With his new success at UFC 261, Kamaru Usman confirmed that Africa is at the top of MMA along with his other countrymen: Francis Ngannou and Israel Adesanya.
Africa is on the roof of the UFC. at least. With the Cameroonian title on Sunday against Stipe Miocic, after two rounds that they fully dominated, the African continent has three great champions in the most prestigious MMA League on the planet.
Francis Ngano, Cameroon
At the age of 34, Francis Ngano became the new manager of UFC heavyweights through revenge against Miocic, who defeated him in 2018. Citizen Patti became the third African champion in all classes but particularly the first in this category. “The Predator” (1.93m for 119 kg), who was accustomed to knockouts, his life was complicated. First, he was a 10-year-old miner in Cameroon, then he took the lead in Europe. He knew prison in Spain before finding himself in Paris, without a penny sleeping outside. Then he met people and in particular Fernand Lopez from MMA Factory. Since his career take off.
Kamaru Usman, Nigeria
33-year-old Kamaru Usman is one of the best MMA fighters on the planet in all categories. UFC welterweight belt holder since March 2019, the Nigerian, from Benin, has only suffered one professional loss in 20 matches (19 wins). On Saturday night to Sunday at UFC 261, “The Nigerian Nightmare” confirmed his supremacy by sending Jorge Masvidal onto the carpet with his right blisters.
Israel Adesanya, Nigeria
At the age of 31, Israel Adesanya has been the UFC Middleweight Champion since 2019. The astonishing and real showman, Nigerian, from Lagos, and naturalized New Zealand, is unbeaten in his class. “The Style Bender” only lost in March to Jan Blachowicz for a lightweight belt. A former kickboxing specialist (often at Glory), he won 20 fights including 15 from KO.
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