Nigerian Kamaru Usman Defeats Jorge Masvidal, Retains UFC Welterweight Title

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Kamaru Usman  also known as the ‘Nigerian Nightmare’ in the early hours of this morning, successfully retained his welterweight championship by defeating Jorge Masvidal at UFC 251.

Usman made it his main goal to stop and nullify his opponent, which he did so by grappling and tackling to the mat, as well as holding him up against the cage and restricting Masvidal from doing basically anything.

There were also a lot of toe stomps going on, which received the meme treatment on social media throughout and after the fight.

Despite having a change of opponent very last minute, the Nigerian got the job done and left Fight Island with his belt still wrapped firmly round his waist.

The main event in Abu Dhabi was supposed to be Usman vs Gilbert Burns, but after he and his coach tested positive for coronavirus, they had to withdraw from fight night.

With president Dana White refusing to let that ruin the event, he went in search of a replacement, and in stepped Masvidal

Despite such short notice and despite having to lose 20 pounds in a week, the American agreed to the fight.

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