Oct 09 2021
Saturday

UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States

Main Card
3 rounds contest @ Flyweight
17-11-0
UD 3

Score cards

  • 28-29
  • 28-29
  • 28-29
UD 3
16-2-0

The tape

37
Age
31
5' 7" / 170 cm
Height
5' 6" / 168 cm
66.9" / 170 cm
Reach
66.1" / 168 cm

Tape record

Form
17
Wins
16
3
By KO
4
18
KO%
25
6
By SUB
5
35
SUB%
31
11
Loses
2
1
Stopped
2
5
Tapped
0
1
Draws
1
2009
Debut
2010
29
Bouts
19
71
Rounds
41
5 hours, 10 minutes
Fight Time
2 hours, 59 minutes

Tape rankings @ Flyweight

9
UFC
11
-
Bellator
-
9
Tapology
15

Tim Elliott vs Matheus Nicolau report

Who won Elliott vs Nicolau?

Matheus Nicolau beat Tim Elliott by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of UFC Vegas 39, on Saturday 9th October 2021 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.

The scorecards were announced as 29-28, 29-28, 29-28 in favor of the winner Matheus Nicolau.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Flyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 125 pounds (8.9 stone or 56.7 KG).

Elliott vs Nicolau stats

Tim Elliott stepped into the octagon with a record of 17 wins, 11 losses and 1 draw, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 6 by submission.

Matheus Nicolau made his way to the cage with a record of 16 wins, 2 losses and 1 draw, 4 of those wins coming by knock out and 5 by submission.

Tim Elliott's UFC record stood at 9-11-0, while Matheus Nicolau's came in at 7-1-0.

The stats suggested Nicolau had a slight advantage in power over Elliott, with a 25% knock out percentage over Elliott's 18%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Elliott had a slight advantage over Nicolau, with a 35% submission rate over Nicolau's 31%.

Tim Elliott was the older man by 6 years, at 37 years old.

Elliott had a height advantage of 1 inch over Nicolau. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.

Elliott was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 10 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 1 year and 2 months earlier than Nicolau, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 35 more professional rounds, 84 to Nicolau's 49.

Elliott vs Nicolau form

Tim Elliott had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Mudaerji Su at UFC Fight Night: Song vs. Gutierrez on 9th December 2023 by submission in the 1st round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had lost to Muhammad Mokaev at UFC 294 on 21st October 2023 by submission in the 3rd round at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Going into that contest, he had beaten Victor Altamirano at UFC Fight Night – Kara-France vs. Albazi on 3rd June 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.

Before that, he had defeated Tagir Ulanbekov at UFC 272 on 5th March 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

He had been beaten by Matheus Nicolau at UFC Vegas 39 on 9th October 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Nicolau had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.

In his last fight before this contest, he had been defeated by Brandon Royval at UFC Fight Night – Holloway vs. Allen on 15th April 2023 by knockout in the 1st round at T-Mobile Center, Kansas City, United States.

Previous to that, he was victorious against Matt Schnell at UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Holland on 3rd December 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Amway Center, Orlando.

Going into that contest, he had won against David Dvorak at UFC Fight Night Columbus on 26th March 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Nationwide Arena, Columbus.

Before that, he had beaten Tim Elliott at UFC Vegas 39 on 9th October 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

He had defeated Manel Kape at UFC Vegas 21 on 13th March 2021 by split decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Tim Elliott had been fighting more than Matheus Nicolau.

Going to this contest, Tim Elliott had last fought 4 months and 9 days ago, while Matheus Nicolau's last outing had been 1 year and 3 days ago.

Elliott's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 6 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.

Nicolau's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 1 month and 5 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.

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