Mohammed Usman Flattens Zac Pauga, Wins TUF 30 Heavyweight Tournament

Zac Pauga and Mohammed Usman, UFC Vegas 59
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – AUGUST 06: (R-L) Mohammed Usman of Nigeria punches Zac Pauga in a heavyweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on August 06, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

Saturday’s UFC Vegas 59 would determine whether there would be a second member of the Usman family joining the UFC’s ranks.

Mohammed Usman, brother of UFC welterweight champion Kamaru, faced off with Zac Pauga in The Ultimate Fighter 30 heavyweight finale, which took place at the Fight Night event.

Pauga started off right away with a front kick to the face just barely landing. He threw a big right hand just missing but chopped at the lead leg of Usman. Pauga after some exchanges landed with a head kick and almost got taken down. Speed was a big factor for Pauga, and he really had Usman guessing. Usman did land two big right hooks but Pauga just ate it. Pauga was being thought out and selective with his output while Usman was just throwing one power hook at a time. The round ended with a leg kick and some jabs from Pauga.

In round two it was Usman with the jabs and leg kicks. Out of nowhere, Usman flatlined Pauga with a left hook. Two nasty hammer fists ended the night in a brutal fashion. Mohammed Usman is your The Ultimate Fighter 30 heavyweight winner — and alongside brother Kamaru, becomes the first set of brothers to win the show.

Official Result: Mohammed Usman def. Zac Pauga by knockout (left hook and hammer fists), Round 2, 0:36

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