|Born||December 22, 1986|
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
|Other names||The Barbarian|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)|
|Style||Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Boxing, Taekwondo, Wrestling|
|Fighting out of||Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States|
|Team||Pura Vida BJJ|
|Rank||Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu |
Orange belt in Taekwondo
|Mixed martial arts record|
|University||University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Zak Ottow (born mixed martial artist who formerly competed in the welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). A professional competitor since 2011, he has also competed for King of the Cage.December 22, 1986) is an American
Ottow started training in wrestling and football when he was in high school. After his college football career has finished, he made the move to concentrate in MMA training and started his professional career not long after. Ottow's typical day of training splits into three sessions. He starts his early morning with strength and conditional training; he works on his wrestling or boxing during the midday, and finishes off his day with BJJ training.
Mixed martial arts career
Ottow participated in various regional MMA promotions primarily in the Upper Midwest such as King of the Cage, North American Fighting Championship, and Legacy Fighting Championship. He amassed a record of 13–3–0 prior signed by Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Ottow was released by UFC in December 2019.
He owns Pura Vida BJJ gym.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|24 matches||17 wins||7 losses|
|Loss||17–7||Alex Morono||TKO (submission to elbows)||UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. dos Santos||March 9, 2019||1||3:34||Wichita, Kansas, United States|
|Win||17–6||Dwight Grant||Decision (split)||UFC on Fox: Lee vs. Iaquinta 2||December 15, 2018||3||5:00||Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States|
|Loss||16–6||Sage Northcutt||KO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: dos Santos vs. Ivanov||July 14, 2018||2||3:13||Boise, Idaho, United States|
|Win||16–5||Mike Pyle||TKO (punches)||UFC 222||March 3, 2018||1||2:34||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||15–5||Li Jingliang||TKO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Gastelum||November 25, 2017||1||2:57||Shanghai, China|
|Win||15–4||Kiichi Kunimoto||Decision (split)||UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Hunt||June 10, 2017||3||5:00||Auckland, New Zealand|
|Loss||14–4||Sérgio Moraes||Decision (split)||UFC Fight Night: Bader vs. Nogueira 2||November 19, 2016||3||5:00||São Paulo, Brazil|
|Win||14–3||Josh Burkman||Decision (split)||UFC Fight Night: Lineker vs. Dodson||October 1, 2016||3||5:00||Portland, Oregon, United States|
|Win||13–3||Craig Eckelberg||Decision (unanimous)||Pure FC 4||June 11, 2016||3||5:00||Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States|
|Win||12–3||Frank Schuman||Submission (guillotine choke)||KOTC: Total Devastation||April 23, 2016||3||3:23||Lac Du Flambeau, Wisconsin, United States|
|Win||11–3||Jay Ellis||Submission (rear-naked choke)||KOTC: Shattered||March 5, 2016||1||0:26||Keshena, Wisconsin, United States|
|Win||10–3||Richard Wolfe||Submission (guillotine choke)||KOTC: Title at the Torch||October 17, 2015||1||1:33||Lac Du Flambeau, Wisconsin, United States|
|Loss||9–3||Jacob Volkmann||Technical Submission (brabo choke)||Legacy Fighting Championship 43||July 17, 2015||1||4:55||Hinckley, Minnesota, United States|
|Win||9–2||Robbie Gotreau||TKO||KOTC: Public Enemy||February 21, 2015||1||4:27||Carlton, Minnesota, United States|
|Win||8–2||Eddie Larrea||Submission (arm-triangle choke)||KOTC: Beastmaster||December 6, 2014||1||1:53||Keshena, Wisconsin, United States|
|Win||7–2||Nathan Howe||Submission (arm-triangle choke)||Resurrection Fighting Alliance 19||October 10, 2014||2||0:54||Prior Lake, Minnesota, United States|
|Loss||6–2||Zach Micklewright||TKO (punches)||Caged Aggression 12||March 15, 2014||2||1:04||Davenport, Iowa, United States|
|Win||6–1||Quinton McCottrell||Submission (rear-naked choke)||NAFC: Battle in the Ballroom||September 28, 2013||2||1:05||Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States||Welterweight debut.|
|Win||5–1||Eddie Larrea||Submission (rear-naked choke)||KOTC: Train Wreck||July 2, 2013||1||2:45||Lac Du Flambeau, Wisconsin, United States|
|Win||4–1||Matt Gauthier||Submission (arm-triangle choke)||Resurrection Fighting Alliance 8||June 21, 2013||1||3:07||Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States||Catchweight (175 lbs) bout.|
|Win||3–1||Jesse Midas||TKO (punches)||Driller Promotions: Caged Chaos||April 27, 2013||1||4:00||Shakopee, Minnesota, United States|
|Win||2–1||Ricky Stettner||Submission (choke)||NAFC: Battleground||March 29, 2013||2||2:27||Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States||Catchweight (180 lbs) bout.|
|Win||1–1||Jim Klimczyk||Submission (punches)||KOTC: New Vision||February 16, 2013||1||4:37||Morton, Minnesota, United States|
|Loss||0–1||Mike Rhodes||Decision (unanimous)||NAFC: Colosseum||May 4, 2012||3||5:00||Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States|
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- "UFC roster update: Zak Ottow, Kurt Holobaugh among 10 released; one fighter announces retirement". MMA Junkie. 2019-12-19. Retrieved 2019-12-20.
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