Welcome to the UFC: Ottman Azaitar

Once Abu Azaitar made his UFC debut on July 22nd he would become the first Moroccan to step into the UFC octagon. Abu on his Instagram would announce that his younger brother Ottman has signed with the UFC. The debut and opponent are still unknown at the moment.

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Congratulations to my brother @ottmanazaitar to sign with the UFC. I am very happy for you making your dream come true and being the second Moroccan UFC-Fighter in the history. Now it is time for the Azaitar brothers to fight together side by side for the biggest MMA Organization of the world @ufc – thank you for this opportunity 🙏🏽 thank my brother @aliabdelaziz000 أشعر بسعادة وفخر كبيرين بمناسبة انضمام أخي الغالي عثمان للمنظمة العالمية لفنون القتال UFC، شعور لا يوصف وأنا أرى أخي الصغير يحقق انجازاً غير مسبوق رافعاً به راية المغرب عاليا، ومُشكِّلاً مفخرة للشباب، جعلك الله في تألق دائم..#🇲🇦

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Ottman “Bulldozer” Azaitar

Cologne, Germany
Trains out of Jupps Fight Team
2 Submissions (rear-naked-choke, guillotine)

How will Ottman Azaitar fare in the UFC:

Azaitar has a style that excites fans and with the right opponent he could strike a few fight of the night bonuses but mainly he will struggle outside the bottom tier of the division. You can’t discredit his aggression nor his toughness but when you lack technique and takedown defense you won’t ever reach a high-level nor really mid-level in the UFC. Azaitar always brings it every fight and is always fun as he marches forward the whole time throwing big looping hooks looking for the kill shot. His nickname is “Bulldozer” and that’s his game plan every time he puts his gloves on is to break his opponents with his constant pressure and the power in his hands. The thang is, Azaitar comes in to aggressive and is easily allows his opponents to change levels and get the takedown. Like I said he does lack technique on the feet but he does have decent wrestling and even better ground and pound. Overall a fun addition to the roster but not someone who will ever make a run for the title.

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