Nigerian fighter, Kamaru Usman, has successfully defended his UFC welterweight title again.
The 31-year old did it in ruthless fashion early Sunday morning; recording a third-round knockout over his Brazilian opponent, Gilbert Burns,
Burns was able to rock Kamaru Usman with a right hand in the opening seconds of the first round but could not sustain the tempo to secure a finish.
Then in round two, Usman rebound by rocking ‘Durinho’ with a big right hand of his own. ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ carried that momentum into round three where he dropped Burns with a jab and then finished him with ground and pound.
The 31-year-old Nigerian has held the title since March 2019 and this is the third defence of the belt as he now improved his UFC record to 18 wins with just the one loss.
Apart from keeping his title, this latest win recorded by the Nigerian Nightmare has seen Usman break the record for most consecutive wins at 170lbs in the promotion (13).Follow us on social media