Frederick, Maryland’s Matthew Semelsberger earns 1st UFC win, beats Carlton Minus at ‘UFC Vegas 7’ in Nevada

Matthew Semelsberger, Carlton Minus (©UFC)

Matthew Semelsberger, Carlton Minus (©UFC)

Matthew “Semi the Jedi” Semelsberger, 27, of Frederick County, Maryland, United States has earned his first victory in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He was one of the winners at “UFC on ESPN 15,” also known as “UFC Vegas 7.”

Featuring nine mixed martial arts matches, “UFC Vegas 7” took place at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States on August 22, 2020. In the second bout of the evening, Semelsberger fought Carlton “Clutch” Minus, 27, of Anchorage, Alaska, USA in the welterweight division.

After three five-minute rounds, Semelsberger was declared the winner via unanimous decision. Here are the details:

  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)
  • Title: “UFC on ESPN 15” (UFC Vegas 7)
  • Venue: UFC APEX, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Date: August 22, 2020
  • Number of bouts: 9

Countries represented


1. Brazil
  1. Amanda Lemos
  2. Pedro Munhoz
2. Guam
  1. Trevin Jones
3. Japan
  1. Mizuki Inoue
4. Kazakhstan
  1. Mariya Agapova
5. Poland
  1. Marcin Prachnio
6. Russia
  1. Timur Valiev
7. USA
  1. Austin Hubbard
  2. Carlton Minus
  3. Daniel Rodriguez
  4. Dwight Grant
  5. Isaac Villanueva
  6. Frankie Edgar
  7. Joe Solecki
  8. Jordan Wright
  9. Matthew Semelsberger
  10. Mike Rodriguez
  11. Shane Dobson



Both Semelsberger and Minus made their respective UFC debuts at “UFC Vegas 7.” The fighter from Frederick County previously competed in Shogun Fights, Strike Off Fighting Championship, Cage Fury Fighting Championships, Maverick MMA and Art of War Cage Fighting.

  • Division: Welterweight
  • Fight number: 2 of 9



Fighter Matthew Semelsberger Carlton Minus
Fight Name Semi the Jedi Clutch
Age 27 27
Height 6’1″ 5’11”
Previous UFC bouts 0 0

Fight result

  • REFEREE: Mark Smith
  • METHOD: Unanimous Decision ((30-26, 30-27, 29-28)
  • TIME AND ROUND: 5:00 of Round 3

Professional MMA record after “UFC Vegas 7”

Matthew Semelsberger Carlton Minus
Wins 7 10
Losses 2 2
Draws 0 0
No Contests 0 0


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