Matheus Nicolau - Official UFC Fighter Profile
Matheus
Nicolau
12-2-1( W-L-D )
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Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 2 fights.
Record: 12-2-1
Summary: Jiu-Jitsu black belt, boxing

Fighter Info

From: Belo Horizonte Brazil
Fights Out Of: Rio de Janerio Brazil
Age: 24
Height: 5' 4" ( 162 cm )
Weight: 125 lb ( 56 kg )
Reach 66"
Leg Reach 38"

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
162
54% Successful
87
Types of Successful Strikes
0
87
85% Standing
14%
74
1
12
Striking Defense
70
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
5
60% Successful
3
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
3
6
0
Takedown Defense
100
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
UPCOMING
Matheus Nicolau
UFC 219: Cyborg vs. Holm
Dec 30, 2017
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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

TRAINING: MMA
 
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.
 
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No.
 
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 competetion? 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 five of his last six

• 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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