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Heavyweight Division


"The Motor"

Mohammed Usman

Heavyweight Division

11-4-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission


First Round Finishes

Mohammed Usman

athlete record


Learn more about Mohammed Usman's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Place of Birth
Auchi, Nigeria
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Aug. 6, 2022
Leg reach
  • Team Pena on TUF 30
  • Pro since 2017
  • Four wins by KO, two by submission (2 Kimura)
  • Five first-round finishes
  • Has won eight of his last 11 and four of his last six
  • Lost 2018 bout to UFC vet Don’Tale Mayes
  • Younger brother of former UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman
  • Biggest obstacle in life was overcoming the death of his son at age 2
  • Played football at University of Arizona (Defensive End)
  • Origin of nickname: “I got my nickname my freshman year in college. I wasn’t the tallest guy or the biggest guy. But what I had was drive. When guys quit, I kept going.”

UFC on ESPN (7/20/24) Usman lost a three round unanimous decision to Thomas Peterson

UFC on ESPN (3/23/24) Usman lost a three round unanimous decision to Mick Parkin 

UFC Fight Night (9/23/23) Usman won a three round unanimous decision over Jake Collier 

UFC Fight Night (4/22/23) Usman won a three round unanimous decision over Junior Tafa

UFC on ESPN (8/6/22) Usman knocked out Zac Pauga at :36 of the second round to win the TUF 30 heavyweight final


The Ultimate Fighter, Season 30

In the semifinals, Usman won a three-round split decision over Eduardo Perez

In the quarterfinals, Usman won a three-round unanimous decision over Mitchell Sipe

When and why did you start training for fighting? My son inspired me. Once the football door shut, my brother was having success. I didn’t want to be a failure in my son’s eyes.

Do you have any heroes? My dad, my brothers, Rashad Evans, Tyrone Spong

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? General Studies

What was your job before you started fighting? First job was at Blockbuster

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? #1 wrestler in Texas 2008 (high school)