Jake Matthews
Matthews
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Dec 17 2022
Saturday

UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States

Prelim
3 rounds contest @ Welterweight
Matt Semelsberger
Semelsberger
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18-5-0
UD 3
UD 3
10-4-0

The tape

29
Age
31
5' 11" / 180 cm
Height
6' 1" / 185 cm
72" / 183 cm
Reach
75.2" / 191 cm

Tape record

KOSUBUDUDUD
Form
UDUDKOUDKO
18
Wins
10
5
By KO
6
28
KO%
60
7
By SUB
1
39
SUB%
10
5
Loses
4
1
Stopped
1
3
Tapped
1
0
Draws
0
2012
Debut
2017
23
Bouts
14
51
Rounds
33
3 hours, 36 minutes
Fight Time
2 hours, 16 minutes

Tape rankings @ Welterweight

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UFC
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Jake Matthews vs Matt Semelsberger report

Who won Matthews vs Semelsberger?

Matt Semelsberger beat Jake Matthews by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the prelims of UFC Fight Night, on Saturday 17th December 2022 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

The scorecards were announced in favor of the winner Matt Semelsberger.

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).

Matthews vs Semelsberger stats

Jake Matthews stepped into the octagon with a record of 18 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 7 by submission.

Matt Semelsberger made his way to the cage with a record of 10 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by knock out and 1 by submission.

This was Jake Matthews' 20th fight in the UFC, having made his debut for the promotion in 2014.

Jake Matthews' UFC record stood at 13-7-0, while Matt Semelsberger's came in at 5-5-0.

The stats suggested Semelsberger had a massive power advantage over Matthews, boasting a 60% knock out percentage over Matthews' 28%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Matthews had a large advantage over Semelsberger, boasting a 39% submission rate over Semelsberger's 10%.

Jake Matthews was the younger man by 2 years, at 29 years old.

Semelsberger had a height advantage of 2 inches over Matthews. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.

Matthews was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 9 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 4 years and 6 months earlier than Semelsberger, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He had fought 17 more professional rounds, 62 to Semelsberger's 45.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Matt Semelsberger had been fighting more than Jake Matthews.

Going to this contest, Jake Matthews had last fought 2 years, 1 month and 5 days ago, while Matt Semelsberger's last outing had been 1 year, 11 months and 16 days ago.

Matthews' last 4 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 7 months and 28 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 8 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.

Semelsberger's last 4 fights had come over a period of 3 years and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.5 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Matthews vs Semelsberger?

Jake Matthews was a 31/100 (-320) favourite going into the contest, while Matt Semelsberger made his way into the ring at 5/2 (+250) with oddsmakers.

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