Emil Weber Meek
|Emil Weber Meek|
Meek at the 2017 World RX of Norway
|Born||Emil Weber Meek|
August 20, 1988
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)|
|Reach||74 1⁄2 in (189 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Trondheim, Norway|
|Team||Frontline Academy |
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Meek grew up in Nesna in Nordland, and later lived in Mosjøen, Trondheim and Oslo. In 2009, Meek started his mixed martial arts (MMA) career at the now defunct, Trondheim Fight Gym. Emil Meek runs MMA Trondheim together with Thomas Formo.
Mixed martial arts career
Meek began his MMA career as an amateur, where he compiled an undefeated record (6-0).
Meek made his professional debut on 12 March 2011 against Magnus Frekman. Meek defeated Frekman via TKO 45 seconds into the first round. For his second fight he fought Mohammed Abdallah. He lost the bout by TKO in the first round. After this loss, Meek went on a four fight win streak. He was awarded 2013 Prospect of the Year by MMA Viking.
On August 20, 2016, he won the Venator Fighting Championship Welterweight title by defeating Rousimar Palhares by knockout in the first round. Meek stopped Palhares with a series of punches and elbows to the side of the head, while defending from Palhares' takedown attempt.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Meek was expected to face Nordine Taleb on 28 May 2017 at UFC Fight Night 109. However, Meek pulled out of the fight on May 12 citing injury. Meek was replaced by promotional newcomer Oliver Enkamp.
Meek was scheduled to faced Kamaru Usman on 30 December 2017 at UFC 219. However, the fight was rescheduled for 14 January, 2018 at UFC Fight Night: Stephens vs. Choi. He lost the fight by unanimous decision.
Championships and accomplishments
- Venator Fighting Championship
- Venator Welterweight Championship (One time)
- Nordic MMA Awards: MMAViking.com
- 2013 Prospect of the Year
- 2016 Fighter of the Year
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|15 matches||9 wins||5 losses|
|Loss||9–5 (1)||Jake Matthews||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Felder vs. Hooker||February 23, 2020||3||5:00||Auckland, New Zealand|
|Loss||9–4 (1)||Bartosz Fabiński||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Smith||July 22, 2018||3||5:00||Hamburg, Germany|
|Loss||9–3 (1)||Kamaru Usman||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Stephens vs. Choi||January 14, 2018||3||5:00||St. Louis, Missouri, United States|
|Win||9–2 (1)||Jordan Mein||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 206||December 10, 2016||3||5:00||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Win||8–2 (1)||Rousimar Palhares||KO (punches and elbows)||Venator FC 3: Palhares vs. Meek||May 21, 2016||1||0:45||Milano, Italy||Won the Venator Welterweight Championship.|
|Win||7–2 (1)||Christophe Van Dijck||TKO (punches)||Battle of Botnia 2015||November 28, 2015||2||4:35||Umeå, Sweden|
|Win||6–2 (1)||Kai Puolakka||Submission (guillotine choke)||Cage 32||October 23, 2015||3||2:20||Helsinki, Finland|
|Loss||5–2 (1)||Albert Odzimkowski||TKO (punches)||Fight Exclusive Night 8: Summer Edition||July 31, 2015||1||3:30||Kołobrzeg, Poland|
|NC||5–1 (1)||Piotr Danielski||NC (overturned)||Berserkers Arena 7: Exped Cup||May 14, 2015||3||5:00||Szczecin, Poland||Overturned due to referee mistake.|
|Win||5–1||Per Franklin||TKO (punch)||Superior Challenge 9||November 23, 2013||2||1:40||Goteborg, Sweden|
|Win||4–1||Tato Primera||TKO (punches)||Strength and Honor Championship 8: Paraisy vs. Balde||September 21, 2013||1||0:50||Geneva, Switzerland|
|Win||3–1||Raymond Jarman||TKO (punches)||European MMA 5: Frederiksberg||April 19, 2013||1||N/A||Copenhagen, Denmark|
|Win||2–1||Frodi Vitalis Hansen||TKO (punches)||European MMA 4: Fight Time in Viborg||March 2, 2013||1||1:00||Viborg, Denmark|
|Loss||1–1||Mohammed Abdallah||TKO (punches)||Fighter Gala 25||May 12, 2012||1||4:33||Frederiksberg, Denmark|
|Win||1–0||Magnus Frekman||TKO (punches)||Red Mist Promotions: Ultimate Rage 1||March 12, 2011||1||0:25||Barnsley, England|
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