Kamaru Usman put on the performance of a lifetime in the co-main event of UFC 235 on Saturday, March 2 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Usman faced off against welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and dominated the titleholder for five rounds to become the new champion and 10th in promotional history.
Usman becomes the fourth fighter in UFC history to start 10-0 in his octagon career. With that, he joins Anderson Silva, Khabib Nurmagomedov and Royce Gracie.
With the win, Usman also becomes the first African-born champion in UFC history and the first Nigerian titleholder the promotion has seen.
The video highlights from Usman’s dominant victory can be seen below.
Here are the full results on the night.
UFC 235 Results
- Kamaru Usman def. Tyron Woodley via unanimous decision (50-44, 50-44, 50-45) – to win welterweight title
- Ben Askren def. Robbie Lawler via technical submission (bulldog choke) – Round 1, 3:20
- Weili Zhang def. Tecia Torres via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
- Pedro Munhoz def. Cody Garbrandt via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 4:52
- Zabit Magomedsharipov def. Jeremy Stephens via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Johnny Walker def. Misha Cirkunov via TKO (flying knee, punches) – Round 1, 0:36
- Cody Stamann def. Alejandro Perez via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
- Diego Sanchez def. Mickey Gall via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 4:13
- Edmen Shahbazyan def. Charles Byrd via TKO (elbows, punches) – Round 1, 0:38
- Macy Chiasson def. Gina Mazany via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 1:49
- Hannah Cifers def. Polyana Viana via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)