Abu "Captain Morocco" Azaitar


Stance: Orthodox
Division: Middleweight
Height: 5' 9"
Reach: 76"
Leg reach: 41.00
Weight: 185 lbs.
Age: 36



Significant Strikes Attempted: 128
Significant Strikes Landed: 48


Takedowns Attempted: 1
Takedowns Landed: 1


Abu Azaitar (born April 8, 1987) is a German-Moroccan professional mixed martial artist currently competing in the Middleweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Azaitar was born in Berlin, Germany and lived there until he was 9 years old when his family moved back to their native country Morocco. During that time, Abu fell in love with martial arts and eventually decided to pursue it professionally. He took up kickboxing at the age of 14 before transitioning into MMA at 17, training under former UFC fighter David Baron. After some success on the European circuit he signed with German MMA promotion Aspera FC in 2011 and became welterweight champion of the organization shortly after making his debut for them in 2013.

In 2015, Abu made his UFC debut against Paolo Thiago as part of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 4 Finale card where he won via first-round knockout . Since then has gone undefeated within the octagon amassing a record of 7 wins – including victories over Gasan Umalatov, Omari Akhmedov and Mounir Lazzez – 1 draw and 0 losses thus far inside the octagon leading him to becoming one of Europe’s brightest prospects for future championship contention.

Outside fighting Abu is an avid gamer who loves playing video games such as Call Of Duty or Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege alongside fellow fighters like Darren Till or Leon Edwards during their downtime outside training sessions which they broadcasted through Twitch streams while also maintaining a YouTube channel titled “Iron Pillow TV” which features content ranging from workout videos to exclusive interviews with other prominent figures within MMA community further confirming himself not just somebody who fights but someone who embraces all aspects associated with this culture.

Abu’s next fight will be against rising talent Calvin Kattar at UFC Fight night: Ortega vs Korean Zombie on October 17th 2021 where many fans will have chance get acquainted more closely with this charismatic fighter from Germany whose unique combination energy , technique , power & wit already earned him plenty admirers among hardcore & casual alike !

Fight History

Sedriques Dumas
Abu Azaitar: Defeated
by Unanimous Decision in Round 3
Sat. Oct 21, 2023
UFC 294: Makhachev vs. Volkanovski 2
Marc-Andre Barriault
Abu Azaitar: Defeated
by KO/TKO in Round 3
Sat. Mar 27, 2021
UFC 260: Miocic vs. Ngannou 2