MMA Preview – Carlton Minus vs Matthew Semelsberger at UFC Vegas 7

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THE FACTS

When is UFC Vegas 7? Sunday 23rd August, 2020 – 00:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC Vegas 7? APEX Facility, Las Vegas, Nevada (US)

What channel is UFC Vegas 7? BT Sport 1

Where can I stream UFC Vegas 7? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT Sport website

For viewers in the United States, the UFC Vegas 7 will be shown live on ESPN+ which can you sign up to here!

Where can I get tickets for UFC Vegas 7? This event will take place without spectators

THE LOWDOWN

Carlton Minus makes his UFC debut here as he brings 10-1 (1 NC) into the Octagon and he will be highly motivated to translate his form from the Alaska Fighting Championship into the big time. He has just the one blemish on his record which came against veteran Rick Story in August 2016 but he bounced back in his last bout which came in February this year against Schon Ellis. Despite his impressive-looking record, the below-par quality of opponent may inflate his stock a little.

Matt Semelsberger is another debutant at UFC Vegas 7 and he brings his 6-2 record into this fight. He has won his last three fights and his last two have been knockouts with four of his six wins coming that way. He will be looking to make a statement and get the stoppage on his Octagon debut but that will not be easy against the speedy Minus who has never been stopped.

THE PREDICTION

This is another fight on the undercard which is incredibly difficult to call and it pretty much a pick’em fight. Neither Carlton Minus nor Matt Semelsberger have fought in the UFC before and the quality of opponent they have faced on regional circuit makes it very difficult to assess the quality of each man. Both have good records in terms of stoppages and it is unlikely that this will be a cagey or cautious fight. The greater activity in recent times could give Semelsberger an edge but the preferred play here is to back the fight not to go the distance.

Prediction: Fight will not go the distance

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