Matt Semelsberger
Semelsberger
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Jan 13 2024
Saturday

UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States

Prelim
3 rounds contest @ Welterweight
Preston Parsons
Parsons
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11-6-0
UD 3
UD 3
10-4-0

The tape

31
Age
28
6' 1" / 185 cm
Height
5' 11" / 180 cm
75.2" / 191 cm
Reach
72" / 183 cm

Tape record

KOSDUDUDUD
Form
SDUDKOSUBSUB
11
Wins
10
6
By KO
0
55
KO%
0
1
By SUB
9
9
SUB%
90
6
Loses
4
2
Stopped
2
1
Tapped
1
0
Draws
0
2017
Debut
2014
17
Bouts
14
42
Rounds
20
2 hours, 58 minutes
Fight Time
1 hours, 22 minutes

Tape rankings @ Welterweight

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UFC
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Tapology
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Matt Semelsberger vs Preston Parsons report

Who won Semelsberger vs Parsons?

Preston Parsons beat Matt Semelsberger by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the prelims of UFC Fight Night, on Saturday 13th January 2024 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

The scorecards were announced in favor of the winner Preston Parsons.

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).

Semelsberger vs Parsons stats

Matt Semelsberger stepped into the octagon with a record of 11 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.

Preston Parsons made his way to the cage with a record of 10 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws and 9 by submission.

Matt Semelsberger's UFC record stood at 5-5-0, while Preston Parsons' came in at 2-2-0.

The stats suggested Semelsberger had a massive power advantage over Parsons, boasting a 55% knock out percentage over Parsons' 0%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Parsons had a massive advantage over Semelsberger, boasting a 90% submission rate over Semelsberger's 9%.

Matt Semelsberger was the older man by 3 years, at 31 years old.

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

Semelsberger was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 3 more fights, and made his debut in 2017, 2 years and 7 months later than Parsons, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 22 more professional rounds, 45 to Parsons' 23.

Semelsberger vs Parsons form

Matt Semelsberger had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Uros Medic at UFC 291 on 29th July 2023 by knockout in the 3rd round at Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, United States.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Jeremiah Wells at UFC Fight Night – Pavlovich vs. Blaydes on 22nd April 2023 by split decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Apex, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had won against Jake Matthews at UFC Fight Night: Cannonier vs. Strickland on 17th December 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Apex, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had been defeated by Alex Morono at UFC 277 on 30th July 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York City.

He had beaten AJ Fletcher at UFC Fight Night on 12th March 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Activity check

Semelsberger's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 3 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.

Parsons' last 3 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 11 months and 22 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.3 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Semelsberger vs Parsons?

Matt Semelsberger was a 9/10 (-110) underdog going into the contest, while Preston Parsons made his way into the ring at 87/100 (-110) with oddsmakers.

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