Tape rankings @ Welterweight
Who won Usman vs Meek?
Kamaru Usman beat Emil Weber Meek by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of UFC Fight Night 124, on Sunday 14th January 2018 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Kamaru Usman.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
Usman vs Meek stats
Kamaru Usman stepped into the octagon with a record of 11 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Emil Weber Meek made his way to the cage with a record of 9 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 7 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested Meek had a large advantage in power over Usman, boosting at 78% knock out percentage over Usman's 55%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Meek had a slight advantage over Usman, with a 11% submission rate over Usman's 9%.
Kamaru Usman was the older man by 1 year, at 36 years old.
Usman had a height advantage of 1 inch over Meek. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Usman was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 1 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 1 year and 8 months later than Meek, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 47 more professional rounds, 76 to Meek's 29.
Usman vs Meek form
Usman had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Leon Edwards at UFC 286 on 18th March 2023 by majority decision in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at o2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Leon Edwards at UFC 278 on 20th August 2022 by knockout in the 5th round in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, United States.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Colby Covington at UFC 268 on 6th November 2021 by unanimous decision in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
Before that, he had beat Jorge Masvidal at UFC 261 on 24th April 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.
He had won against Gilbert Burns at UFC 258 on 13th February 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Usman's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 9 months and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 20 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4 rounds on average.
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