Ottman Azaitar
Bulldozer

Morocco

Won't compete at UFC 249
LightweightUFC
April 6, 2020
Azaitar will no longer face Khama Worth at UFC 249 following the event's relocation from Brooklyn to an unspecified location.
ANALYSIS
It's a tough break for Azaitar, who was looking to get his second UFC win in as many chances on one of the nation's biggest stages. It's unclear if this bout will get rescheduled for a later date, but it's worth noting the Morocco native may be facing travel restrictions indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic
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Facing Khama Worthy in Brooklyn
LightweightUFC
January 27, 2020
Azaitar (hand) is scheduled to face Khama Worthy (15-6-0) in a lightweight fight April 18 at UFC 249 in Brooklyn, Ryan Gerbosi of Newsday reports.
ANALYSIS
Azaitar (12-0-0) will put his perfect record on the line as he returns to the Octagon for the first time since September, when he claimed a knockout victory over Teemu Packalen. The 29-year-old hurt his hand during the fight and was handed a medical suspension, but he'll be back to full strength by the time the showdown with Worthy arrives. Azaitar has won by either knockout or technical knockout in six of his last seven fights.
Possible hand fracture
LightweightUFC
September 11, 2019
Azaitar has been suspended 180 days pending a physician's clearance due to a left hand injury, Dave Doyle of MMAJunkie.com report.
ANALYSIS
While it was an impressive performance that earned Azaitar a post-fight bonus, he may have suffered a broken hand in the process. If the wants to build on a successful debut before next March, Azaitar will need to get clearance from a physician. In the absence of a traditional athletic commission in Abu Dhabi, the UFC instead self-regulated this event.
Announces arrival with scary KO
LightweightUFC
September 7, 2019
Azaitar defeated Teemu Packalen via KO (punch) at 3:33 of Round 1 at UFC 242 in The Arena on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Azaitar entered his first UFC fight with the reputation of a knockout artist and certainly lived up to the hype in his debut, flattening his opponent with a shot behind the ear in one of the most frightening finishes one could ever see. That stoppage also earned him a $50,000 post-fight bonus. Azaitar hasn't had much in the way of competition on the regional scene, but it will be interesting to see how far raw power and athleticism can take him at the highest level. He improves to a perfect 12-0 in professional MMA as a result of the victory,
To debut at UFC Abu Dhabi
LightweightUFC
May 31, 2019
Azaitar will debut agaisnt Teemu Packalen at UFC Abu Dhabi on Sept. 7, Danny Segura of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Azaitar carries an 11-0-0 professional record into his debut, though he hasn't fought at a competition level that matches the UFC. His opponent, Packalen, has fought just three times in the UFC himself and pulled out of his last scheduled bout in October of 2018 due to a knee injury. Azaitar will likely look to stay on his feet given that seven of his 11 victories have come via KO/TKO.