- Kamaru Usman will smile to the bank after his flawless victory over Jorge Masvidal at UFC 261
- It is understood the 31-year-old will earn a massive £1.5m after a second-round knock out victory
- The Nigerian Nightmare will also have an additional $50,000 for the performance of the night
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Kamaru Usman will pocket $1.5million following his second-round stoppage of Jorge Masvidal at UFC 261, according to Sportekz.
The Nigerian Nightmare retained his UFC welterweight championship in style and will be smiling to the bank with a career-high winning prize.
The Auchi-born fighter also earned a $50,000 performer of the night bonus along with the newly-crowned strawweight champion Rose Namajunas who recorded a first-round knock out victory over Zhang Weili.
UFC champion Kamaru Usman gives emotional dad welterweight title after watching his fight for 1st time
On the other hand, Masvidal took home a massive £900,000 following his consecutive losses to the Usman.
Gamebred lost the first clash back in 2020 after taking the fight on a six-day notice as it went the distance in five rounds at Fight Island in Abu Dhabi.
UFC 261 had 15,000 fans in attendance at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida, the first pay-per-view event since the lockdown started last year March.
UFC President Dana White has declared Colby Covington as the number challenger for Usman's welterweight crown which will happen later in 2021.
Covington lost to Usman at UFC 245 back in 2019 in a fierce battle that ended in a fourth-round stoppage with the American breaking his jaw in the process.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Nigeria's mixed martial artist Kamaru Usman was ruthless during his UFC 261 welterweight title at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida on Sunday, April 25.
The 33-year-old needed just two rounds to dispatch Jorge Masvidal in their welterweight and maintain his unbeaten status in the sport.
However, the Auchi-born fighter became emotional after the match knowing that his father watched him in action for the first time in 10 years.
Reports claim that Muhammed Usman, his dad, had been in jail all the time - the reason he was not present to witness his son dominate in a highly difficult and competitive sport.