Emil Weber Meek (9-2, 1 NC) looks like he could be facing Kamaru Usman (11-1) on the UFC 219 card on December 30 in Las Vegas. UFC News Alterts posted the potential matchup today.
Meek had an opponent, date, and location in mind for his next fight, with American Mike Perry on December 2 at UFC 218, but “Platinum” instead accepted a bout with Santiago Ponzinibbio.
With the momentum going for a now healthy Meek, December again is the return month for “Valhalla.” Meek was scheduled to fight Nordine Taleb (12-4) on the main card at UFC in Sweden but pulled out due to injury. The welterweight had an impressive UFC debut win in December over Jordan Mein, where he won by unanimous decision back at UFC 206.
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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 on his way to winning in the finale with Performance of the Night.
While not confirming the bout, Meek did post on Social Media shortly after this article went live “T-mobile looks nice….” which is the location of the UFC 219 card.