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In the UFC Vegas 21 opener, Matthew Semelsberger absorbed a hard punch from Jason Witt in response to his leg kick. Then Witt tried his own shot to the calf – but it was a little too close for comfort.
A quick straight right Semelsberger subsequently found Witt’s chin, and it was all over at the 16-second mark of the first round.
Check out the finish below:
HIT LIKE A TRUCK @SemiTheJedi ends it in just :1️⃣5️⃣
— UFC (@ufc) March 13, 2021
Semelsberger picked up his first octagon finish after a decision win over Carlton Minus in his promotional debut this past August. Including his regional circuit work, he’s won his past five bouts.
Witt, meanwhile, goes back to the drawing board after a submission win over Cole Williams in his previous bout, which put him back on the right track after a first-round TKO loss to Takashi Sato in his debut.