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UFC St. Louis results: Kamaru Usman wins dominant decision over Emil Meek

UFC on FOX 20 Weigh-in Photos Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Another visit to the Octagon, another win for Kamaru Usman.

The Delray Beach, Fla., resident, by way of Nigeria, improved to 12-1 overall and 7-0 in the UFC welterweight division with a methodical victory over Emil Weber Meek on Sunday night at UFC St. Louis.

The judges’ scores at Scottrade Center were 30-27 across the board for a unanimous decision.

Usman shot for a takedown right away, only to find himself trapped in a guillotine choke. Usman popped loose after about a minute, then controlled the rest of the round, both on the mat and standing in the clinch.

The second was all about Usman’s wrestling, as he again took Meek to the mat and kept him there. When the crowd began booing, Usman responded by unleashing a string of nasty elbows which rendered Meek’s face a bloody mess.

Meek, a native of Norway who had to put off this fight’s original UFC 219 date due to paperwork issues, landed a low blow of a kick early in the third. After a timeout, Meek came out swinging, only to find himself on the wrong end of a big slam. Usman, not about to take needless chances, controlled the rest of the fight on the mat from there.

“Listen, I fought that fight at 30 percent,” Usman said. “Everyone knows what I can do at 100 percent, and I dominated him at 30 percent.”

For Usman, it was his fifth career decision win. Meek dropped to 9-3 (1 NC) and had a four-fight win streak snapped.

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