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Matthew Semelsberger ready to go distance vs. Alex Morono at UFC 277, ‘but main priority is to finish this fight’

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DALLAS- Matthew Semelsberger not planning to fight Alex Morono 15 minutes, but he’s ready for it.

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Zemelsberger (10-3 MMA, 4-1 UFC) will face Morono at Saturday’s tournament UFC 277 An event that takes place at the American Airlines Center. The main card airs on pay-per-view after prelims on ABC/ESPN and early prelims on ESPN+.

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Morono (21-7 MMA, 10-4 UFC) has recently fought veterans like Anthony Pettis and Donald Cerrone, making him a formidable opponent in Semmelsberger’s eyes.

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“He’s a well-rounded, seasoned veteran,” Semelsberger told reporters, including MMA Junkie, during Wednesday’s press day. “He’s been in the UFC since 2016 so he’s had a lot of fights. He fought former champions. He fought Donald Cerrone, another OG.

“So he has a lot of experience and he has a very solid, well-rounded game. So when I heard that I was going to fight him, I was very excited, but at the same time, coming back to the nerves, it kind of blew my nerves. But it’s a good sign for me.”

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Two of Semelsberger’s three UFC wins have come by knockout, and the 29-year-old is looking to add another stoppage victory over the staunch Morono.

“I kind of see it as either,” Semelsberger said. “Or a mix of the two, and it’s just that I’m trying to come from a place of resignation because I always want to respect my opponents and assume that they will be the toughest, most brutal version I’m going to face. . So I truly believe that I can go there and finish quickly, but at the same time, I’m willing to go for all three and get a solution if I have to. But the top priority is to finish this fight.”

To learn more about the card, visit the MMA Junkie event center to UFC 277.

The story originally appeared on MMA Junkie.



Source: sports.yahoo.com

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