The dominant UFC Champion Kamaru Usman is one of the top fighters currently in the MMA world, but what weight class does he fight in?
Usman is currently gearing up for a huge fight at Madison Square Garden, where he will be taking on Colby Covington in a rematch from their UFC 245 contest which saw Usman walk out the victor.
Here’s everything you need to know about Usman and which weight class he fights in for the UFC.
The ‘Nigerian Nightmare’ is 19-1-0 in his MMA career, with his one and only loss coming against Jose Caceres for the CFA promotion back in May 2013.
What Weight Class is Kamaru Usman in?
Usman fights in and is the champion of the UFC Welterweight division. The welterweight division features fighters who weigh between 156 to 170 lb (71 to 77 kg).
Some of the biggest fights in UFC history have occurred at the 170-pound weight limit, including the George St Pierre vs Matt Hughes trilogy, Conor McGregor vs Nate Diaz I and II and Robbie Lawler vs Carlos Condit.
Usman has reigned supreme at the top of the 170-pound ranks for some time, having won the title at UFC 235, defeating Tyron Woodley over 5 rounds to become the new Champion and solidify his status as the best Welterweight fighter in the world.
The Nigerian Nightmare will be hoping to further cement his legacy with a win over Covington in November 2021, and he enters the contest as the favourite to do so over 5 rounds.
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Here is the currently confirmed fight card for UFC 268:
- UFC Welterweight Title - Kamaru Usman (c) vs Colby Covington
- Women's Strawweight Title - Rose Namajunas (c) vs. Weili Zhang
- Justin Gaethje vs. Michael Chandler
- Frankie Edgar vs. Marlon Vera
- Sean Strickland vs. TBA
- Irene Aldana vs. Unknown Fighter
- Edmen Shahbazyan vs. Nassourdine Imavov
- Shane Burgos vs. Billy Quarantillo
- Al Iaquinta vs. Bobby Green
- Aleksa Camur vs. John Allan
- Alexsandro Pereira vs. Andreas Michailidis
- Melsik Baghdasaryan vs. T.J. Laramie
- Ian Garry vs. Jordan Williams
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