- Kamaru Usman’s younger brother Mohammed has made an incredible debut, winning the Ultimate Fighter Championship
- The 33-year-old defeated Zac Pauga following a left hook which sent the Denver-born fighter to the canvas
- Kamaru inspired his brother’s decision to pursue MMA in 2017 and has since scored eight wins with just two defeats
Mohammed Usman, the younger brother of UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman, handed his opponent a devastating knockout in his promotional debut.
It was gathered that the heavyweight fighter landed a brutal punch to knockout Zac Pauga to become the new Ultimate Fighter champion.
UFC Vegas 59 on Saturday evening was extreme as the MMA-based reality show gave a group of fighters the chance to compete for a UFC contract.
Before he progressed to the final, Mohammed Usman defeated Mitchell Stipe and Eduardo Perez by decisions, but he took his fate into his own hands at the UFC APEX facility on Saturday.
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The 33-year-old landed a heavy left hook to send his opponent to the canvas and then followed up with an unnecessary ground strike that separated Pauga from consciousness and officially ended the contest.
talkSPORT reports that his big brother Kamaru inspired his decision to pursue MMA in 2017, and in his ten bouts so far, he has registered eight wins and two defeats.
Kamaru said of his brother post-fight:
“He’s doing it. This is his moment. A new Ultimate Fighter, first brothers to do it in history.”
Kamaru Usman secures role in Black Panther
Meanwhile, Kamaru Usman has landed a role in the upcoming 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever' movie sequel.
Black Panther returns to the Cinemas on November 11, 2022, in what looks like a final tribute to the late Chadwick Boseman, who passed away in 2020.
It is yet to be known specifically which role he will be playing in the sequel, but reports reveal his appearance will be huge in the movie.
Joshua demands more respect
Sports Brief earlier reported that British-Nigeria boxer Anthony Joshua has disclosed that he never got that respect while punching his way into the heavyweight division.
This is coming a month before his crucial re-match with Oleksandr Usyk as he hopes to regain his belts from the Ukrainian.
Back in September, Joshua lost his WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight titles and many were disappointed that he did not reach his potential during the fight.