Matheus Nicolau - Official UFC Fighter Profile
Matheus
Nicolau
13-3-1( W-L-D )
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Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 4 fights.
Record: 13-3-1
Summary: Jiu-Jitsu black belt, boxing

Fighter Info

From: Belo Horizonte Brazil
Fights Out Of: Rio de Janerio Brazil
Age: 25
Height: 5' 4" ( 162 cm )
Weight: 125 lb ( 56 kg )
Reach 66"
Leg Reach 38"

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
350
52% Successful
181
Types of Successful Strikes
0
181
85% Standing
15%
153
1
27
Striking Defense
71
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
9
67% Successful
6
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
5
12
0
Takedown Defense
100
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
Loss
Matheus Nicolau
Jul 28, 2018
8
7
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Matheus Nicolau
Dec 30, 2017
49
87
0
3
0
2
0
6
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Matheus Nicolau
Jul 8, 2016
31
41
0
0
0
0
0
1
R3 Decision - Split
Win
Matheus Nicolau
Nov 7, 2015
27
46
0
3
0
3
0
5
R3 Submission

Biography

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

 
 
 
  • Team Shogun on TUF Brazil 4
  • Pro since 2010
  • Has won six of his last eight
  • Four wins by KO, four by submission (RNC, triangle, arm triangle, Japanese necktie)
  • Three first round finishes
  • Lone pre-TUF loss in 2012 to UFC vet Pedro Nobre

Career

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