Jason Floyd - The MMA Report

Emil Weber Meek signs with the UFC, faces Jessin Ayari at UFC Fight Night Hamburg

Following his recent win over former WSOF champion Rousimar Palhares, Emil Weber Meek has signed with the UFC and he will make his promotional debut against Jessin Ayari at UFC Fight Night Hamburg.

The fight booking was announced by the UFC on Tuesday morning.

UFC Fight Night Hamburg will come from the Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, Germany on September 3 and will be headlined by a heavyweight bout as Andrei Arlovski meets Josh Barnett.

Meek (8-2-1, 1NC) defeated Palhares by knockout in 45 seconds last month at Venator FC 3 and he is currently on a three fight winning streak. All of his victories have come by stoppage and seven of those wins have come by TKO/KO. Ayari (15-3) was also recently signed by the UFC and he is coming off a decision win in April against Mickael Lebout. Eleven of his fifteen wins have come by stoppage and eight of those victories have come by stoppage.

The current UFC Fight Night: Arlovski vs. Barnett fight card is below.

Andrei Arlovski (25-12, 1NC) vs. Josh Barnett (34-8)
Ryan Bader (20-5) vs. Ilir Latifi (12-4, 1NC)
Jack Hermansson (13-2) vs. Scott Askham (14-2)
Peter Sobotta (15-5-1) vs. Nicolas Dalby (14-1-1)
Emil Weber Meek (8-2-1, 1NC) vs. Jessin Ayari (15-3)