It was a rough night for UFC veterans Rousimar Palhares and Jason “Mayhem” Miller Saturday at Venator FC 3, as both were defeated in their respective matches.
Palhares, a former World Series of Fighting champion, was knocked out by Emil Weber Meek in just 45 seconds, while Miller suffered a second round rear-naked choke defeat at the hands of Matta Schiavolin in his first fight since 2012.
Luke Barnatt, Miller’s original opponent until he came in 24 pounds over weight, scored a victory over Stefan Croitoru to become the Venator FC middleweight champion and Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou finished Matt Hamill in another featured bout.
Complete results can be found below:
– Emil Weber Meek def. Rousimar Palhares via TKO (strike) at :45 of Round 1
– Luke Barnatt def. Stefan Croitoru via TKO (strikes) at 2:32 of Round 2 to become Venator FC middleweight champion
– Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou def. Matt Hamill via KO (strike) at :37 of Round 1
– Marvin Vettori def. Igor Araujo via submission (guillotine choke) at 1:13 of Round 1
– Mattia Schiavolin def. Jason “Mayhem” Miller via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:10 of Round 2
– Karl Amoussou def. Giovanni Melillo via TKO (strikes) at 4:51 of Round 1
– Jack Hermansson def. Ireneusz Cholewa via TKO (strikes) at 1:05 of Round 3
– Cody McKenzie def. Valeriu Mircea via submission (guillotine choke) at 1:30 of Round 2
– Che Mills vs. Terry Montgomery was declared a no-contest due to an illegal elbow