Matheus Nicolau

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Matheus Nicolau
BornMathues Nicolau Pereira
(1993-01-06) January 6, 1993 (age 25)
Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
NationalityBrazilian
Height5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)[1]
Weight125 lb (57 kg; 8.9 st)
DivisionFlyweight
Reach66 in (168 cm)[1]
StyleBrazilian Jiu-Jitsu
StanceOrthodox
Fighting out ofRio de Janeiro, Brazil
TeamJackson's MMA
Yee MMA
RankBlack belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[1]
Years active2010-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total16
Wins13
By knockout4
By submission4
By decision5
Losses2
By knockout2
Draws1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Matheus Nicolau Pereira, better known as Matheus Nicolau, (born January 6, 1993) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist who competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He currently competes in the flyweight division.

Background[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 13–2–1 Dustin Ortiz KO (head kick and punches) UFC on Fox: Alvarez vs. Poirier 2 July 28, 2018 1 3:49 Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Win 13–1–1 Louis Smolka Decision (unanimous) UFC 219 December 30, 2017 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 12–1–1 John Moraga Decision (split) The Ultimate Fighter: Team Joanna vs. Team Cláudia Finale July 8, 2016 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 11–1–1 Bruno Mesquita Submission (Japanese necktie) UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Henderson 3 November 7, 2015 3 3:27 São Paulo, Brazil Bantamweight bout.
Win 10–1–1 Derinaldo Guerra da Silva KO (punch) Shooto Brazil 49 August 24, 2014 2 4:35 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 9–1–1 Pedro Arruda KO (punch) Brazil Fight 8 June 6, 2014 1 2:49 Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Win 8–1–1 Vanderlei Carvalho Leite Decision (unanimous) Shooto Brazil 45 December 20, 2013 3 5:00 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Loss 7–1–1 Pedro Nobre TKO (punches) Bitetti Combat 13 December 9, 2012 1 3:11 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Bitetti Combat Flyweight Tournament Final.
Win 7–0–1 Denison Silva Decision (unanimous) Bitetti Combat 13 December 9, 2012 2 5:00 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Bitetti Combat Flyweight Tournament Semifinal.
Win 6–0–1 Larry Passos Vargas KO (punches) Brasil Fight 6 September 21, 2012 3 4:09 Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Win 5–0–1 Gilberto Dias Decision (unanimous) Shooto Brazil 31 June 29, 2012 3 5:00 Brasília, Brazil
Win 4–0–1 Michael Daboville Submission (triangle choke) Lions FC 2 March 12, 2012 1 N/A Neuchatel, Switzerland
Win 3–0–1 Damien Pighiera Submission (arm-triangle choke) Lions FC October 15, 2011 2 4:26 Neuchatel, Switzerland
Draw 2–0–1 Larry Passos Vargas Decision (unanimous) Brazil Fight 5 September 3, 2011 3 5:00 Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Win 2–0 Fernando Silva TKO (doctor stoppage) Brazil Fight 4 April 9, 2011 2 N/A Nova Lima, Brazil
Win 1–0 Pedro Alves Chalita Submission (rear-naked choke) Pedro Leopoldo Extreme Fight August 7, 2010 1 1:35 Pedro Leopoldo, Brazil

Mixed martial arts exhibition record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 2–1 Dileno Lopes Decision (unanimous) The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 4 June 14, 2015 (airdate) 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 4 Semifinals round
Win 2–0 Reginaldo Vieira Decision (unanimous) The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 4 April 21, 2015 (airdate) 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 4 Quarterfinals round
Win 1–0 Mateus Vasco Submission (rear-naked choke) The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 4 April 14, 2015 (airdate) 1 3:46 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 4 Entry round

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Matheus Nicolau - Official UFC Fighter Profile". UFC.com. Retrieved August 5, 2016.
  2. ^ Guilherme Cruz (March 18, 2015). "The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 4 cast announced". mmafighting.com. Retrieved March 18, 2015.
  3. ^ Daniel Galvan (2015-04-14). "The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 4 Episode 1 & 2 Recap". themmareport.com. Retrieved 2015-04-14.
  4. ^ Thomas Gerbasi (2015-04-22). "The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 4 Episode 3 Recap". ufc.com. Retrieved 2015-04-22.
  5. ^ Damon Martin (2015-06-15). "The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 4: Episode 11 Recap". ufc.com. Retrieved 2015-06-15.
  6. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2015-10-07). "'UFC Fight Night 77: Belfort vs. Henderson 3' fight card set for Sao Paulo". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-10-07.
  7. ^ Steven Marrocco (2015-11-07). "UFC Fight Night 77 results: Matheus Nicolau chokes out good friend Bruno Korea". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-11-07.
  8. ^ Shaun Al-Shatti (2016-05-20). "UFC flyweight John Moraga returns against Matheus Nicolau at TUF 23 Finale". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2016-05-20.
  9. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2015-07-08). "TUF 23 Finale results: New flyweight Matheus Nicolau takes split from ex-title challenger John Moraga". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-07-08.
  10. ^ Staff (2016-09-25). "Six additional bouts announced for UFC Fight Night 100 on Nov. 19 in Sao Paulo". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-09-25.
  11. ^ Staff (2016-11-03). "Flyweight Matheus Nicolau pulled from UFC Fight Night 100 for potential anti-doping violation". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-11-03.
  12. ^ Dana Becker (2017-09-27). "First three fights announced for UFC 219". fightline.com. Retrieved 2017-09-27.
  13. ^ "UFC 219 results: Matheus Nicolau swarms and dominates Louis Smolka". MMAjunkie. 2017-12-31. Retrieved 2017-12-31.
  14. ^ Staff (2018-04-27). "UFC on FOX 30 official for Calgary, eight fights added to lineup". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-04-27.
  15. ^ "UFC on FOX 30 results: Dustin Ortiz upsets Matheus Nicolau with big head-kick knockout". MMAjunkie. 2018-07-28. Retrieved 2018-07-29.

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