UFC Fight Night Hamburg adds newcomers Meek, Ayari, as well as Sobotta vs. Dalby

By Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

Two new fights have been added to the UFC’s return to Germany in September, with the organization announcing that Peter Sobotta will take on Nicolas Dalby, while newcomers Emil Weber Meek and Jessin Ayari square off as well.

Sobotta, fighting out of Germany, returns for the first time since his loss to Kyle Noke in November. The 29-year-old had won seven straight into that event, including two in a row since returning to the UFC. Now he’ll take on Dutch welterweight Dalby, who suffered the first loss of his MMA career in April in a decision to Zak Cummings.

Meek and Ayari both make their UFC debuts on this September 3 card off of victories over former UFC competitors. Meek knocked out former WSOF Welterweight Champion Rousimar Palhares in his last outing in Italy, and the upset got him the call; meanwhile, Ayari defeated former UFC competitor Mickael Lebout in April to earn his shot in the Octagon.

The Sept. 3 UFC Fight Night event is the UFC’s first ever in the city of Hamburg, and will be headlined by the heavyweight fight between Josh Barnett and Andrei Arlovski.

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