Welterweight action kicked off the UFC Vegas 21 main card on Saturday, with Matthew Semelsberger and Jason Witt throwing down. The preliminary card bout saw both men looking to build off their first win in the UFC — Semelsberger against Carlton Minus last August, Witt opposite Cole Williams back in October.
If Semelsberger was disappointed with his first UFC appearance, after going the distance, he should be very happy with his second bout — as he didn’t even need thirty seconds to defeat Jason Witt.
Both welterweights came forward and threw low leg kicks early. Semelsberger then landed a hard right hand and connected flush with Witt’s chin. Witt hit the floor and the fight was over with one more unnecessary shot. It took all of 16 seconds for Semelsberger to score the clean knockout, and earn his second win inside the octagon.
HIT LIKE A TRUCK 🚚@SemiTheJedi ends it in just :1️⃣5️⃣
— UFC (@ufc) March 13, 2021
The knockout will go down as the seventh fastest knockout in UFC welterweight history. And it makes “Semi the Jedi” a name to watch moving forward, especially as a gifted athlete all-around with a football background.
Post-fight, Semelsberger was asked by Daniel Cormier when he wants to return — he said the UFC just needs to give him to call. With a performance like that, they may be calling soon.
Official Result: Matthew Semelsberger def. Jason Witt by knockout, Round 1, 0:16