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Middleweight Division

"Captain Morocco"

Abu Azaitar

Middleweight Division

14-4-1 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission


First Round Finishes

Abu Azaitar

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Learn more about Abu Azaitar's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Place of Birth
Rabat, Morocco
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Jul. 22, 2018
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2009

  • Seven wins by KO, one by submission (RNC)

  • Seven first round finishes

  • 9-1-1 in his last 11

  • Has won five of his last seven

  • Owns 2014 win (34-second KO) over UFC vet Jack Marshman

UFC 294 (10/21/23) Azaitar lost a three round unanimous decision to Sedriques Dumas

UFC 260 (3/27/21) Azaitar was stopped by Marc-Andre Barriault via strikes at 4:56 of the third round

UFC Fight Night (7/22/18) Azaitar won a three round unanimous decision over Vitor Miranda

When and why did you start training for fighting? It was 2010 when I started with MMA. My father was the reason for me to start with combat sports; he always motivated me to do sports.

What ranks and titles have you held? MMA Kombat Complete – Champion, Fight of the year 2012, Martial Artist of the year 2013, MMA Fighter of the year 2013 and 2014, Knockout of the year 2014, MMA Fighter of the year 2015

Do you have any heroes? Marvel’s The Avengers

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It has always been my dream to fight in the top league with the best MMA athletes. Now, thanks to God, this dream has come true.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I’ve got the university-entrance diploma (Abitur).

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Full Muay Thai NRW Champion, Full Muay Thai Germany Champion

Specific accomplishments in pro competition? Belgian K-1 Champion, K-1 Germany Champion, European K-1 Champion

Favorite grappling technique: Heel hook, Ground-and-Pound

Favorite Striking technique: Head hook - left and right