Stance: Orthodox
Division: Bantamweight
Height: 5' 6"
Reach: 66"
Leg reach: 38.00
Weight: 125 lbs.
Nationality: Brazilian
Age: 31


Recent win streak: 4
Wins by KO: 4
Wins by submission: 5
Wins by decision: 5



Significant Strikes Attempted: 689
Significant Strikes Landed: 370


Takedowns Attempted: 22
Takedowns Landed: 6


Matheus Nicolau is a Brazilian mixed martial artist who currently competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s flyweight division. He was born on October 22, 1992 in Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil, and began training in martial arts at an early age. After competing successfully at various regional events, Nicolau earned himself a spot at the UFC in 2016 as part of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 4.

Nicolau’s initial time in the UFC was met with moderate success; he went 2-2 over his first four bouts including wins against John Moraga and Louis Smolka. In 2018 however, Matheus had a huge break through year when he went 3-0 to start off his calendar year which included victories over Mark De La Rosa, Dustin Ortiz and Jason Knight respectively. His impressive run earned him Performance of the Night honors for his fight against Jason Knight as well as Fight of the Night honors for his bout against Dustin Ortiz later that same year.

In 2019 Nicolau became one half of another exciting matchup when he faced Brazilian compatriot Alexandre Pantoja at UFC 237 where he delighted fans with an entertaining three round affair before eventually losing via unanimous decision judges scorecards despite pushing Pantoja to the brink throughout most of their encounter. Most recently Matheus returned to action where suffered yet another defeat this time to Kai Kara France due some controversial scorecards from ringside judges that awarded Francisco all three rounds despite putting forth an admirable effort throughout their entire 15 minute affair earning him Fight of the Night accolades once again proving that even though things don’t always go your way you can still put on an incredible performance regardless of outcome .

Outside of Mixed Martial Arts competition Matheus is also heavily involved with helping those less fortunate than himself back home in Brazil by working closely with charities such helping provide health care supplies and basic necessities like food water which provides hope many more people across country . But it doesn’t stop there has also gone out teaching self defense classes within local community order help young children build confidence themselves learn valuable skills protect themselves if ever need arises making sure everyone safe secure environment without fear violence .

As 2020 continues roll on expect see lot more from Matheus Nicolau inside Octagon only time will tell what lies ahead but already clear fighter has shown proven ability hang tough even toughest opponent looking bright future ahead legend MMA career far from finished yet!

Fight History

Alex Perez
Matheus Nicolau: Defeated
by KO/TKO in Round 2 @ 2:16
Sat. Apr 27, 2024
UFC Fight Night: Nicolau vs. Perez
Brandon Royval
Matheus Nicolau: Defeated
by KO/TKO in Round 1 @ 2:09
Sat. Apr 15, 2023
UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Allen
Matt Schnell
Matheus Nicolau: Winner
by KO/TKO in Round 2 @ 1:44
Sat. Dec 03, 2022
UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Holland
David Dvorak
Matheus Nicolau: Winner
by Unanimous Decision in Round 3
Sat. Mar 26, 2022
UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Daukaus
Tim Elliott
Matheus Nicolau: Winner
by Unanimous Decision in Round 3
Sat. Oct 09, 2021
UFC Fight Night: Dern vs. Rodriguez


Matheus Nicolau Record?
Matheus Nicolau's record is 19 wins, 4 losses, and 1 draw in UFC.

Matheus Nicolau Next Fight?
Matheus Nicolau's next fight is a rematch against Manel Kape on January 13, 2024, at UFC Fight Night 234.

Matheus Nicolau Tapology?
Matheus Nicolau is a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter who has a fighter page on Tapology.

Matheus Nicolau Tattoo?

Matheus Nicolau Celebration?
Matheus Nicolau celebrated his victory over Matt Schnell in Round 2, as reported by ESPN Video.

Matheus Nicolau Vs Manel Kape?
At UFC Vegas 83 on Jan. 13, Matheus Nicolau and Manel Kape had a rematch, which was a follow-up to their March 2021 fight that Nicolau won via split decision.

Matheus Nicolau Back Tattoo?

Matheus Nicolau Ufc?
Matheus Nicolau is a professional mixed martial artist currently competing in the UFC.