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Manager Ali Abdelaziz has misdemeanor battery charge involving Colby Covington dismissed, ordered to pay cash bond

Ali Abdelaziz
Ali Abdelaziz
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Manager Ali Abdelaziz has settled one of his outstanding battery charges.

According to Las Vegas Township Justice Court records, Abdelaziz has been ordered to pay a cash bond of $1,000 for an incident in March involving himself and UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman getting into a physical altercation with Colby Covington at a Las Vegas casino. A battery charge was initially filed against Abdelaziz on June 21.

The cash bond was requested to be transferred, so the payment will have already been resolved. Abdelaziz’s battery charge will go down as a misdemeanor dismissed on his record, MMA Fighting confirmed with a court administrator.

On Aug. 27, Abdelaziz’s attorney Dean Gronemeir entered a plea of not guilty and a bench trial was scheduled for Oct. 14 before being rescheduled for Nov. 25 after a motion to continue was granted to the defense.

This past Tuesday, Abdelaziz, in absentia, waived his right to a trial and the matter was resolved without his presence in court.

Abdelaziz is still awaiting trial for a second battery charge, which allegedly took place in October also in Las Vegas during a PFL event at Mandalay Bay Events Center. He has been banned from attending the PFL’s postseason events until the matter is taken care of.

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