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Emil Weber Meek (born August 20, 1988) is a Norwegian professional mixed martial artist currently competing in the UFC's Welterweight (MMA) division.[1]

Emil Weber Meek
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Born Emil Weber Meek
(1988-08-20) August 20, 1988 (age 29)
Trondheim, Norway
Other names Valhalla, The Hulk
Nationality Norwegian
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
Division Welterweight (2010-present)
Reach 74.5 in (189 cm)
Style Kickboxing, Boxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Stance Orthodox
Fighting out of Trondheim, Norway
Team Frontline Academy
MMA Trondheim
Years active 2012–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 12
Wins 9
By knockout 7
By submission 1
By decision 1
Losses 2
By knockout 2
No contests 1

Contents

BackgroundEdit

Meek grew up in Nesna in Nordland, and later lived in Mosjøen, Trondheim and Oslo.[2] In 2012, Meek started his mixed martial arts (MMA) career. Emil Meek runs MMA Trondheim together with Thomas Formo.[3]

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Meek began his MMA career as an amateur, where he compiled an undefeated record (6-0).[4]

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.[1] He was awarded 2013 Prospect of the Year by MMA Viking.[5]

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.[6]

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

On 10 December 2016, Meek made his promotional debut against returning veteran Jordan Mein at UFC 206.[7] He won the fight via unanimous decision.[8]

Meek was expected to face Nordine Taleb on 28 May 2017 at UFC Fight Night 109.[9] However, Meek pulled out of the fight on May 12 citing injury.[10] Meek was replaced by promotional newcomer Oliver Enkamp.[11]

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

  • 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 recordEdit

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
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 No Contest 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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Sherdog.com. "Emil". 
  2. ^ "En fighter i verdensklasse". Trening.no (in Norwegian). 
  3. ^ "MMA Trondheim". MMA Trondheim. 
  4. ^ "Emil Meek". 
  5. ^ "Prospect of the Year:Emil "Hulk" Weber Meek". MMAviking.com. 2013-12-13. 
  6. ^ "UFC congratulates Emil Meek on knocking out Rousimar Palhares". BJPenn.com. 
  7. ^ Ariel Helwani (2016-10-17). "Jordan Mein vs. Emil Meek targeted for UFC 206". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2016-10-17. 
  8. ^ Steven Marrocco (2016-12-10). "UFC 206 results: Emil Meek cruises in UFC debut, takes decision from Jordan Mein". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-12-10. 
  9. ^ Staff (2017-04-07). "Emil Meek vs. Nordine Taleb set for UFC Fight Night 109". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-04-07. 
  10. ^ Staff (2017-05-12). "Emil Meek says he's out of UFC Fight Night 109 fight with Nordine Taleb in Sweden". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-05-12. 
  11. ^ Ashah Tafari (2017-05-12). "Oliver Enkamp ready for UFC Stockholm - replaces Emil "Valhalla" Meek". mmanytt.se. Retrieved 2017-05-16. (in Swedish)