Kamaru Usman, the Nigerian-American UFC Welterweight champion is set to take on Colby Covington in tonight’s UFC 245.
Usman was born May 11, 1987; in Auchi, Nigeria and since his professional debut in 2012, he is best known as the ‘Nigerian Nightmare’
Earlier this year he became the first African UFC champion after comprehensively beating American Tyron Woodley at UFC 235.
He was born in Benin City, Nigeria and moved to the United States when he was five years old. Usman began by wresting in high school. He later attended the University of Nebraska at Kearney. He made his debut as a professional MMA fighter in November of 2012.
He is known for competing in the Ultimate Fighting Championship and for winning the Ultimate Fighter 21 competition Ultimate Fighter: American Top Team Vs. Blackzilians.
However, underneath that display of rage and talent in every fight, Kamaru Usman most definitely has a softer-sweeter side -that comes out through his adorable five year old daughter, Samirah Usman.
To say that Kamaru Usman is a proud father might be an understatement. He’s been heavily photographed kissing and hugging his daughters after fights and he often shows her off on his social media. The father-daughter duo has even started training together as little Samirah joins her father at gym workouts. The little girl even has her own Instagram account -which is obviously managed by both her mother and father.
However, even though Samirah is quite popular on the gram, her mother is virtually unknown.
Kamaru Usman confirmed during an interview back in 2016, that his girlfriend hails from Brazil, saying “I’m loving Brazil, my girlfriend is Brazilian, my daughter is half-Brazilian”
That was a few years ago, so is safe to say the couple has been together for over five years. Some sites have identified her a Jackie, stating that the UFC wag and mother currently resides in South Florida with her man and little daughter.
Find Kamaru Usman on Instagram here.