soccer

  • Edoman of NewJersey,USA 3 years ago

    Usman is a great warrior and a proud Edoman from Edo North. I couldn’t be prouder as a Nigeria to see the ferocity , the hunger and the determination with which he fought his opponent in that Cage. He is now known as a “Nigerian nightmare”. The way he showed off his baby little girl soon after he destroyed and won the World Championship Crawn in the front of the whole World was amazing, with the Nigeria Flag at the background of course.

    • PapaFem 3 years ago

      We have the Last StyleBender, Israel Adesanya. Now Kamaru took to a new level: first African-born UFC Champion. Guys, pls watch out for Sadiq Yussuf. Another Nigeria, Yoruba, in UFC. He’s more dangerous than these guys. Can’t wait to see him move up the ladder too.