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Ottman Azaitar

Ottman Azaitar

German mixed martial arts fighter
Ottman Azaitar
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro German mixed martial arts fighter
Is Athlete Martial artist Thai boxer
From Morocco
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 20 February 1990, Cologne, Cologne Government Region, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Age 31 years
Star sign Pisces
Family
Siblings: Abu Azaitar
Peoplepill ID ottman-azaitar
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Biography

Ottman Azaitar (born February 20, 1990) was a German-Moroccan mixed martial artist who formerly competed in the Lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is the younger brother of UFC fighter Abu Azaitar.

Background

Ottman Azaitar was born in Cologne, Germany in 1990 to Moroccan immigrant parents. Azaitar grew up in the Dellbrück district of Cologne until he moved with his family to Weiden. He attended the King Fahd Academy in Bonn until the age of 15. The controversial school, which shut down in 2017 of its own accord, was funded by the Saudi government and suspected of “attracting Islamists to Germany.” At the academy, all school subjects were taught exclusively in Arabic. This unusual school career initially had a negative impact on his German language skills, which became noticeable when he moved to the Hildegard of Bingen Gymnasium in Cologne. However, the initial language difficulties were overcome and he left the high school after graduating in 2012 with a grade point average of 1.9. After graduating from high school, he took up studies in business administration.[1][2]

He began his sports career as a six-year-old boy. Until the age of ten, he learned the techniques of ju-jitsu martial arts. Then he switched to boxing, Thai boxing and kickboxing, in which he also won several important titles until 2012. These include his titles as champion in thaiboxing of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia in 2011 and the following year as German champion in thaiboxing. At the same time, Ottman Azaitar was called up to the German national Thai boxing team and participated in the world championship in Saint Petersburg.

Mixed martial arts career

Early Career

Starting his career in 2014, Ottman fought mainly regional German promotions and then later joined Brave Combat Federation. While in BRAVE, in his third fight for the organization, he won the BRAVE Combat Federation Lightweight Championship against Alejandro Martinez via 3rd round TKO. In his next fight, he fought Danijel Kokora in a welterweight non-title bout, picking up a 31-second KO. He was later stripped of the Lightweight Championship after refusing to defend it in a timely manner, with Mohammed Shahid, the President of Brave CF, releasing the following statement

“Ottoman Azaitar has had a great career with Brave Combat Federation, fighting a really good fight in Morocco which was not for the title. If you look at the lightweight division today, we have not had a title defense for nearly a year at this point. Of course, this is very unfair to the division as a whole, and we have to make a decision on that. We are confirming right now; November in Bahrain, we will have a lightweight title fight. And we’ve been working to make that fight happen for a while now. If we don’t have that caliber of fighters, the one is willing to fight against the best in the world, that fighter doesn’t have a place here at Brave, To make it official; we have stripped Ottman Azaitar of the lightweight title. We will have a match for the vacant title during the Brave International fight Week in November. The most important thing here, the message, is to make sure that we have athletes who actively want to fight the best in the world – especially as champion.”

Ultimate Fighting Championship

On September 7, 2019, Ottman made his UFC debut at UFC 242 against Teemu Packalén. He won the fight via knockout in the first round.

A bout between Azaitar and Khama Worthy was previously scheduled to take place at UFC 249. However, the event was cancelled in early April due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The fight was then rescheduled to UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Sakai. In turn, the pair was removed from that event due to undisclosed reasons and moved to UFC Fight Night: Waterson vs. Hill Azaitar went on to win the fight via technical knockout in the first round.

On November 21, 2020, it was announced that Azaitar was scheduled to fight against Matt Frevola on January 24, 2021 at UFC 257. However, on the day of the weigh-ins it was announced that Azaitar withdrew from the bout. It was later announced by Dana that Ottman had broken safety protocols as a result of this, he was released from the UFC. Dana White released the following statement on the matter:

“He and his team cut their wristbands off and got them to people on the outside, one guy, This guy got inside the bubble, went in through a room, shimmied down four balconies, went in through (Azaitar’s) balcony, and dropped off a bag of we don’t know what. Then he changed his clothes and went back outside of the bubble. We got everything on camera, we saw the whole thing, and how it all went down, pulled his fight and cut him.”

As the result of violate the Covid safety protocoa, Azaitar was released from UFC on January 23, 2021.

Championships and accomplishments

  • Ultimate Fighting Championship
    • Performance of the Night (Two time) vs. Teemu Packalén and Khama Worthy
  • Brave Combat Federation
    • BRAVE Combat Federation Lightweight Championship (One time)

Mixed martial arts record

Professional record breakdown
13 matches 13 wins 0 losses
By knockout 10 0
By submission 2 0
By decision 1 0
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 13–0 Khama Worthy TKO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Waterson vs. Hill September 12, 2020 1 1:33 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Performance of the Night.
Win 12–0 Teemu Packalén KO (punch) UFC 242 September 7, 2019 1 3:35 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Performance of the Night.
Win 11–0 Danijel Kokora KO (punch) Brave CF 14 August 18, 2018 1 0:32 Tangier, Morocco Welterweight bout.
Win 10–0 Alejandro Martinez TKO (punches) Brave CF 9: The Kingdom of Champions November 17, 2017 3 1:16 Isa Town, Bahrain Won the BCF Lightweight Championship.
Win 9–0 Charlie Leary TKO (punches) Brave FC 4: Unstoppable March 31, 2017 1 2:22 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Lightweight debut.
Win 8–0 Kevin Koldobsky Decision (unanimous) Brave FC 2: Dynasty December 2, 2016 3 5:00 Isa Town, Bahrain
Win 7–0 Łukasz Szczerek TKO (punches) GMC 8 April 16, 2016 1 0:56 Castrop-Rauxel, Germany
Win 6–0 Ramūnas Paliunis TKO (punches) Fair FC 4 November 28, 2015 1 1:16 Eindhoven, Netherlands
Win 5–0 Christoph Hector Submission (guillotine choke) Mix Fight Gala 18 June 5, 2015 1 2:57 Fulda, Germany
Win 4–0 Serge Dali Submission (rear naked choke) GMC 6 April 18, 2015 1 3:30 Castrop-Rauxel, Germany
Win 3–0 Ilbey Akdas KO (punch) Fair FC 3 March 25, 2015 1 0:14 Rheinberg, Germany
Win 2–0 Alexander Vogt TKO (submission to punches) Fair FC 2 November 1, 2014 2 4:01 Herne, Germany
Win 1–0 Patrick Talmon TKO (punches) Showdown Fight Night June 7, 2014 1 0:19 Mannheim, Germany Welterweight debut.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 23 Jan 2021. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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