With his new success at UFC 261, Kamaru Usman confirmed that Africa is at the top of MMA alongside along with his two different compatriots: Francis Ngannou and Israel Adesanya.
Africa on the roof of the UFC. to say the least. With the Cameroonian title, Sunday, against Stipe Miocic, after two fully dominated rounds, the African continent has three nice champions in the most prestigious MMA league on the planet.
Francis Ngannou, Cameroon
At 34, Francis Ngannou turned the new heavyweight boss of UFC by taking revenge on Miocic who had overwhelmed him in 2018. The native of Batié turns into the third African champion in all classes however above all the first in the queen class. “The Predator” (1.93m for 119kg), who’s used to knockouts, had an advanced life. First a mine employee in Cameroon at the age of 10, he then took over the course of Europe. He had identified jail in Spain earlier than discovering himself in Paris, with out a penny to sleep exterior. Then, he met folks and specifically Fernand Lopez from the MMA Factory. And since his profession to take off.
Kamaru Usman, Nigeria
33-year-old Kamaru Usman is one of the finest MMA fighters on the planet in all classes. Holder of the UFC welterweight belt since March 2019, the Nigerian, a local of Benin City, has solely skilled one profession loss in 20 fights (19 wins). On the night time of Saturday to Sunday at UFC 261, “The Nigerian Nightmare” confirmed his supremacy by sending to the mat Jorge Masvidal with a lightning right.
Israel Adesanya, Nigeria
At 31, Israel Adesanya has been the UFC middleweight champion since 2019. Spectacular and true octagon showman, the Nigerian, native of Lagos, and naturalized New Zealand, is undefeated in his class. “The Style Bender” solely misplaced in March to Jan Blachowicz for a heavy-light belt. Former kickboxing specialist (he was notably usually at Glory), he gained 20 fights together with 15 by KO.
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