Tape rankings @ Flyweight
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 28-29, 28-29, 28-29 in favor of 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 ring with a record of 17 wins, 11 loses 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 ring with a record of 16 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, with 4 of those wins by knock out and 5 by submission.
The stats suggested Nicolau had a slight advantage in power over Elliott, with a 25% knock out percentage over Elliott's 18%.
Tim Elliott was the older man by 6 years, at 35 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 30 more professional rounds, 77 to Nicolau's 47.
Elliott's last 2 fights had come over a period of 5 years and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 6 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 4 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.