UFC 2022: Champ’s brother Mohammed Usman stuns with brutal KO to win The Ultimate Fighter – Michmutters

UFC 2022: Champ’s brother Mohammed Usman stuns with brutal KO to win The Ultimate Fighter

The UFC heavyweight division could have another superstar on its hands if a brutal knockout finish on Sunday (AEST) is anything to go by.

Mohammed Usman, the younger brother of UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman, defeated Zac Pauga via TKO to win the season 30 finale of The Ultimate Fighter.

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Usman had a lackluster opening round but only needed 36 seconds to end the bout in the second round.

He landed a heavy but deft left hook on Pauga, who immediately fell to the canvas, where he lay motionless.

The referee stopped the fight and launched himself over Pauga to ensure Usman didn’t do any more damage.

Usman flexed and slapped his chest as he claimed victory in The Ultimate Fighter — the reality MMA series run by UFC boss Dana White.

Kamaru and Mohammed became the first brothers to both win the competition.

Mohammed’s performance blew fans away and had many predicting big things for him if and when he makes his UFC debut.

CBS Sports’ Shakiel Mahjouri tweeted: “WOAH! Mohammad Usman erases a terrible first round and evaporates Zac Pauga from this universe.”

ESPN’s Myron Medcalf joked: “Imagine being a kid on the playground and you decide to mess with one of the Usman kids.

“And then they’re like, OK. Let me go and get my brothers. And those dudes show up. Ain’t gonna be fun.”

Kamaru, who is No. 1 in the UFC’s pound for pound rankings, defended his welterweight belt against Colby Covington last year and is set to return to the octagon against Leon Edwards at UFC 278 later this month.


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