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Abu Azaitar

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Abu Azaitar
Born (1986-03-10) March 10, 1986 (age 35)
Cologne, Germany
Other namesGladiator
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
DivisionMiddleweight
Reach75[1]
Fighting out ofCologne, Germany
TeamTeam Azaitar
Mixed martial arts record
Total17
Wins14
By knockout7
By submission1
By decision6
Losses1
By knockout1
Draws1
No contests1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

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Abu Azaitar (born March 10, 1986) is a Moroccan mixed martial artist competing in the Middleweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. A professional since 2009, he has formerly competed for World Series of Fighting (WSOF).[2] He is the older brother of UFC Ottman Azaitar.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Azaitar participated in various regional MMA promotions, notably in KSW,[3][4] Absolute Championship Berkut and Respect Fighting Championship.[5]

World Series of Fighting[edit]

On April 2, 2016, Azaitar made his WSOF debut against veteran Danny Davis Jr at WSOF 30.[6] After a hard-fought right Azaitar won the fight via unanimous decision.[7]

On October 2, 2016, Azaitar made his return taking on Mike Arrant at WSOF 33 on the undercard.[8] He won via a unanimous decision.

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Azaitar made his UFC debut on July 22, 2018, against Vitor Miranda at UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Smith.[9] He won the fight via unanimous decision.

Azaitar was expected to face Alessio Di Chirico on April 11, 2020 at UFC Fight Night 172.[10] Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event was eventually cancelled.[11]

Azaitar was expected to face Joaquin Buckley on October 11, 2020 at UFC Fight Night 179.[12] However, Azaitar pulled out on September 26 due to undisclosed reasons and was replaced by Impa Kasanganay.[13]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

  • German MMA championship
    • GMC Middleweight Championship (One time)

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 14–1–1(1) Vitor Miranda Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Smith Script error: No such module "Date table sorting". 3 5:00 Hamburg, Germany
Win 13–1–1 (1) Mike Arrant Decision (unanimous) WSOF 33 Script error: No such module "Date table sorting". 3 5:00 Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Win 12–1–1 (1) Danny Davis Jr. Decision (unanimous) WSOF 30 Script error: No such module "Date table sorting". 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 11–1–1 (1) Ibragim Tibilov TKO (punches) ACB 27 Script error: No such module "Date table sorting". 1 1:53 Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Win 10–1–1 (1) Rafal Lewon Decision (unanimous) GMC 6 Script error: No such module "Date table sorting". 5 5:00 Castrop-Rauxel, Germany Won the GMC Middleweight Championship
Draw 9–1–1 (1) Piotr Strus Draw (majority) KSW 27 Script error: No such module "Date table sorting". 3 5:00 Gdańsk, Poland
Win 9–1 (1) Jack Marshman TKO (punches) CWFC Fight Night 10 Script error: No such module "Date table sorting". 1 0:34 Amman, Jordan
Win 8–1 (1) Krzysztof Kulak TKO (punches) KSW 25 Script error: No such module "Date table sorting". 1 2:20 Wroclaw, Poland
Win 7–1 (1) Marcin Naruszcka TKO (punches) GMC 4 Script error: No such module "Date table sorting". 2 2:15 Herne, Germany
Win 6–1 (1) Roman Kapranov TKO (punches) Kombat Komplett 8 Script error: No such module "Date table sorting". 1 4:30 Baumholder, Germany
Loss 5–1 (1) Marcin Naruszcka TKO (doctor stoppage) Respect Fighting Championship 8 Script error: No such module "Date table sorting". 1 5:00 Wuppertal, Germany
Win 5–0 (1) Martin Zawada Decision (unanimous) Respect Fighting Championship 7 Script error: No such module "Date table sorting". 3 5:00 Eishalle, Essen, Germany
Win 4–0 (1) Nils Wernersbach TKO (punches) Superior Fighting Championship 8 Script error: No such module "Date table sorting". 1 0:12 Mainz, Germany
Win 3–0 (1) Andrei Embolaev Decision (unanimous) Superior Fighting Championship 7 Script error: No such module "Date table sorting". 2 5:00 Düren, Germany
Win 2–0 (1) Dimitri Dzhumburidze TKO (punches) Superior Fighting Championship 6 Script error: No such module "Date table sorting". 1 0:18 Karlsruhe, Germany
Win 1–0 (1) Sadnin Katica Submission (rear naked choke) TFS: Mix Fight Gala Open Air Script error: No such module "Date table sorting". 1 0:00 Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany
NC 0–0 (1) Volker Dietz No Contest (overturned by promotion) K1 Maximum Script error: No such module "Date table sorting". 1 1:15 Herne, Germany

See also[edit]

  • List of current UFC fighters

References[edit]

  1. "Abu Azaitar | UFC". www.ufc.com. Retrieved 2019-11-11.
  2. "Abu Azaitar: Tapology Profile".
  3. "KSW 25: Khalidov vs. Sakurai 2 - Event Results".
  4. "KSW 27: Cage Time - Event Results".
  5. "From Prison to the King's Palace: Abu Azaitar's UFC Hamburg debut marred by criminal past". 2018-07-19.
  6. "WSOF 30 results: Branch retains middleweight belt, Fitch captures first title". 2016-04-03.
  7. "David Branch retains the middleweight title, Jon Fitch captures welterweight gold". 2016-04-03.
  8. "WSOF 33 results: David Branch dominates Vinny Magalhaes for wide decision win". 2016-10-08.
  9. "Morocco's MMA Champion Abu Azaitar Wins UFC Debut, Thanks King". 2018-07-23.
  10. Redactie. "Azaitar vs. Di Chirico and Avila vs. Rosa added to UFC event on April 11". mmadna.com. Retrieved 2019-12-27.Script error: The function "in_lang" does not exist.
  11. Nolan King and John Morgan (2020-03-15). "UFC postpones three events amid growing coronavirus outbreak". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2020-03-16.
  12. DNA, MMA (2020-08-22). "Abu Azaitar treft Joaquin Buckley tijdens UFC evenement op 10 oktober". MMA DNA. Retrieved 2020-08-23.
  13. Danny Segura (2020-09-26). "Impa Kasanganay replaces Abu Azaitar at UFC on ESPN+ 37, takes on Joaquin Buckley". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2020-09-26.

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