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#7 Peso mosca Division


Matheus Nicolau

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


Fight Win Streak


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission

Matheus Nicolau

Récord del Atleta

Resultados del evento


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

Ciudad natal
Belo Horizonte, Brasil
Trenes en
Team Nicolau
Estilo de lucha
Debut del octágono
Nov. 07, 2015
Alcance de la pierna

Fighter Facts

  • Team Shogun on TUF Brazil 4
  • Pro since 2010
  • Has won 11 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 History
UFC Fight Night
(3/19/22) Nicolau won a three round unanimous decision over David Dvorak
UFC Fight Night (10/9/21) 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