Norwegian Welterweight Fighter Emil Meek Removed From Fan Rankings Pool And Moved To Former Fighters pool

Published 06/12/2021, 2:16 PM EDT


Norwegian welterweight fighter Emil Meek has been removed from the fan rankings pool and moved to the former fighters category in the latest update from the UFC site.

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The Norwegian fighter last fought at UFC Fight Night 168 against Jake Matthews. He lost that fight in a unanimous decision to skid to a 3 fight losing streak.

He has only won one fight in his entire UFC career of 4 fights after joining the promotion in 2016. Norwegian promised a lot in the beginning but has since faded away with minimal appearances inside the octagon.

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Emil Meek: whole MMA career

Meek (9-5) started his MMA journey while competing in the amateur category and raised to 6 wins and no losses. His performance gathered local promotions attention and soon he began his professional career in 2011.

‘Valhalla’ made his professional debut on March 12, 2011, against Magnus Frekman. He got the better of Frekman via TKO just 45 seconds into the first round.

In his second fight, he fought against Mohammed Abdallah. Meek lost the fight via TKO in the first round. The loss brought a change in Meek’s workout schedule and worked hard on his game to ride a four-fight win streak.

Meek won the Venator Fighting Championship Welterweight title by defeating Rousimar Palhares in August 2016 by knockout in the first round. He stopped Palhares with a combination of punches and elbows to the side of his head while successfully blocking Palhares’ takedown attempt.

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In December 2016, he made his debut against Jordan Mein at UFC 206. The debutant picked up a unanimous decision win against the returning legend.

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Meek’s next fight was against the current UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman at UFC 219. The latter got the better of Meek en route to a unanimous decision win.

He next fought against Bartosz Fabinski at UFC Fight Night 134 and lost by unanimous decision. This was his second straight loss. He last featured in a match against Jake Matthews at UFC Fight Night: Felder vs Hooker last year and lost via unanimous decision.

He has been inactive since then and the latest UFC update won’t make his mood any good either.

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Akshyay Mahapatra is a UFC author for EssentiallySports. He wished to combine his passion for the UFC (that he has been following since 2008) as well as his love for writing. This motivated him to enter the world of combat sports journalism.

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