Zak Ottow - Official UFC® Profile
Zak
Ottow
15-4-0( W-L-D )
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Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 3 fights.
Record: 15-4-0
Summary: Striking, wrestling, jiu-jitsu

Fighter Info

Nickname: The Barbarian
From: Milwuakee, Wisconsin United States
Fights Out Of: Milwuakee, Wisconsin United States
Age: 30
Height: 5' 11" ( 180 cm )
Weight: 170 lb ( 77 kg )
Reach 72"
Leg Reach 40"

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
366
40% Successful
146
Types of Successful Strikes
0
146
95% Standing
138
4
4
Striking Defense
59
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
6
33% Successful
2
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
1
1
1
Takedown Defense
67
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
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

TRAINING: A typical day of training for me is three training sessions a day for six days of the week. I usually get my strength and conditioning in before noon. Then I have a mitt session or drill wrestling in the afternoon. Then I do technique BJJ and striking at night. In order to keep my body healthy and recovering I regularly go to massage therapy, cryotherapy, or a chiropractor during the daytime in between workouts.
 
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 ranks and titles have you held? None
 
Do you have any heroes? None
 
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: Brown Belt in BJJ, Orange Belt in taekwondo 
 
Favorite grappling technique: Ottowplata 
 
Favorite Striking technique: The Dart 
  • Pro since 2012

 

  • Three wins by KO, nine by submission (2 guillotine, 3 RNC, 3 arm triangle, undisclosed choke)

 

  • Seven first round finishes

 

  • Has won six of his last seven

 

  • Lone pre-UFC losses were to UFC / WEC vets Jacob Volkmann, Mike Rhodes and Zach Micklewright
 

Career

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