Kamaru Usman’s biography: Father, age, brother, wife

Kamaru Usman

Kamaru Usman’s biography: Father, age, brother, wife

Kamaru Usman, also known as the Nigerian nightmare, is a boxer from the west African county who has made a name for himself on the international scene.

Recently, Kamaru Usman made Nigeria proud after he defeated Colby Covington to defend his UFC welterweight championship title.

The bout, which took place on Sunday at Madison Square Garden, New York, saw Kamaru Usman continue his dominance in the UFC 268 category.

For those who may not know, Kamaru Usman has on five occasions in a row defender his title and his recent win against Covington is his 15th straight win in the UFC.

To know more about Kamaru Usman, continue reading, the article.

Profile Summary

Real nameKamarudeen “Kamaru” Usman
NicknameThe Nigerian Night marr
Date of birth11 May 1987
Age34 years old in 2021
Place of birthAuchi, Edo state
Country of OriginFederal Republic of Nigeria
NicknameThe Nigerian Nightmare
Source of wealthmixed martial artist, former freestyle wrestler
Net worth$3 million
ParentMohammed Nasiru Usman and Afishetu P. Usman

Kamaru Usman’s biography

His full name is Kamarudeen Usman, and he was born on the 11th of May 1987 in Auchie, Edo state, to Mohammed Nasiru Usman and Afishetu P. Usman.

The records revealed that Kamaru Usman’s father was in the Nigerian army while his mother was a teacher. There were reports that his father supported his dream of becoming a boxer, but his mother would have preferred him to take another profession.

Kamaru Usman grew up with two brothers named Kashetu and Mohammed; while the former is a Doctor of Pharmacy, the latter is a mixed martial artist and boxer but fights in a different division from his brother.

Growing up in Benin City was tough on Kamaru Usman as he struggled with the living condition there; however, after his father, Muhammed Nasiru Usman, became a pharmacist in the United States, Kamaru relocated to Dallas, Texas, at the age of eight with the rest of the family.

Kamaru Usman is a Nigerian American and celebrated his 34th birthday in May 2021.


Kamaru Usman was a student at Bowie High School in Arlington, Texas and proceeded to have his college education at William Penn University.


Kamaru Usman has been involved in boxing right from his high school days and was third at the Texas state championships; he would also wrestle alongside Jon Jones during the senior national tournament before leaving for college.

The Nigerian boxer gained more prominence at college and from there made it to the limelight.

Personal life

There are claims that Kamaru Usman is married to Eleslie Dietzschwith, a Brazilian lady and they have a daughter together named Samira Usman, born in August 2014.

The reports disclosed that Kamaru’s father, Mohammed Nasiru Usman, was arrested in 2009 for multiple counts of health care fraud and was charged a 180-month prison sentence and restitution of $1.3 million; he was released in March 2021.

Net worth

Kamaru Usman is reportedly worth $3 million.

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