Tape rankings @ Welterweight
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: Cannonier vs. Strickland, on Saturday 17th December 2022 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of 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 loses 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 loses and 0 draws, with 6 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested Semelsberger had a massive power advantage over Matthews, boosting at 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 at 39% submission rate over Semelsberger's 10%.
Jake Matthews was the younger man by 2 years, at 28 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 18 more professional rounds, 54 to Semelsberger's 36.
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 7 months and 23 days ago, while Matt Semelsberger's last outing had been 6 months and 4 days ago.
Matthews' last 4 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 2 months and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 20 days. 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 1 year, 7 months and 15 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 28 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.