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The Nigerian Nightmare, Kamaru Usman Retains His World Title by Firstvaxer: 7:18am On Feb 14, 2021
Kamaru Usman defeated Gilbert Burns by TKO in the third round to retain his UFC welterweight championship Saturday night in the main event of UFC 258 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

The stoppage came at 34 seconds of the round.

Usman, who was briefly stunned by a Burns right hand in the opening round, took control of the fight in Round 2 when he landed a big right hand of his own that sent Burns staggering toward the cage.

Usman dropped Burns again with a jab early in Round 3 and followed with several big strikes on the ground that forced referee Herb Dean to jump in and stop the fight.

Usman (18-1), 33, has been champion since March 2019 and has three successful title defenses. The Nigeria native, who grew up in Texas, has never lost in the UFC, with 13 straight wins.

Burns (19-4), 34, entered on a six-fight winning streak, including a unanimous decision over Tyron Woodley last May. The Brazil native, who lives and trains in Florida, is 4-1 since moving up to welterweight from lightweight in 2019.

ESPN has Usman as its No. 5-ranked pound-for-pound MMA fighter in the world. In the welterweight division, Usman is ranked No. 1 and Burns is No. 5.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ViSjurzjM8

https://www.espn.com/mma/story/_/id/30897139/kamaru-usman-defeats-gilbert-burns-tko-retain-ufc-welterweight-title

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Re: The Nigerian Nightmare, Kamaru Usman Retains His World Title by wale377(m): 7:23am On Feb 14, 2021

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Re: The Nigerian Nightmare, Kamaru Usman Retains His World Title by paulolee(m): 7:57am On Feb 14, 2021
congrats to a born champion....I jus enjoy how this usman gee is training in silence but his winnings do make noise..
keep representing naija and keep lifting our flag very high over there..
keep it up man..
but please o...is it jus me dt dnt like dt the Nigerian"nightmare" nickname??
simply because we all know how It ended with the previous Nigeria "nightmare" in boxing, dt samuel peter guy dt was badly beaten after all his mouth n hype,
I even heard dt he is still disturbed by the nightmares of that beating...mk our usman try change dt name abeg..

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Re: The Nigerian Nightmare, Kamaru Usman Retains His World Title by LMS1(m): 8:03am On Feb 14, 2021
Wow His Picture Is Such A Nightmare! grin
Re: The Nigerian Nightmare, Kamaru Usman Retains His World Title by seunmsg(m): 8:21am On Feb 14, 2021
Usman’s jab is really powerful. As it is now, he has no competition in the welterweight category. Congratulations to the Nigerian nightmare.

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Re: The Nigerian Nightmare, Kamaru Usman Retains His World Title by LadiIshola(m): 8:25am On Feb 14, 2021
This guy is a beast....... Perseverance pays. This sport is not for the faint hearted!!! grin grin

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Re: The Nigerian Nightmare, Kamaru Usman Retains His World Title by EbukaHades10(m): 8:31am On Feb 14, 2021
Kamaru later win the fight ni sha.


I be dey find how to stream the fight but as usual, MTN doing MTN things.

Good one from him.

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Re: The Nigerian Nightmare, Kamaru Usman Retains His World Title by MANNABBQGRILLS: 8:43am On Feb 14, 2021
Let's do it once more Champ!

Nigeria to the world.

Bring home the Belt Usman.

We will be here to celebrate with you after the match,
Anyone all of us @MANNABBQGRILLS Support is always a Winner.
This has happened at different times, over and over again.

Up Nigeria ��

And it ended in Victory just as we predicted earlier!
It was a bloody match mehn!
You can hear the sound of blows to the head!!!
kiss kiss

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Re: The Nigerian Nightmare, Kamaru Usman Retains His World Title by koolaid87: 8:44am On Feb 14, 2021
Was literally shaking when Burns was tagging him in the first round. Glad to see him using his jab and finally set the record straight.

Praying for Izzy against the polish power

NIGERIA TO THE WORLD

�����

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Re: The Nigerian Nightmare, Kamaru Usman Retains His World Title by eagleonearth(m): 8:44am On Feb 14, 2021
Where is Samuel Peters please?

Anthony Joshua on his own side killing it and now kamaru on this side. Nice one

Happy Lord's day sombori

Check my siggy

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Re: The Nigerian Nightmare, Kamaru Usman Retains His World Title by Simba00007(m): 8:46am On Feb 14, 2021
Thank you Kamoru for this valentine gift grin

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Re: The Nigerian Nightmare, Kamaru Usman Retains His World Title by mayskit4luv(m): 8:46am On Feb 14, 2021
Nice one
Re: The Nigerian Nightmare, Kamaru Usman Retains His World Title by meobizy(f): 8:47am On Feb 14, 2021
I was on the edge of my seat all morning. That punch made me lose hope for Kamaru. As if that wasn't enough, I had to switch off my gen before the end of the first round. I left the match to God's hands. A few minutes later I read that he emerged victorious.

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Re: The Nigerian Nightmare, Kamaru Usman Retains His World Title by bishop4life(m): 8:49am On Feb 14, 2021
good news. congrats Patriot

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Re: The Nigerian Nightmare, Kamaru Usman Retains His World Title by FastLane25(m): 8:49am On Feb 14, 2021
issoright
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Re: The Nigerian Nightmare, Kamaru Usman Retains His World Title by Simba00007(m): 8:49am On Feb 14, 2021
I think Isreal Adesanya has a match next month,that dude get vibes and swagger

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Re: The Nigerian Nightmare, Kamaru Usman Retains His World Title by lekki1444: 8:50am On Feb 14, 2021
cheesy

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Re: The Nigerian Nightmare, Kamaru Usman Retains His World Title by Johnbosco77(m): 8:50am On Feb 14, 2021
Congratulations the nightmare...
Re: The Nigerian Nightmare, Kamaru Usman Retains His World Title by Omobada(m): 8:51am On Feb 14, 2021
Nigeria to the world
Re: The Nigerian Nightmare, Kamaru Usman Retains His World Title by KhingPaul(m): 8:52am On Feb 14, 2021
No be lie. Naija to the world.

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Re: The Nigerian Nightmare, Kamaru Usman Retains His World Title by lekki1444: 8:52am On Feb 14, 2021
koolaid87:
Was literally shaking when Burns was tagging him in the first round. Glad to see him using his jab and finally set the record straight.

Praying for Izzy against the polish power

NIGERIA TO THE WORLD

�����
WHEN is izzy fight ?
Re: The Nigerian Nightmare, Kamaru Usman Retains His World Title by Xpol: 8:52am On Feb 14, 2021
Keep making us proud with good news boy.
I'm joining the league of those making Nigeria proud internationally very very soon .
Watch out for XPOL

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Re: The Nigerian Nightmare, Kamaru Usman Retains His World Title by Otaiky(m): 8:52am On Feb 14, 2021
Congratulations � to him
Re: The Nigerian Nightmare, Kamaru Usman Retains His World Title by NgwalandAba(m): 8:53am On Feb 14, 2021
Big love bro. Keep making us proud..we are very proud of you.

Go Nigeria.

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Re: The Nigerian Nightmare, Kamaru Usman Retains His World Title by ckmayoca: 8:53am On Feb 14, 2021
Good one country mate.
Re: The Nigerian Nightmare, Kamaru Usman Retains His World Title by Nobody: 8:54am On Feb 14, 2021
The martial artists in the locker rooms of the UFC still find this very nightmare plaguing the welterweight division of the UFC impossible to resolve. The nightmare is a Nigerian and still , the undisputed UFC Welterweight Champion of the wooooooorld , Kamaru Usman!

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Re: The Nigerian Nightmare, Kamaru Usman Retains His World Title by YorubaPrince: 8:55am On Feb 14, 2021
Yoruba as usual! cool

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Re: The Nigerian Nightmare, Kamaru Usman Retains His World Title by WhatCanIsay(m): 8:56am On Feb 14, 2021
Wow that's cool... I like the guy �
Re: The Nigerian Nightmare, Kamaru Usman Retains His World Title by Ekpekus(m): 8:56am On Feb 14, 2021
Burns hear am... better jabbing from The Nigerian nightmare.. gbas gbos grin
Unto the next, last style bender on March 6.. #wemove

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