Fighter manager Ali Abdelaziz is facing two battery charges, stemming from separate incidents in Las Vegas. The most recent incident allegedly happened on Friday, during a PFL event.
In a police report obtained by MMA Junkie, the Dominance MMA Management founder was said to be involved in an altercation with fellow manager Abraham Kawa. The report stated that Abdelaziz approached Kawa in the VIP section of the arena and subsequently struck the latter “in the face with a closed fist.”
On October 11, 2019 at approximately 2126 Hours, I, Officer B. Redd P#16936 operating as marked and uniformed patrol unit MAN9 responded to a Battery in progress while working a special event at Mandalay Bay Event Center 3950 South Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89119.
Sgt. A Aguirre P#9645 and Sgt. K. Lorsen P#5746 while on post in the VIP section observed an unknown male later identified as ALAA R ABDELAZIZ, strike another male in his face with a closed fist.. The male identified as the victim identified himself via his Miami ID as Ibrahim Kawa [redacted]. Kawa stated while in the VIP area Aziz approached him stated he needed to speak with him and subsequently struck him in the face with a closed fist on the right side of his face for no reason. Once struck Officers and Mandalay Security immediately responded, and separated both parties. Sgt. Aguirre and Sgt Lorsen observed the incident in its entirety.
Leisette France corroborated the incident observed by officers.
Aziz did willfully and unlawfully use force and violence upon the person of another to wit Ibrahim Kawa by using his fist to hit said victim in the face and head area in the presence of a public officer.
Photos of Kawa’s injuries were taken and uploaded to OnBase.
Due to the above facts and circumstances, a battery occurring in officers presence Aziz was issued a citation and escorted off the premises.
In another report by MMA Fighting, Abdelaziz is also scheduled to appear in a bench trial for alleged battery for his scuffle with Colby Covington at UFC 235 in March inside the Palms Casino. The trial will take place on November 25th at the Las Vegas Township Justice Court.
Abdelaziz manages UFC contenders Cody Garbrandt, Frankie Edgar, and Justin Gaethje, as well as champions Henry Cejudo, Kamaru Usman and Khabib Nurmagomedov.