Kamaru Usman beats Tyron Woodley to become first African born UFC champion
Usman is now the first African champion in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
He became champion after winning by unanimous decision in Las Vegas.
The 31 years old Nigerian-American martial art man has recorded his name in the history books of wrestling by becoming the first African champion in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
He defeated defending champion Tyron Woodley for five rounds to become the new champion. Usman won via a unanimous decision capturing scores of 50-44, 50-44, and 50-45 on the judges’ scorecard.
Woodley had been the UFC’s 170-pound champ since July 2016 and defended the belt four times before losing to the Nigerian fighter.