Matt Semelsberger vs AJ Fletcher UFC fight info, date and time
Matt Semelsberger vs AJ Fletcher is set to go down at UFC Fight Night: Santos vs. Ankalaev at 5:00pm EST on Saturday 12th March 2022 in a 170lbs matchup.
Matt Semelsberger needed just 15 seconds to see off Martin Sano in September, winning via a vicious KO. He enters this fight with a 3-1 record in the UFC.
AJ Fletcher punched his ticket to the UFC with a stunning first-round flying knee KO on Dana White’s Contender Series in August.
Matt Semelsberger vs AJ Fletcher betting odds
Matt Semelsberger will be the betting favorite with opening odds of -225.
AJ Fletcher is the betting underdog with opening odds of +200.
Matt Semelsberger vs AJ Fletcher was first reported on February 6th, just over one month from the fight.
This 170lbs matchup is expected to take place on the prelims at UFC Vegas 50.
Matt Semelsberger recorded one of the fastest knockouts in UFC Welterweight history with a 15-second KO via right cross against Martin Sano.
Semelsberger was coming off a unanimous decision loss to Khaos Williams, his only UFC loss to date. He recorded another rapid knockout in his second UFC fight – a 16-second KO against Jason Witt.
AJ Fletcher will be making his UFC debut after a highlight-reel flying knee knockout against Leonardo Damiani on Dana White’s Contender Series.
Fletcher is undefeated as a pro with a 9-0 record. He has finished 8 out of 9 opponents, recording 4 knockouts and 4 submissions.
How they match up
Matt Semelsberger will be the taller fighter at 6”1, while AJ Fletcher is 5”10.
Semelsberger will also have a huge 8-inch reach advantage over this fight.
AJ Fletcher is the younger fighter at 25 years old, while Matt Semelsberger is 29.
Reasons to watch
This 170lbs scrap matches up two exciting young talents with tremendous knockout power.
Semelsberger has recorded two quickfire KOs so far in his brief UFC career, while AJ Fletcher brings a dangerous arsenal of strikes and submissions into the Octagon.
After his setback against Khaos Williams, Matt Semelsberger is looking to string together another run of wins in the UFC.
This will be AJ Fletcher’s UFC debut after a tremendous showing on the Contender Series. He will be looking to stamp his name in the promotion.
Matt Semelsberger vs AJ Fletcher predictions
The oddsmakers’ predictions see Matt Semelsberger as the sizeable favorite with betting odds -225.
AJ Fletcher made his prediction for the fight during an interview with The AllStar:
“I think I’m able to pick him apart more and more as it goes on.”
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Matt Semelsberger vs AJ Fletcher tale of the tape
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Matt “Semi The Jedi” Semelsberger fighter profile and recent form
Matt Semelsberger is a 29 year old male fighter from United States with 9 pro wins and 3 losses. See Matt Semelsberger’s full MMA record.
Matt Semelsberger has a 78% finish rate, including 6 by knockout, 1 by submission, 2 by decision.
Matt Semelsberger is looking to put together a winning streak, having last beaten Martin Sano at UFC 266: Volkanovski vs. Ortega.
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Who is fighting tonight in the UFC?
Matt Semelsberger vs AJ Fletcher is set to go down at UFC Fight Night – Santos vs. Ankalaev. The fight is expected to start at around 5:00pm EST on Saturday 12th March 2022.
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