Kamaru Usman Age, Net Worth, Wife, Family, Brother and Biography

kamaru usman
Net Worth $3 Million
Name Kamaru Usman
Date of Birth 11 May 1987
Age 36 Years Old
Gender Male

Kamaru Usman Net Worth

$3 Million

Kamaru Usman aka Kamarudeen “Kamaru” Usman is a Nigerian-American MMA fighter. As of 2024, Kamaru Usman’s net worth is $3 million. He turned professional MMA (mixed martial artist) fighter after pursuing his career in wrestling.

He used to wrestle in the freestyle segment and also is a graduate with a folkstyle wrestling degree. He is currently employed as a fighter in the UFC (ultimate fighting championship).

Usman has earned his reputation as one of the best of all-time welterweight fighters. He is also sitting at the number 2 spot in the pound-for-pound rankings enlisted by UFC (last updated on March 23, 2021).

Kamaru Usman Wiki/Biography

Born on 11 May 1987, Kamaru Usman’s age is 36 Years Old as of 2024. He was born in Auchi, Nigeria. Kamaru holds American and Nigerian by nationality and Muslim by religion. Kamaru has a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu.

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Kamaru Usman Childhood Pic

Kamaru went to James Bowie High School for his earlier educations. He followed it up with admission to the University of Nebraska Kearney. Usman was an immigrant and didn’t have much knowledge of English. He took ESL classes to master his command of the English language.

Name Kamaru Usman
Full Name Kamarudeen “Kamaru” Usman
NickName The Nigerian Nightmare
Net Worth $3 Million
Date of Birth 11 May 1987
Age 36 Years Old
Birth Place Auchi, Nigeria
Currently Live In Auchi
Profession Mixed Martial Artist (MMA)
Years Active 2010 – Present
Nationality American and Nigerian
Religion Muslim
Ethnicity Black American
Hometown Auchi, Nigeria
Zodiac Sign Taurus
School/High School James Bowie High School, Austin, Texas
College/University University of Nebraska Kearney
Education Qualification Graduate

Family, Wife & Relationships

Kamaru Usman’s father Muhammed Nasiru Usman was a Nigerian Army Major. Kamaru’s mother, Mrs. Usman, was a teacher by profession.

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Kamaru Usman’s Mother

Kamaru has two siblings. Kashetu Usman is a Pharmacist doctor and his other brother, Mohammed Usman is also an MMA fighter.

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Kamaru Usman with his Brother (Mohammed Usman)

Despite growing up under a lovely blanket of motherly love and affection, the family underwent rough conditions, both financially and otherwise. They had a tumultuous situation in earlier education as well. Thus Mohammed Nasiru planned to immigrate to the United States. He brought his family to Dallas in the state of Texas and started working as a pharmacist.

Usman started dating Eleslie Dietzsch and they eventually decided to tie the knots.

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Kamaru Usman with his Wife

The lovely couple has a beautiful daughter named Samirah Usman (August 2014).

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Kamaru Usman with his Daughter
Father Name Muhammed Nasiru Usman
Mother Name Mrs. Usman
Brother Name Kashetu Usman
Mohammed Usman
Sister Name
Girlfriend Eleslie Dietzsch
Marital Status Married
Wife Eleslie Dietzsch
Children Samirah Usman (Daughter)

Physical Appearance

As an athlete Kamaru has a strict regime to follow and is always up to mark in fitness, His body is built to perfection with visible abs and an athletic built. Usman is a black man. Usman is as tall as 6 ft (182 cm) and weighs around 77 kg (171 lbs).

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He has black hair and which is mostly kept shaved. He has brown pair of eyes. The 34-year-old MMA fighter is a Taurus and identifies as heterosexual (straight).

Height (approx) in centimeters: 182 cm
in meters: 1.82 m
in feet inches: 6’ 0”
Weight (approx) in kilograms: 77 kg
in pounds: 169 lbs
Eye Colour Brown
Hair Colour Black


He started his early days wrestling while in high school. Usman acquired the epithet “Marty” when he rejoined the squad since his wrestling coach at the time had difficulty uttering his initial name, Kamarudeen, and it lasted with him throughout his collegiate wrestling career.

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He used to train with Joe Jones before leaving for his senior education.

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Usman wrestled for William Penn University in Iowa for one year, where he was an NAIA national championship qualifier in 2007, but was unable to occur due to a blizzard; half of his squad and coaching staff, however, had left early for the tourney without him, which infuriated Usman and impacted him to abandon William Penn.

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He decided to switch to the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK), which had earlier sought to acquire him under the guidance of then-UNK wrestler Tervel Dlagnev. He helped the Lopers to win the 2008 title which also was the first-ever title clinched by the team. In 2010, he claimed the NCAA Division II national championship at 174 pounds, concluding the campaign with a 44–1 record and 30 straight victories.

Usman switched to freestyle wrestling shortly after his folkstyle career ended, and he became a student at the United States Olympic Training Center. Usman wanted to make it into the Olympic Squad of 2012.

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