Kamaru Usman Net Worth

Kamaru Usman is a Nigerian-American professional mixed martial artist. He competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and is a former Welterweight champion. The 35-year-old’s net worth is $3 million. Here we bring you Kamaru Usman’s net worth, salary, earnings, career, MMA record, wife, and more.

Kamaru Usman’s Biography and Career

Kamarudeen Usman was born on May 11, 1987, in Auchi, Edo, Nigeria. His father was a major in the Nigerian Army. The family moved to Dallas, Texas, U.S., when Usman was 8 years old.

Usman attended Bowie High School in Arlington, Texas, and started wrestling. He first attended William Penn State University and, later, the University of Nebraska at Kearney. He had an impressive collegiate career, winning the 2010 NCAA Division II National Championship and being a three-time NCAA Division II All-American.

MMA Career

Kamaru Usman made his professional MMA debut in November 2012. “The Nigerian Nightmare” competes in the UFC Welterweight Division. He is a former welterweight champion and currently is #5 in the UFC men’s pound-for-pound rankings.

As of writing, he is on a 20-2 MMA record, with 9 wins via KO/TKO. At UFC 235 in March 2019, Kamaru Usman beat Tyron Woodley to win the UFC Welterweight title. He defended the title 5 times against the likes of Colby Covington, Jorge Masvidal, and Gilbert Burns.

He lost his title to Leon Edwards at UFC 278, in August 2022, in what was the 2nd defeat in his MMA career.

The 35-year-old has the most consecutive wins in the UFC welterweight division, 15. He became the UFC Performance of the Night four times and Fight of the Night once. He was named the 2021 Fighter of the Year.

Kamaru Usman is scheduled to face Leon Edwards at UFC 286 main event, on March 18, 2023, for the welterweight championship.

Kamaru Usman’s Net Worth, Salary, and Earnings

In 2023, UFC welterweight great Kamaru Usman’s estimated net worth is $3 million. His primary sources of earnings are his fight purse and incentives.

The Nigerian Nightmare Usman’s official base salary is close to $600,000, depending on his UFC contract, the event, and the opponent.

At UFC 278, Kamaru Usman earned a $500,000 base salary for his knockout defeat to Leon Edwards.

According to several sources, Usman pocketed a $1 million flat pay (no win bonus), $850,000 PPV share, and $42,000 sponsorship money for his win against Colby Covington at UFC 268.

He is a four-time UFC Performance of the Night winner, pocketing a $50,000 bonus money for each occasion.

Moreover, Kamaru Usman earns thousands of dollars from sponsorship deals with brands. Reebok and Trifecta have endorsed him. He has over 3.4 million followers on his Insta.

Personal Info

Full NameKamarudeen Usman
NicknameThe Nigerian Nightmare
Date of BirthMay 11, 1987
Birth PlaceAuchi, Edo, Nigeria
Nationality Nigerian, American
Age 35
Height 183 cm (6 ft)
Weight170 lb (77 kg)
Division Welterweight  
Promotion UFC
MMA Record20-2
Net Worth$3 million
Base Salary$600,000
Relationship StatusMarried
SpouseEleslie Dietzsch
ChildrenSamirah Usman
Instagram @usman84kg


UFC welterweight great Kamaru Usman is a married man. His lovely wife is Eleslie Dietzsch. However, Usman prefers to keep his love life away from the spotlight. It is unknown when the two got married.

Usman has a daughter, Samirah, who was born in 2014.

Kamaru Usman Daughter Samirah
Source: Instagram


Born on May 11, 1987, he is 35 years old.

Height and Weight

He is 183 cm (6 ft) tall and 170 lb. He competes in the UFC Welterweight division.


Kamaru Usman’s nickname is The Nigerian Nightmare.

MMA Record

[As of March 7, 2023]

Total Fights22
Win by KO/TKO9


What is Kamaru Usman’s Net Worth in 2023?

In 2023, his estimated net worth is $3 million.

Where is he from?

He is a Nigerian-American, born in Auchi, Edo, Nigeria, and moved to Dallas, Texas.

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