Kamaru Usman’s not-so-little brother Mohammed scores vicious one-punch knockout in UFC debut to win Ultimate Fighter 30


Mohammed Usman, brother of UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usmanlived up to his famous last name with a devastating knockout in his promotional debut.

The heavyweight fighter picked up a brutal knockout victory over Zac Pauga to claim the Ultimate Fighter Championship at UFC Vegas 59 on Saturday night.

Mohammed Usman ended his UFC debut with just one stroke
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The ultimate fighter [TUF] is an MMA-based reality show that gives a group of fighters the chance to compete for a UFC contract, under the guidance of two established stars, who act as trainers.

On his way to the Finals, Usman picked up decisive victories over Mitchell Stipe and Eduardo Perez, but he took his destiny into his own hands at the UFC APEX facility last night.

The 33-year-old landed a short left hook early in the second round that sent his opponent crashing to the canvas before following up with an unnecessary ground strike that knocked Pauga out of consciousness and officially ended the contest .

‘The Nigerian Nightmare’, who was on hand at UFC Vegas 59 to support his little brother, was thrilled that the Usman name would forever be etched in Ultimate Fighter history.

Kamaru won the 21st season of the show in 2015 before putting together a 14-game winning streak that saw him win the 170-pound title and defend it five times.

Inspired by his big brother, Mohammed began pursuing MMA in 2017 and has since won eight with just two losses in a career that reached new heights when he was crowned TUF 30 champion.

Kamaru Usman's not-so-little brother Mohammed scores vicious one-punch knockout in UFC debut to win Ultimate Fighter 30
Kamaru has always supported his little brother’s MMA career
@umohammed97 – instagram
Kamaru Usman's not-so-little brother Mohammed scores vicious one-punch knockout in UFC debut to win Ultimate Fighter 30
The UFC welterweight champion was there to celebrate with his brother his biggest night in MMA yet
@umohammed97 – instagram


” He does it. It’s his time. A new Ultimate Fighter, the first brothers to do so in history,” Kamaru said of his brother after the fight.

On August 20, the Usman family will look to continue their winning streak when Kamaru defends his title against British fighter Leon Edwards in a highly anticipated rematch at UFC 278.

“Rocky” met Usman in 2015, immediately after his stint on the Ultimate Fighter. The Birmingham fighter slipped to a decision loss on that occasion but has since put together an impressive nine-fight win steak.

He hopes to become the second British fighter to hold a UFC title in Salt Lake City later this month, following in the footsteps of MMA legend Michael Bisping who won the middleweight belt in 2016.

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