Top 5 wins of Kamaru Usman in UFC

Jorge Masvidal, Gilbert Burns, Tyron Woodley all have fallen down in front of Kamaru Usman. Here goes the list of the top 5 wins of Kamaru Usman's UFC career.

Top 5 wins of Kamaru Usman
Kamaru Usman vs Jorge Masvidal 2

‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ Kamaru Usman is one of the most dominating UFC champions ever. Usman holds a record of 19-1 in his MMA career and a perfect record of 13-0 inside UFC. Throughout his career Kamaru Usman has defeated some of the biggest names of the division, let’s have a look at the top 5 wins of Kamaru Usman in UFC.

Usman started his UFC journey with The Ultimate Fighter: American Top Team vs Blackzilians. He defeated Hayder Hassan via second-round submission and won the Ultimate Fighter 21. ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ defeated Tyron Woodley at UFC 235 to capture the UFC Welterweight Championship and he broke many records during his championship run.

Rafael Dos Anjos, Demian Maia, Tyron Woodley, Jorge Masvidal*2, all these are some of the biggest names that fell in front of the wrath of Usman. Now let us go through the top 5 wins of Kamaru Usman.

Here goes the list of top 5 wins of Kamaru Usman in UFC

5. Kamaru Usman vs Jorge Masvidal 1

Kamaru Usman vs Jorge Masvidal 1
Kamaru Usman vs Jorge Masvidal 1

‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ Kamaru Usman faced the BMF titleholder, Jorge Masvidal on a short notice fight at UFC 251. Usman was booked to face Gilbert Burns in this fight but Burns tested positive for COVID and Masvidal accepted this fight on one week’s notice.

These two giants of the Welterweight division produced a show for the ages and after five rounds of hard-fought battle, Kamaru Usman defeated Jorge Masvidal via unanimous decision of the judges. This win of Usman is ranked on number 5th in our list of top 5 wins of Kamaru Usman.

4. Kamaru Usman vs Gilbert Burns

Kamaru Usman vs Gilbert Burns
Kamaru Usman vs Gilbert Burns

Kamaru Usman faced his former teammate and training partner, Gilbert Burns in the main event of UFC 258. Burns was on a six-fight winning streak entering into this fight and he was determined to leave the Octagon with the UFC Welterweight title around his waist.

The challenger rocked Usman with a right hand in the first round but he recovered well and defeated Gilbert Burns with a third-round TKO. Kamaru Usman also won the performance of the night bonus for this fight and this win is ranked number four in our list of top 5 wins of Kamaru Usman.

3. Kamaru Usman vs Colby Covington

Kamaru Usman vs Colby Covington
Kamaru Usman vs Colby Covington

The Nigerian Nightmare’ faced the former interim UFC Welterweight champion, Colby Covington in the main event of UFC 245 for his first title defense. Usman won the Welterweight champion just one event prior to this and he was the hot favorite to win this one.

Covington took the champ into deep waters and he was even ahead on one judge’s scorecard after the end of four rounds. But Usman ended the fight in the fifth round and won the fight of the night bonus as well for his performance against Colby Covington. This win of Kamaru Usman is ranked number three in our list of top 5 wins of Kamaru Usman.

2. Kamaru Usman vs Tyron Woodley

Kamaru Usman vs Tyron Woodley
Kamaru Usman vs Tyron Woodley

Kamaru Usman defeated some of the biggest names of the Welterweight division such as Rafael Dos Anjos, Demian Maia, Sergio Moraes, and others to win a title shot against the former titleholder, Tyron Woodley.

Usman and Woodley faced each other in the co-main event of UFC 235 and after five rounds of hard-fought battle, Kamaru Usman defeated Tyron Woodley by unanimous decision of the judges. With this win ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ won the UFC Welterweight title and started his reign in the division. This win of Usman is ranked number two in our list of top 5 wins of Kamaru Usman.

1. Kamaru Usman vs Jorge Masvidal 2

Usman faced Jorge Masvidal in a rematch at the main event of UFC 261. Masvidal has been demanding the rematch since losing the first fight on short notice. Gamebred claimed that he is going to defeat Usman by entering into this fight with a full camp.

But this one ended being a nightmare for him. He lasted five rounds with Kamaru Usman in the first fight but this time ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ knocked him out in the very second round of the fight and defended his title the fourth time. This win of Usman is ranked number one in our list of top 5 wins of Kamaru Usman.

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