Zak Ottow - Official UFC® Profile
Zak
Ottow
16-6-0( W-L-D )
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Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 6 fights.
Record: 16-6-0
Summary: Freestyle

Fighter Info

Nickname: The Barbarian
From: Milwaukee, Wisconsin United States
Fights Out Of: Milwaukee, Wisconsin United States
Age: 31
Height: 5' 11" ( 180 cm )
Weight: 170 lb ( 77 kg )
Reach 72"
Leg Reach 40"

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
449
40% Successful
179
Types of Successful Strikes
0
179
85% Standing
12%
153
5
21
Striking Defense
57
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
10
30% Successful
3
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
2
7
1
Takedown Defense
62
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
Loss
Zak Ottow
Jul 14, 2018
24
6
1
1
1
1
1
6
R2 KO/TKO
Win
Zak Ottow
Mar 3, 2018
4
22
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Loss
Zak Ottow
Nov 25, 2017
26
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Zak Ottow
Jun 10, 2017
25
37
2
2
0
0
2
1
R3 Decision - Split
Loss
Zak Ottow
Nov 19, 2016
35
44
1
0
0
0
1
0
R3 Decision - Split
Win
Zak Ottow
Oct 1, 2016
47
65
1
0
0
1
1
0
R3 Decision - Split

Biography

TRAINER: Pura Vida BJJ & MMA is my home gym that I train out of and co-own with Jake Klipp.

When and why did you start training for fighting?
With high school wrestling experience, I started training in jiu-jitsu after my college football career was completed. Jiu-jitsu led me to practice Thai kickboxing, and I had my first MMA fight shortly after training, and I knew that’s what I wanted to do.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC?
A dream come true. I always excelled in sports from a young age and always told people that I would be a professional athlete. Now I’ve made it.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn?
Yes - I played football at the Air Force Academy in Colorado and finished kinesiology degree from UW Milwaukee. 

What was your job before you started fighting?
Bartender 

Ranks in any martial arts styles:
Black Belt in BJJ, Orange Belt in taekwondo 

Favorite grappling technique:
Ottowplata 

Favorite Striking technique:
The Dart 
  • Pro since 2012
  • Four wins by KO, nine by submission (2 guillotine, 3 RNC, 3 arm triangle, undisclosed choke)
  • Eight first round finishes
  • Has won seven of his last 10
  • Lone pre-UFC losses were to UFC / WEC vets Jacob Volkmann, Mike Rhodes and Zach Micklewright
 

Career

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