Jake Collier is set to go up against Mohammed Usman in a heavyweight clash at UFC Fight Night 228 on September 23, 2023, after Valter Walker had to withdraw from the fight due to an injury. Interestingly, Mohammed Usman happens to be the younger sibling of former UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman.
Usman is entering the octagon with a recent unanimous decision victory over Junior Tafa in April of this year. The 34-year-old is yet to be defeated in the promotion, and he’s aiming to extend his winning streak in the UFC by defeating Collier this weekend in Las Vegas.
“Just because your brother can fight doesn’t mean you can” 😳
– Jake Collier to Mohammed Usman
— MMA Orbit (@mma_orbit) September 22, 2023
Much like his older brother Kamaru, Mohammed is following a similar path in his UFC career, having started his journey by winning the Ultimate Fighter tournament. In August 2022, Usman secured his position in the UFC by delivering an impressive knockout win against Zac Pauga, thus claiming the championship title of The Ultimate Fighter Season 30.
Of course, his brother being such a successful fighter at the highest level of the sport will be a big inspiration for him. However, his opponent Jake Collier asserted during the face-off before their fight that Usman being the brother of a former UFC champion has nothing to do with his own fight. “Just because your brother can fight doesn’t mean you can,” said Collier at the face-offs.
The clash between Mohammed Usman and Jake Collier guarantees an exhilarating collision in the heavyweight division of the UFC. Fight fans can look forward to a fiercely contested bout as both fighters strive to leave a lasting impression and ascend the rankings. Given Usman’s formidable strength and Collier’s seasoned expertise, this battle promises to be a captivating spectacle.
Jake Collier predicts a win by TKO against Mohammed Usman
Jake Collier is of the opinion that he will make easy work of Usman, as he has recently predicted a win by TKO against the Nigerian fighter. “I think he’s going to fade pretty quickly with my pace. I think I am going to finish him in the second round with a TKO”. said Collier to Sherdog.
While Collier is looking pretty confident before his fight in Las Vegas, this weekend, he has not had the best time inside the octagon since he moved to the heavyweight division. Currently, he’s enduring a three-fight losing streak. He suffered a split decision defeat to Andrei Arlovski in 2022, followed by a TKO loss to Chris Barnett in the same year. His most recent setback occurred in April, when he was outpointed by Martin Buday.
What do you make of this exciting heavyweight clash between Jake Collier and Mohammed Usman? Do you also second Collier on his TKO prediction? Tell us in the comments!