The fight was the UFC debut for both fighters.
The Fight[edit | edit source]
The first round began and they touch gloves. Inside kick by Matt. And a right. Another right from Matt. Nice counter right from Minus. Inside kick from Matt. Jab from Minus. Right from Matt. Matt misses a teep. Minus replies with a counter right. Matt lands a leg kick. One minute in. Left to the body, right uppercut and right from Matt. Minus lands a jab. Matt jabs the body, eats a right. Body kick by Matt and an inside kick. Minus lands a right and a left hook, eats a counter. Body kick by Matt. Matt lands a right and left hook. Hard leg kick by Minus. Matt blocks a high kick. Nice counter one-two by Matt and a partially blocked high kick, left hook to the body. Jab by Minus. Left hook right by Matt and a partially blocked high kick. Cut under left eye of Matt from a jab earlier. Right by Matt. Three minutes in. A right and a left by Minus. Another right by Minus. Nice leg kick by Matt. A left to the body, right up high by Matt. Nice jab by Minus. Nice exchange, Matt lands a good counter right. Nice right by Matt and another to the body. Minus blocks a high kick. Four minutes in. Counter right by Matt. And another. 35 seconds left. Body kick by Matt. Nice right by Minus but eats a counter left. Minus blocks a high kick. Double jab by Minus and lands a right too. R1 ends, 10-9 Semelsberger in my opinion. Minus' corner wants him to check leg kicks.
R2 began and they touch gloves. Matt lands an immediate jab and another. A right by Matt and a jab and another right. Another counter right from Matt. Inside kick by Matt. Matt lands a right. Hard leg kick by Matt and one is checked next. One-two from Minus. One minute in. Matt lands a counter right left combo. His corner yelled he hurt him. Leg kick by Matt. "Keep chopping." Another leg kick. "Go high next!" Jab by Matt. "Matt we can finish this guy if you put the pressure on." Leg kick. Minus lands a right himself. Matt lands a right. A left. Two minutes in with a body kick. Matt drops him with a counter right, is all over him with rights and lefts, has the back, both hooks. Hunting for the choke. This may be in. Minus defending well. Minus trying lookaway rights. Three minutes in. Matt with a short left. Still hunting that choke. Minus defending well. Maybe Matt is setting up a twister. They scramble, Minus nearly turns on top but they stand and break. Four minutes in. Matt lands a leg kick, eats a right, lands one himself. Matt lands a clipping right uppercut, eats a right himself. Minus lands a one-two, eats a counter left. Fifteen seconds left. Matt tries a spinning body kick, eats a counter. Minus feints the uppercut. R2 ends, 10-9 Matt clearly. Minus needs a finish. "He's awesome, I like him!" Minus says with a smile. "You know we're losing right? So go out there."
R3 began and they touch gloves. Nice counter right left hook combo by Minus. Good jab by Minus. Leg kick by Matt. Body kick by Minus, eats a counter right. Minus lands a right, eats a counter right. Minus lands a jab and a right. Lands a right. Matt lands a leg kick. Matt lands a counter right elbow, eats an inside kick and a right hismelf. Leg kick by Matt. Minus lands a partially blocked hard right. A right left combo lands for Minus. "Volume!" Minus lands the double jab. Inside kick and a right and a jab and a one-two by Minus. Counter right by Matt. Matt lands a leg kick and another. Minus blocks a high kick. Two minutes in. Minus lands a right to the body, eats a left to the body. Minus lands a right to the body, eats a left to the body. Minus lands a jab. Matt gets a well-timed double to half-guard. Maybe setting up an arm triangle. Minus giving up the back. Three minutes in. Minus working to stand. Matt dumps him bac down. Minus working to stand again. They clinch. Matt breaks with a right elbow and a left hook. Minus lands a good right. Matt is visibly tired. Matt lands a counter right. Minus lands a counter right and left. Minus eats a high kick. Minus lands a left. Four minutes in as Minus lands an inside kick. A jab by Minus and another. Jab by Matt. They exchange, both landing in the pocket. Jab by Minus. Leg kick by Matt and an inside kick. A right by Minus. Matt misses a spinning kick. And a flying knee. Minus lands a counter right, eats a right and a right uppercut, a big knee, a right, a big combo, misses a spinning kick, Minus gets the waist cinch but shoves him away, R3 ends, 10-9 Matt but close IMO. 30-27 Matt I'd say. 30-26, 30-27, 29-28 UD for Semelsberger. They shake hands and hug. Class. "He's a tough dude, took a lot of my hard shots." "Dude, it was like a dream come true." "It's go-time man, do or die." "Whatever the UFC wants to throw at me, I'm ready man." Says he has a whole army of teammates that are coming after him to the UFC. He seems like a cool dude, sort of a Matt Brown vibe to him. Former football player apparently.