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Sports News of Thursday, 10 June 2021


Kamaru Usman arrives, launches CSR initiative

UFC’s welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman UFC’s welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman

UFC’s welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman, who announced his trip back to Nigeria after beating Gilbert Burns at the his division’s Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), will hit the country today.

Usman, who was Nigeria’s first-ever undisputed UFC welterweight champion, has cemented his position with 14 straight wins, making history as the longest ever holder of a win-streak in the division.

Usman is expected to arrive in Abuja today to a flurry of activities with a subsequent stop at Lagos before making it to his home state of Edo, where he will visit family and friends and initiate a community activation plan that involves making lives better for his people.
Usman, who has had an epic season so far in the UFC’s welterweight championship division, is visibly excited to be visiting home post-COVID to be among his home-based supporters.

“I looked at my passport and realised I hadn’t been home since I was a kid, that’s when I knew it was time,” he said.

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