By Farah Hannoun |
February 10, 2021 8: 00 am
Reigning UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman proved that he’s a teach for his division very early on in his occupation.
Representing his ancient gymnasium The Blackzilians on Season 21 of “The Final Fighter,” Usman defeated American Top Team’s Michael Graves and Steve Carl and modified into selected to list his crew within the finals.
On the TUF 21 Finale in 2015, Usman confronted laborious-hitting Hayder Hassan in his UFC debut and, once extra, his opponent had no resolution to his wrestling.
Usman modified into in a build to support away from Hassan’s energy early, winning the clinch positions and dragging him down to the mat time and once more thru Spherical 1. In Spherical 2, he modified into in a build to eradicate a lunging Hassan down once more, one way or the opposite transitioning into paunchy mount and securing an arm-triangle choke to win the season for his crew.
Usman (17-1 MMA, 12-0 UFC) returns Saturday when he takes on Gilbert Burns within the principle occasion of UFC 258, which takes teach Feb. 13 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The occasion streams on pay-per-discover about following prelims on ESPN/ESPN+.
Sooner than his return to action, are trying Usman’s dominant debut win over Hassan within the video above.