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Nigeria’s Usman becomes the first African-born UFC champion

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Nigeria’s Kamaru Usman relentlessly punished Tyron Woodley for five rounds to become the new UFC Welterweight Champion.

Usman has become the first African-born champion in UFC history.

He controlled the fight from start to finish and won via unanimous decision, capturing scores of 50-44, 50-44, and 50-45.

He now owns a 14-fight win streak and a career record of 14-1. He’s yet to lose in the UFC.

“I want you to remember this day forever. Daddy did it,” Usman told his daughter after the match.

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