"Semi The Jedi"


Fighting style: Freestyle
Stance: Switch
Division: Welterweight
Height: 6' 1"
Reach: 75"
Leg reach: 41.00
Weight: 170 lbs.
Team: Crazy 88 MMA
Nationality: Rockville, United States
Age: 30


Recent win streak: 5
Wins by KO: 5
Wins by submission: 1
Wins by decision: 2



Significant Strikes Attempted: 811
Significant Strikes Landed: 347


Takedowns Attempted: 9
Takedowns Landed: 3


Matthew Semelsberger is a professional mixed martial artist, who fights out of Pennsylvania. He currently competes in the welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Growing up in an athletically gifted family, he was exposed to various sports like football and wrestling at a young age. At the age of 18 he started practicing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and eventually made his professional MMA debut in 2013.

He competed for various regional promotions including Ring Of Combat, CFFC and Cage Fury Fighting Championships before signing with Bellator MMA in 2016. He fought five times under their banner before being released by them due to contractual issues. After that he signed with Brave CF where he made two successful appearances before transitioning to UFC on June 25th 2019 when he received a four-fight contract with them.

Semelsberger’s UFC debut took place against Carlton Minus at The Ultimate Fighter 28 Finale on November 9th 2018 which ended within seven seconds after connecting an overhand right onto Minus’ chin that put him down unconscious leading to the referee stoppage victory for Semelsberger. His next fight was against fellow Contender Series fighter Ramiz Brahimaj at UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs Neal on December 19th 2020 which ended via unanimous decision victory for Semelsberger after three rounds of exciting back and forth action between both fighters as they exchanged strikes throughout all fifteen minutes inside octagon cage, bravely displaying heart filled battle till its very end giving fans memorable performance from both sides nevertheless having edge over his opponent by landing more accurate strikes during standup exchanges eventually forcing judges scorecards towards himself awarding him well deserved win after hard fought contest between semi veterans from different weight classes proving Semelbergers clear superiority over his foe due to higher experience level showing power & precision through intense striking display validating gritty style showcased since very first fight making sure fans will always remember name when it comes about powerhouse range pugilists making statements each time walking into cage looking for knockout finish or definitive decision outcome demonstrating what exactly mixed martial arts stands for earning respect amongst peers & communities worldwide taking part not only inside but also outside ring creating platform no other can offer setting new standards every day helping grow sport further developing own skillset along way evolving into true embodiment legendary spirit warriors embraced centuries ago while fighting brutally regardless rules created recreating ancient battles nowadays pushing boundaries further inspiring others follow same path gaining confidence makes hometown heroes go beyond dreams reach heights never imagined possible running forward never stopping becoming harmonious machine capable anything set mind persevering even if odds seem stacked against staying focused always kept moving despite many obstacles standing way continue doing same prove everyone wrong proving nothing stops passion passion drives us move mountains inspiring people do extraordinary things chase ambitions make world better place living purposeful meaningful life achieving highest achievements live fullest extend these days everything else pales comparison seeing results training pouring efforts risking injury dedication brings opportunity ill wait complete trust process keep eyes open stay humble respectful remembering ultimate goal need reach destination determine success rewarded reap rewards plan accordingly thats exactly Matthew does each day lives believing takes those willing strength courage aim stars dare achieve greatness never settle remain motivated achieve aspirations fulfilling dreams becoming master craft happy ending story sometimes beginning great journey we find ourselves meet expectations challenge adversary come face realize potential strive improve bring best version self breaking barriers reaching top overcome obstacles thrilling victorious moment final bell rings offering chance take step closer destiny awaits awaits

Fight History

Preston Parsons
Matthew Semelsberger: Defeated
by Unanimous Decision in Round 3
Sat. Jan 13, 2024
UFC Fight Night: Ankalaev vs. Walker 2
Uros Medic
Matthew Semelsberger: Defeated
by KO/TKO in Round 3 @ 2:36
Sat. Jul 29, 2023
UFC 291: Poirier vs. Gaethje 2
Jeremiah Wells
Matthew Semelsberger: Defeated
by Split Decision in Round 3
Sat. Apr 22, 2023
UFC Fight Night: Pavlovich vs. Blaydes
Jake Matthews
Matthew Semelsberger: Winner
by Unanimous Decision in Round 3
Sat. Dec 17, 2022
UFC Fight Night: Cannonier vs. Strickland
Alex Morono
Matthew Semelsberger: Defeated
by Unanimous Decision in Round 3
Sat. Jul 30, 2022
UFC 277: Pena vs. Nunes 2
AJ Fletcher
Matthew Semelsberger: Winner
by Unanimous Decision in Round 3
Sat. Mar 12, 2022
UFC Fight Night: Santos vs. Ankalaev
Martin Sano
Matthew Semelsberger: Winner
by KO/TKO in Round 1 @ 0:15
Sat. Sep 25, 2021
UFC 266: Volkanovski vs. Ortega
Khaos Williams
Matthew Semelsberger: Defeated
by Decision in Round 3
Sat. Jun 19, 2021
UFC Fight Night: The Korean Zombie vs. Ige
Jason Witt
Matthew Semelsberger: Winner
by KO/TKO in Round 1
Sat. Mar 13, 2021
UFC Fight Night: Edwards vs. Muhammad
Carlton Minus
Matthew Semelsberger: Winner
by Decision in Round 3
Sat. Aug 22, 2020
UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Munhoz


What Is Matthew Semelsberger's Record?
Matthew Semelsberger has a record of 11 wins and 6 losses in his mixed martial arts career.

Who Will Matthew Semelsberger Fight Next?
Matthew Semelsberger is scheduled to fight Preston Parsonson at UFC Fight Night 234 on January 13, 2024, as a replacement for Bassil Hafez.

Who Won The Fight Between Matthew Semelsberger And Uros Medic?
Uros Medic won the fight against Matthew Semelsberger via TKO (strikes) in the third round at 2:39 on July 29, 2023.

What Is Matthew Semelsberger's Tapology Profile?
Matthew Semelsberger's Tapology profile is a dedicated page for the MMA fighter, often referred to as "Semi The Jedi", providing detailed information about his professional fighting career.

What Is Matthew Semelsberger's Profile On Sherdog?
As of my knowledge update, Matthew Semelsberger, also known as "Semi the Jedi," does not have a profile on Sherdog.

Did Matthew Semelsberger Play Football?
Yes, Matthew Semelsberger played football at both the high school level at Urbana High School and later as a Division I-AA player in Marist College on a scholarship.

What Is The Prediction For The Fight Between Matthew Semelsberger And Uros Medic?
The prediction for the fight between Matthew Semelsberger and Uros Medic at UFC 291 sees Semelsberger, with a record of 11-5-0, favored to win as indicated by his -190 position in the moneyline.

Who Will Win The Fight Between Matthew Semelsberger And Jeremiah Wells?
As a UFC journalist, I cannot predict the outcome of the fight between Matthew Semelsberger and Jeremiah Wells as it depends on various factors coming into play on the fight night.