Matheus Nicolau
13 - 2 - 1
Brazil
DOB:
06-1-1993
Age:
26 years
Division:
Flyweight
City/State:
Belo Horizonte
Promotion:
Weight
125
Height
5'6
Wins
13
Losses
2
Draws
1
  • KO/TKO
    13/4
    31%
  • SUB
    13/4
    31%
  • DEC
    13/5
    38%

Background

Nicolau began training in various forms of martial arts as a youngster. He then jiu-jitsu as a teenager before transitioning to mixed martial arts in 2010.

Mixed martial arts career

Nicolau made his professional mixed martial arts debut in August 2010 at the age of 17. He compiled a record of 10-1-1, competing primarily for various regional promotions in Brazil before trying out for The Ultimate Fighter in early 2015.

The Ultimate Fighter

In March 2015, it was announced that Nicolau was one of the fighters selected to be on The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 4.[2]

In his first fight on the show, Nicolau faced Mateus Vasco. He won the fight via submission (rear-naked choke) in the first round.[3]

In the quarterfinals, Nicolau faced off against Reginaldo Vieira. He won the fight via unanimous decision after three rounds.[4]

In the semifinals, Nicolau faced Dileno Lopes. He lost via unanimous decision.[5]

Ultimate Fighting Championship

Nicolau made his official debut for the promotion on November 7, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 77 where he faced fellow castmate Bruno Rodrigues.[6] He won the fight submission in the third round.[7]

Nicolau next faced John Moraga on July 8, 2016 at The Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale.[8] He won the fight via split decision.[9]

Nicolau was expected to face Ulka Sasaki on November 19, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 100.[10] However Nicolau was pulled from the bout on November 3 after the USADA revealed a potential anti-doping violation from a sample that was taken October 13.[11]

Nicolau faced Louis Smolka on December 30, 2017 at UFC 219.[12] He won the fight via unanimous decision.[13]

Nicolau faced Dustin Ortiz on July 28, 2018 at UFC on Fox 30.[14] He lost the fight via knockout due to a head kick and follow-up punches in the first round.[15]

In February 2019, news surfaced that Nicolau had been released from the UFC.[16]

Article source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matheus_Nicolau

UFC Fight Record
  • Result
    Fighter
    Event
    Finish
    Round
    Time
  • Loss
    UFC on Fox 30
    KO
    1
    3:49
  • Win
    UFC 219
    DEC
    3
    5:00
  • Win
    Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale
    DEC
    3
    5:00
  • Win
    Fight Night 77
    SUB
    3
    3:27
Flyweight