Governor Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Governor, Lagos State, alongside Chairman, Lagos State Sports Commission Sola Aiyepeku and Director General, Oluwatoyin Gafaar, met with Kamarudeen “Kamaru” Usman, reigning UFC Welterweight Champion, at the Lagos House, Marina, today.
The Nigerian-American professional mixed martial fighter has been in the country in the last couple of hours to meet with some important dignitaries. The Governor received him early on Sunday in company of his entourage who came with him from the USA.
The Auchi-born international sports celebrity was a former freestyle wrestler who graduated to folkstyle wrestler. He currently competes in the welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), where he is the reigning UFC Welterweight Champion. Usman was also The Ultimate Fighter 21 tournament winner. As of March 23, 2021 he is number 2 in the UFC men’s pound-for-pound rankings.
As a wrestler, Usman primarily competed at 84 kilograms, and was the 2010 US University World Team Member. Collegiately, he competed at 174 pounds, and was the 2010 NCAA Division II National champion, a three–time NCAA DII All-American and a NAIA National qualifier.
News Break presents his visit to Governor Sanwo-Olu in this photo news.