Kamaru Usman Next Fight

Last Modified Oct 16, 2023 08:38 GMT

Kamaru Usman is currently the No.1 ranked welterweight fighter and former champion in the welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

Kamaru Usman (Image courtesy: Jeff Bottari/Getty Images)

Kamaru Usman was born in Auchi, Edo, Nigeria on May 11, 1987. He moved to the United States of America in his childhood along with his brothers. In his high school years, Usman started wrestling, and he dreamt of making it to the Olympics in 2012 but was forced to change his plans due to injuries.

Kamaru Usman took professional mixed martial arts and made his debut in the sport on November 30, 2012, against David Glover at RFA 5 in Kearney, Nebraska, United States. Usman defeated Glover via TKO in the second round and started his professional career with a victory. In his second bout, he locked horns against Jose Caceres at CFA 11 on May 24, 2013, in Coral Gables, Florida, United States. Caceres defeated Usman by submission and handed him his first professional MMA loss. Recovering from his loss, Usman established a dominating and prolonged winning streak for years before losing a fight again.

On March 2, 2019, Kamaru Usman got his opportunity for the UFC welterweight title. He locked horns with the then UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley at UFC 235, and won the bout via unanimous decision. Thereafter, Usman embarked on a dominating title reign which went on for years, and made five successful title defenses in his reign. In a major upset, Kamaru Usman lost to Leon Edwards at UFC 278, on August 20, 2022, via TKO in the closing moments of the final round of the showdown. His defeat ended his championship reign which started on March 2, 2019, and ended on August 20, 2022. Usman again met Edwards in a rematch at UFC 286 but failed to reclaim his lost title as Edwards was declared the winner via majority decision.

Kamaru Usman Next Fight - Opponent, Date, Location

Kamaru Usman is scheduled to lock horns against the undefeated Khamzat Chimaev in the co-main event of UFC 294 on October 21, 2023, at Etihad Arena, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The duo will square off in a middleweight bout which will also mark Khamzat Chimaev’s much awaited return to the Octagon.

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Kamaru Usman's Record so far

Kamaru Usman has a professional record of 20 wins and 3 losses so far in his professional mixed martial arts career. Two of his three total losses came in his recent bouts with Leon Edwards after years of dominance in his division.

Loss20–3Leon EdwardsDecision (majority)UFC 286March 18, 202355:00London, EnglandFor the UFC Welterweight Championship. Edwards was deducted 1 point in round 3 due to grabbing the fence.
Loss20–2Leon EdwardsKO (head kick)UFC 278August 20, 202254:04Salt Lake City, Utah, United StatesLost the UFC Welterweight Championship.
Win20–1Colby CovingtonDecision (unanimous)UFC 268November 6, 202155:00New York City, New York, United StatesDefended the UFC Welterweight Championship.
Win19–1Jorge MasvidalKO (punch)UFC 261April 24, 202121:02Jacksonville, Florida, United StatesDefended the UFC Welterweight Championship. Performance of the Night.
Win18–1Gilbert BurnsTKO (punches)UFC 258February 13, 202130:34Las Vegas, Nevada, United StatesDefended the UFC Welterweight Championship. Performance of the Night.
Win17–1Jorge MasvidalDecision (unanimous)UFC 251July 12, 202055:00Abu Dhabi, United Arab EmiratesDefended the UFC Welterweight Championship.
Win16–1Colby CovingtonTKO (punches)UFC 245December 14, 201954:10Las Vegas, Nevada, United StatesDefended the UFC Welterweight Championship. Fight of the Night.
Win15–1Tyron WoodleyDecision (unanimous)UFC 235March 2, 201955:00Las Vegas, Nevada, United StatesWon the UFC Welterweight Championship.
Win14–1Rafael dos AnjosDecision (unanimous)The Ultimate Fighter: Heavy Hitters FinaleNovember 30, 201855:00Las Vegas, Nevada, United StatesPerformance of the Night.
Win13–1Demian MaiaDecision (unanimous)UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. UsmanMay 19, 201855:00Santiago, Chile
Win12–1Emil Weber MeekDecision (unanimous)UFC Fight Night: Stephens vs. ChoiJanuary 14, 201835:00St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Win11–1Sérgio MoraesKO (punch)UFC Fight Night: Rockhold vs. BranchSeptember 16, 201712:48Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Win10–1Sean StricklandDecision (unanimous)UFC 210April 8, 201735:00Buffalo, New York, United States
Win9–1Warlley AlvesDecision (unanimous)UFC Fight Night: Bader vs. Nogueira 2November 19, 201635:00São Paulo, Brazil
Win8–1Alexander YakovlevDecision (unanimous)UFC on Fox: Holm vs. ShevchenkoJuly 23, 201635:00Chicago, Illinois, United StatesYakovlev was deducted one point in round 1 for grabbing the cage.
Win7–1Leon EdwardsDecision (unanimous)UFC on Fox: dos Anjos vs. Cowboy 2December 19, 201535:00Orlando, Florida, United States
Win6–1Hayder HassanSubmission (arm-triangle choke)The Ultimate Fighter: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians FinaleJuly 12, 201521:19Las Vegas, Nevada, United StatesWon The Ultimate Fighter 21 Welterweight Tournament. Performance of the Night.
Win5–1Marcus HicksTKO (punches)Legacy FC 33July 18, 201425:00Allen, Texas, United States
Win4–1Lenny LovotoTKO (punches)Legacy FC 30April 4, 201431:04Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Win3–1Steven RodriguezTKO (punches)Legacy FC 27January 31, 201411:31Houston, Texas, United States
Win2–1Rashid AbdullahTKO (punches)VFC 41December 14, 201313:49Ralston, Nebraska, United StatesCatchweight (180 lb) bout.
Loss1–1Jose CaceresSubmission (rear-naked choke)CFA 11May 24, 201313:47Coral Gables, Florida, United States
Win1–0David GloverTKO (punches)RFA 5November 30, 201224:50Kearney, Nebraska, United StatesWelterweight debut.

Khamzat Chimaev's Record so far

Khamzat Chimaev has a perfect professional mixed martial arts career of 12 fights and 0 losses. He defeated Kevin Holland via submission at UFC 279 in a catchweight bout after missing weight in his most recent fight.

Win12–0Kevin HollandSubmission (brabo choke)UFC 27910-Sep-2212:13Las Vegas, Nevada, United StatesCatchweight (180 lb) bout.
Win11–0Gilbert BurnsDecision (unanimous)UFC 27309-Apr-2235:00Jacksonville, Florida, United StatesFight of the Night.
Win10–0Li JingliangTechnical Submission (rear-naked choke)UFC 26730-Oct-2113:16Abu Dhabi, United Arab EmiratesPerformance of the Night.
Win9–0Gerald MeerschaertKO (punch)UFC Fight Night: Covington vs. Woodley19-Sep-2010:17Las Vegas, Nevada, United StatesMiddleweight bout. Performance of the Night.
Win8–0Rhys McKeeTKO (punches)UFC on ESPN: Whittaker vs. Till26-Jul-2013:09Abu Dhabi, United Arab EmiratesBroke the record for quickest turnaround between UFC wins in the modern era (10 days). Performance of the Night.
Win7–0John PhillipsSubmission (brabo choke)UFC on ESPN: Kattar vs. Ige16-Jul-2021:12Abu Dhabi, United Arab EmiratesMiddleweight bout. Performance of the Night.
Win6–0Mzwandile HlongwaTechnical Submission (brabo choke)Brave CF 2704-Oct-1921:15Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Win5–0Ikram AliskerovKO (punch)Brave CF 2319-Apr-1912:26Amman, JordanCatchweight (180 lb) bout. Knockout of the Night.
Win4–0Sidney WheelerTKO (submission to punches)Brave CF 2022-Dec-1810:35Hyderabad, IndiaMiddleweight bout.
Win3–0Marko KisičTKO (punches)Brave CF 1816-Nov-1813:12Manama, BahrainWelterweight debut.
Win2–0Ole MagnorSubmission (rear-naked choke)Fight Club Rush 318-Aug-1814:23Västerås, SwedenMiddleweight debut.
Win1–0Gard Olve SagenTKO (punches)International Ring Fight Arena 1426-May-1820:05Uppsala, SwedenCatchweight (176 lb) bout.

Kamaru Usman Last Fight

Kamaru Usman locked horns with Leon Edwards at UFC 286 on March 18, 2023, in London, England. The duo met each other in a rematch as Edwards had defeated Usman at UFC 278 and taken his welterweight title. Usman fought through the five rounds with Edwards but failed to seal a victory. Judges declared Leon Edwards as the winner via unanimous decision.

*Last updated on October 16, 2023.


Q. What is the professional MMA record of Kamaru Usman?

A. He has a professional MMA record of 20 wins and 3 losses.

Q. Who defeated Kamaru Usman at UFC 278?

A. Leon Edwards defeated Kamaru Usman at UFC 278.

Q. When will Kamaru Usman fight next?

A. Kamaru Usman will fight on October 21, 2023, in his next fight.

Q. Who will Kamaru Usman fight in his next fight?

A. He will face Khamzat Chimaev in his next fight.

Q. In which weight class will Kamaru Usman fight in his next fight?

A. Kamaru Usman will compete in a middleweight bout in his next fight.