Not a coincidence, two Nigerian fighters, Anthony Joshua and Kamaru Usman, although based abroad loses their matches on the same day.
To Anthony Joshua, it was a fight to reclaim his heavyweight world titles from Ukrainian fighter, Oleksandr Usyk but he was again defeated.
The heavyweight rivals met on Saturday night in Saudi Arabia, 11 months after Usyk dominated Joshua over 12 rounds in London.
Joshua was awarded a 115-113 decision by the first judge.
However, Usyk was awarded the bout 115-113 and 116-112 by the other two judges.
To Usman Kamaru, a UFC Waterweight Champion who has never lost a fight in his career, but last night, Usman lost to British fighter, Leon Edwards and he becomes the first man to take down Nigerian nightmare in his UFC career.
The fight took place night at Salt Lake City.
Edwards landed a fierce head kick with just a minute left. The Brit was down on the scorecards but won the UFC Welterweight title out of nowhere.
Speaking after the match, Joshua said: “I’m not a 12 round fighter, look at me, I’m a new breed of heavyweights, Mike Tyson, Sonny Liston, Jack Dempsey, ‘you don’t throw combinations like Rocky Marciano’.
“I’m 18 stone, I’m heavy, it’s hard work.
“This guy here is a phenomenal talent, we’re going to cheer for him three times.”