Ali Abdelaziz and Abe Kawa were both in attendance at a Professional Fighters League (PFL) event in October of 2019.
However, both would not remain cordial throughout the evening as Abdelaziz allegedly attacked Kawa backstage at the event, which was also witnessed by former UFC Lightweight Champion Anthony Pettis’ fiancé. Abdelaziz allegedly attacked Kawa after Kawa allegedly spread a rumor stating that Abdelaziz sexually assaulted a UFC employee in 2018.
The physical battle would turn into a legal one and Abdelaziz, according to MMA Fighting, has seen the charges against him dismissed. Chris Blakesley, who was Abdelaziz’s legal representative, would meet with the state (Nevada) prosecutor and both mutually agreed to have the charges dismissed. No witnesses allegedly came to Kawa’s side after the legal process began, which hampered the case against Abdelaziz.
“I think Ali’s maintenance of his innocence since day one was shown by the end result,” Blakesley said. “What Monday was was to put the deal on the record to make sure it was official, but most of the work was done prior to that with a very responsible, good prosecutor who was willing to listen to our side.”
That wasn’t the end of the good news from a legal perspective for Abdelaziz, as charges were dismissed from another case brought against him by a person named Michael Johnson. Abdelaziz was accused of assaulting Johnson while on a buffet line at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. Johnson was a part of Colby Covington’s fight team and Abdelaziz was with UFC Welterweight Champion Kamaru Usman when the scuffle between both sides went down.
Abdelaziz would see the charges against him dropped in this case after paying a $1,000 fine and entering a diversion program.
There has been no comment yet from Abdelaziz, Kawa or Johnson on how all of their legal scenarios played out.