Rabat – Morocco’s Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighter Ottman Azaitar defeated Finnish fighter Teemu Packalen by a knockout on Saturday, September 7 in Abu Dhabi.
Azaitar defeated his rival in a lightweight fight at the UFC, leaving no chances for his opponent. The 29-year old champion knocked out his rival with one punch in the ear during the first round.
Azaitar is a world champion in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA).
In a statement to the press, Azaitar said he was delighted to have achieved this victory.
He expressed his thanks to King Mohammed VI for the support that the monarch continues to provide to the Azaitar brothers.
Ottman has posted several photographs of him and his brother with King Mohammed VI on social media. Recently the champion expressed his gratitude to the monarch, writing: “We love him and appreciate him a lot! May Allah protect and support him.”
Ottman’s brother, Abu Bakr Azaitar, was the first Moroccan to have signed a professional contract with the UFC.
Ottman Azaitar was born in Cologne, Germany in 1990 to Moroccan parents. He competed in several competitions, including Cage Warriors, (KSW), and Absolute Championship Berkut (ACB) before his signing with the UFC.