More Africans across Nigeria, Ghana and Cameroon have continued to take on spotlight roles in the UFC. Check out some leading figures.
According to ESPN, top fighters from Africa to watch out for include:
Abdul Razak Alhassan
Judo Thunder, or Judo Razak as he is known on social media, is a hard-hitting Welterweight from Ghana. Born in Accra, the 31-year-old Alhassan now fights out of Fort Worth, Texas, where he trains with veterans such as former UFC Welterweight champion Johny Hendricks.
Usman is The Ultimate Fighter not just in ability but also in terms of his title. Usman won The Ultimate Fighter reality show competition in 2015 and has since been on a mission to make his mark in the UFC Welterweight division.
Along with fellow Nigerian-American Kamaru Usman, 29-year-old Oluwale Bamgbose is the second Nigerian-American currently under contract with the UFC. The “Holy War Angel” was born in the New York City to Nigerian parents and is firmly in tune with his African roots.
There is no fighter hotter than Cameroonian Francis Ngannou right now. Receiving plaudits from all corners of the UFC world, including the praise and admiration of light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, Ngannou is being tipped for greatness in the UFC’s heavyweight division.