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Activo

Matheus Nicolau

Peso mosca Division

18-3-1 (W-L-D)

5

Fight Win Streak

4

Wins by Knockout

5

Wins by Submission

Matheus Nicolau

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Learn more about Matheus Nicolau's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Activo
Hometown
Belo Horizonte, Brasil
Trains at
Nova Uniao - Rio de Janeiro
Fighting style
Boxing
Age
29
Height
66.00
Weight
139.00
Octagon Debut
Nov. 07, 2015
Reach
66.00
Leg reach
38.00
  • Team Shogun on TUF Brazil 4
     
  • Pro since 2010
     
  • Has won 10 of his last 12 and five in a row
     
  • Four wins by KO, five by submission (RNC, triangle, arm triangle, 2 Japanese necktie)
     
  • Four first round finishes
     
  • Lone pre-TUF loss in 2012 to UFC vet Pedro Nobre

UFC on ESPN (3/26/22) Nicolau won a three round unanimous decision over David Dvorak

UFC Fight Night (10/8/21) Nicolau won a three round unanimous decision over Tim Elliott

UFC Fight Night (3/13/21) Nicolau won a three round split decision over Manel Kape

UFC on FOX (7/28/18) Nicolau was knocked out by Dustin Ortiz at 3:49 of the first round

UFC 219 (12/30/17) Nicolau won a three round unanimous decision over Louis Smolka

TUF 23 Finale (7/8/16) Nicolau won a three round split decision over John Moraga

UFC Fight Night (11/7/15) Nicolau submitted Bruno Rodrigues via Japanese necktie at 3:27 of the third round

 

The Ultimate Fighter Brazil, Season 4 

On episode 11 (semifinals), Nicolau lost a three round decision to Dileno Lopes

On episode three (quarterfinals), Nicolau won a three round decision over Reginaldo Vieira

On episode one, Nicolau submitted Mateus Vasco via rear naked choke in the first round

When and why did you start training for fighting? I was 13 years old when I started training Jiu-Jitsu, and since that time I realized that my dream was to be an MMA fighter.

What ranks and titles have you held? I won some Jiu-Jitsu tournaments, including the Brazilian Championship. 

Do you have any heroes? My family

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means the opportunity to show all I have learned during this journey against the best fighters in the world.

What was your job before you started fighting? I was a student only, since I started fighting when I was 17.

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition?  I won three amateur boxing fights.

Ranks in any martial arts styles: I'm a Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt.

Favorite grappling technique: Choke

Favorite Striking technique: Jab to the belly