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Kamaru Usman Retains his UFC Welterweight Championship by Amotolongbo(f): 7:05am On Jul 12, 2020
UFC 251 results, highlights: Kamaru Usman dominates Jorge Masvidal with strong wrestling to retain title

Usman suffocated Masvidal with against the fence and on the ground with his gameplan to get the decision win

Jorge Masvidal stepped up on six day's notice to face off with UFC welterweight champion on Kamaru Usman, so there's a reason he's the BMF champion. But Usman showed his championship skills over five rounds, neutralizing the always-dangerous Masvidal on his way to a wide unanimous decision victory in the main event of UFC 251 from Fight Island in Abu Dhabi.

Masvidal came out strong in the opening round, throwing flurries of fast strikes and popping up from an early Usman takedown. But Usman took over the fight from the second round on, using a grueling clinch game to neutralize the striking threat of Masvidal. Without the benefit of a full camp, it was clear the pace and style of the fight had wore Masvidal down and he had less and less offense to offer as the minutes ticked by.

The level of dominance shown by Usman can be summed up in two simple post-fight statistics. Usman landed 263 strikes to just 88 for Masvidal. And more than 10 of the 25 minutes of the fight were spent with Usman having control of the clinch. The final scorecards read 50-45, 59-46 and 49-46, all for Usman.

Following his victory, Usman seemed slightly disappointed in not getting the finish, but gave Masvidal credit.

"Gamebred is the biggest, baddest dude out there right now," Usman said. "I had to change gears to face him on six day's notice. I trained for Gilbert [Burns]. I had a totally different gameplan. That's no excuse. Gameberd is tough."

CBS Sports was with you throughout UFC 251 with updates, results and highlights. Relive all the action with our fight card recap below.
https://twitter.com/btsportufc/status/1282195821044301825?s=12

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cbssports.com/mma/news/ufc-251-results-highlights-kamaru-usman-dominates-jorge-masvidal-with-strong-wrestling-to-retain-title/live/amp/

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Re: Kamaru Usman Retains his UFC Welterweight Championship by DNova(m): 7:06am On Jul 12, 2020
Congratulations Kamaru
Thank you For putting Nigeria in Positive Light internationally!, The last few weeks have not been easy for Nigerians Abroad!

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Re: Kamaru Usman Retains his UFC Welterweight Championship by ghettokid1(m): 7:14am On Jul 12, 2020
Nigeria Amaka!

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Re: Kamaru Usman Retains his UFC Welterweight Championship by Sacchi1162(m): 7:26am On Jul 12, 2020
The Nigerian nightmare. He fought like a champ and even entered with Burna Boy song sef... 9ja amaka

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Re: Kamaru Usman Retains his UFC Welterweight Championship by rottable(m): 8:01am On Jul 12, 2020
Congrats kamaru....... Glad you're making us proud

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Re: Kamaru Usman Retains his UFC Welterweight Championship by Profprom(m): 8:10am On Jul 12, 2020
You have done well.

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Re: Kamaru Usman Retains his UFC Welterweight Championship by Amotekun777: 8:10am On Jul 12, 2020
It's in our blood! cool

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Re: Kamaru Usman Retains his UFC Welterweight Championship by XXLMANDIGO: 8:10am On Jul 12, 2020
As expected smiley

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Re: Kamaru Usman Retains his UFC Welterweight Championship by Elslim: 8:10am On Jul 12, 2020
KAMARU AMAKA!!

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Re: Kamaru Usman Retains his UFC Welterweight Championship by ThatFairGuy1: 8:11am On Jul 12, 2020
Keep doing us proud. Lazy youths Should also stop defacing us in the face of the World

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Re: Kamaru Usman Retains his UFC Welterweight Championship by ebhohimimen(m): 8:11am On Jul 12, 2020
congratulation more grace

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Re: Kamaru Usman Retains his UFC Welterweight Championship by 9jayes: 8:12am On Jul 12, 2020
Congratulations my brother, we're going to celebrate it this week at home. Omoluabi to the throne.

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Re: Kamaru Usman Retains his UFC Welterweight Championship by Bomgirl(f): 8:13am On Jul 12, 2020
Yassss!!!
Congratulations, Kamoru, Auchi Born Nigerian Nightmare!!!

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Re: Kamaru Usman Retains his UFC Welterweight Championship by Brushstrokes20: 8:13am On Jul 12, 2020
Awesome! Congrats usman

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Re: Kamaru Usman Retains his UFC Welterweight Championship by escohido123: 8:14am On Jul 12, 2020
Congratulations bro.
U re making our country proud.

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Re: Kamaru Usman Retains his UFC Welterweight Championship by ThierryJay: 8:14am On Jul 12, 2020
Kamaru looks bigger and more built up than Adesanya. But I've always wondered why he is in a lighter weight category than Adesanya who is in the middleweight division? Congrats Kamaru anyway

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Re: Kamaru Usman Retains his UFC Welterweight Championship by bolaayenimo: 8:15am On Jul 12, 2020
Kamaru for Edo state governor

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Re: Kamaru Usman Retains his UFC Welterweight Championship by roqrules04(m): 8:17am On Jul 12, 2020
Nigerian Nightmare.
Congrats!!!

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Re: Kamaru Usman Retains his UFC Welterweight Championship by Memphis357(m): 8:17am On Jul 12, 2020
He should thank his stars that he left this country to achieve his dreams.

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Re: Kamaru Usman Retains his UFC Welterweight Championship by escohido123: 8:18am On Jul 12, 2020
Amotekun777:
It's in our blood! cool



Oh u think he is an afonja.
Check well.
He is not like huspuppi.

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Re: Kamaru Usman Retains his UFC Welterweight Championship by mu2sa2: 8:18am On Jul 12, 2020
Great guy.
NOT ipob, NOT afonja, NOT boko haram.
Awesome achievement.
Bros Kamaru oyoyoooooooooo!

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Re: Kamaru Usman Retains his UFC Welterweight Championship by Dpharisee: 8:19am On Jul 12, 2020
Amotekun777:
It's in our blood! cool

He is from Edo no be Lagos cheesy

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Re: Kamaru Usman Retains his UFC Welterweight Championship by Houseofglam7(f): 8:21am On Jul 12, 2020
cool
Re: Kamaru Usman Retains his UFC Welterweight Championship by Openbusiness3: 8:23am On Jul 12, 2020
grin Kikikikiki, Ask me why I'm laughing? Because many racist white folks on MMA pages were saying thrash about Usman and his accomplishment, and saying he would lose badly. Another win. Another title defense. Dem go dey cry now. Racism doesn't pay grin

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Re: Kamaru Usman Retains his UFC Welterweight Championship by barrypro: 8:24am On Jul 12, 2020
Nigerians keep repping, Kamaru is a beast.
Re: Kamaru Usman Retains his UFC Welterweight Championship by Ezmans: 8:24am On Jul 12, 2020
ThatFairGuy1:
Keep doing us proud. Lazy youths Should also stop defacing us in the face of the World
this guy I'll rule ufc

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Re: Kamaru Usman Retains his UFC Welterweight Championship by TechDaddy(m): 8:25am On Jul 12, 2020
Just got off Twitter now after seeing the hate from those American peeps on Usman. They say he's boring and all that and they're trying to take the shine off his victory.

But when you're the Champ, the only thing you should concern yourself with is retaining your belt. Every other thing is secondary. Entertainment is for WWE. This is serious business.

It's the job of the Challenger to bring on the fight and put the Champ on the defense. You don't expect Kamaru to go all out and expose himself. He isn't stupid.

So yes, the fight was boring but the belt hasn't switched hands. Haters can hate. Nobody cares. Kamaru remains the CHAMP!! cool cool

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Re: Kamaru Usman Retains his UFC Welterweight Championship by Kkings11: 8:25am On Jul 12, 2020
YES HE DID IT

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