Monday, 4 March 2019
Kamaru Usman has become the first African Champion
Kamaru Usman has become the first African fighter to win a Ultimate Fighting Championship ( UFC) title.
He won the Mix -Marital arts (MMA) bout against American Tyron Woodley. The fighter , known as the'' Nigerian Nightmare'' dominated the Las Vegas contest for the welterweight title.
The UFC is the biggest competition in MMA , where competitors combine boxing ,kickboxing,jiu jitsu, wrestling and other disciplines while fighting in am octagonal cage.
Usman , 31, produced the performance of his career to dominate long reigning welterweight champion woodley.
He extended his winning streak to 14 and maintained his unbeaten record in the UFC.
BY KHADIJAH YAKUBU AJIYA