|Born||May 31, 1992|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||170.0 lb (77.1 kg; 12.14 st)|
|Reach||73 in (185 cm)|
|Style||Sambo, Kickboxing, BJJ|
|Fighting out of||Nuremberg, Germany|
|Team||Hammers Team |
Phuket Top Team
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Notable relatives||Cousin - Khaled Ayari -footballer for Lokomotiv Plovdiv in the Bulgarian First League|
Cousin - Hassine Ayari Tunisia Olympian in Greco-Roman wrestling
Uncle - Omrane Ayari -Tunisia Olympian in Greco-Roman wrestling
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Jessin Ayari (born May 31, 1992) is a Tunisian-German professional mixed martial artist. He was the formal Superior Fighting Championship Welterweight Champion. Ayari competes in the welterweight division of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
Ayari started playing football when he was young, and played for TSV 1904 Feucht youth team as a defensive midfielder in Germany. He started training in MMA at the age of fifteen after becoming frustrated with his football teammates who did not pull their weight and give as much as him. Ayari soon transitioned to MMA and completed his first MMA fight two years later.
Since MMA gyms are hard to find in Germany, Ayari goes to different gyms to train in each specific combat sport discipline. A typical day for his training starts with strength and conditioning training at Power Athletics. In the evening, he either does boxing training at West End, BJJ training at Fight Gym, MMA sparring with Hammers Team or wrestling training at Johannis Grizzlys.
Mixed martial arts career
Ayari made his professional MMA debut on October 17, 2009 at Bavaria, Germany, and he was the former Superior Fighting Championship Welterweight Champion. He had a six fight win streak with a victory win over former UFC fighter Mickael Lebout at GMC 8 in Castrop-Rauxel on April 16, 2016, with professional MMA record of 15-3 prior being signed by UFC.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Ayari was expected to make his UFC debut against Emil Meek on September 3, 2016 at UFC Fight Night: Arlovski vs. Barnett in Hamburg, Germany. However, Meek was pulled from the fight due to a USADA conflict where receiving medical treatment of the fight against Rousimar Palhares prior to signing with the UFC and he was replaced by Jim Wallhead. Ayari won his first UFC fight via split decision.
Championships and accomplishments
Mixed martial arts
- Superior Fighting Championship
- Superior Fighting Championship Welterweight Champion (one time) vs. Kerim Engizek
Amateur Sambo Competition
- Bavarian Combat Sambo Championship
- Bavarian Combat Sambo Champion
Ayari comes from a family of athletes; his cousin Khaled Ayari was a footballer for Lokomotiv Plovdiv in the Bulgarian First League, and another cousin Hassine Ayari and uncle Omrane Ayari represented Tunisia in Greco-Roman wrestling in the Olympics.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|21 matches||16 wins||5 losses|
|Loss||16–5||Stevie Ray||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Volkan vs. Smith||October 27, 2018||3||5:00||Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada||Lightweight debut.|
|Loss||16–4||Darren Till||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Gustafsson vs. Teixeira||May 28, 2017||3||5:00||Stockholm, Sweden|
|Win||16–3||Jim Wallhead||Decision (split)||UFC Fight Night: Arlovski vs. Barnett||September 3, 2016||3||5:00||Hamburg, Germany|
|Win||15–3||Mickael Lebout||Decision (unanimous)||German MMA Championship 8||April 16, 2016||3||5:00||Castrop-Rauxel, Germany|
|Win||14–3||Twan van Buuren||TKO (punches)||Respect FC: Caged 2||December 19, 2015||3||1:50||Karlsruhe, Germany|
|Win||13–3||Stanislav Futera||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Innferno Fighting Championship||June 13, 2015||1||3:22||Tyrol, Austria|
|Win||12–3||Juan Manuel Suarez||Decision (Unanimous)||Ansgar Fighting Leag4e 2||March 14, 2015||3||5:00||Telde, Spain|
|Win||11–3||Ramon Boixader||Submission (guillotine choke)||Ansgar Fighting League 2||November 29, 2014||1||4:56||Madrid, Spain|
|Win||10–3||Roman Kapranov||Decision (unanimous)||Rhein Neckar Championship: Martial Arts Gala||November 30, 2013||3||5:00||Frankenthal, Germany|
|Loss||9–3||Abusupiyan Magomedov||TKO (punches)||German MMA Championship 3||February 16, 2013||1||1:49||Herne, Germany||For the GMC Welterweight Championship.|
|Win||9–2||Kerim Engizek||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Superior FC: Tournament 2012 Part V||November 24, 2012||2||3:56||Manz, Germany|
|Win||8–2||Aleksandar Rajacic||Decision (unanimous)||Superior FC: Tournament 2012 Part IV||September 15, 2012||3||5:00||Duren, Germany|
|Loss||7–2||Alan Johnston||KO (punches)||On Top 5||June 2, 2012||2||2:52||Glasgow, Scotland|
|Win||7–1||Matthias Merkle||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Superior FC: Tournament 2012 Part 2||March 31, 2012||1||2:09||Göppingen, Germany|
|Win||6–1||Sebastian Baron||TKO (retirement)||Respect Fighting Championship 6||September 17, 2011||1||5:00||Wuppertal, Germany|
|Win||5–1||Volker Dietz||TKO (broken hand)||Respect Fighting Championship 5||April 9, 2011||1||1:37||Essen, Germany|
|Loss||4–1||Ruben Crawford||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Outsider Cup: Cage Fight Night 9||October 17, 2010||1||3:59||Bielefeld, Germany|
|Win||4–0||Wahid Beisel||Submission (armbar)||Outsider Cup 19||July 10, 2010||1||1:58||Berlin, Germany|
|Win||3–0||Arsan Tepsaev||Submission (triangle choke)||Outsider Cup 19||July 10, 2010||1||1:36||Berlin, Germany|
|Win||2–0||Frank van Lessiel||Submission (arm-triangle choke)||Outsider Cup 15||November 14, 2009||1||3:06||Koblenz, Germany|
|Win||1–0||Tobias Hollubetz||Submission (armbar)||Fighting Masters Championship||October 17, 2009||1||2:43||Bavaria, Germany|
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