Emil Weber Meek (9-2, 1 NC) will be facing Kamaru Usman (11-1) on the UFC 219 card on December 30 in Las Vegas. Meek and MMA Viking’s sponsor Betsafe sent the news out today.
“Valhalla” had been waiting for his visa to travel and work in the USA for the event that would take up to 6 months. “I was delighted when I was told that the visa was printed. I called my manager right away and shouted “we have a visa”! Now, we’re just waiting for final confirmation from Sean Shelby said the Norwegian to www.nettavisen.no.
The welterweight won an impressive UFC debut win in December over Jordan Mein, where he won by unanimous decision back at UFC 206.
This will be his second bout in the UFC against an opponent not many wanted to fight. “He is an unique talent who has not lost a single round in the UFC, a very strong, ultraviolent and dangerous fighter who is by many expected to be a future UFC champion. At the same time, so am I.” comments the Norwegian.
The Frontline Academy fighter will take on stiff competition in Usman that is on a 10 fight winning streak including 6 in the Octagon. The “Nigerian Nightmare” is ranked #11 in the UFC and was an elite wrestler on an international level. The Blackzillians fighter also won two fights on TUF 21 (not included in his official record” on his way to winning in the finale with Performance of the Night.