Jan 13 2024
Saturday

UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States

Main Card
3 rounds contest @ Flyweight
19-2-1

est. walkout:

TBC

broadcast start time:

US - Sat 6:00pm EST / UK - Sat 11:00pm

19-6-0

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The tape

30
Age
30
5' 6" / 168 cm
Height
5' 5" / 165 cm
66.1" / 168 cm
Reach
68.1" / 173 cm

Full record

KO 1KO 2UD 3UD 3SD 3
Form
UD 3UD 3KO 1KO 1SD 3
19
Wins
19
5
By KO
11
26
KO%
58
5
By Sub
5
26
SUB%
26
2
Losses
6
2
Stopped
0
0
Tapped
2
1
Draws
0
2010
Debut
2012
22
Bouts
25
49
Rounds
55
3 hours, 36 minutes
Fight Time
3 hours, 56 minutes

Current rankings @ Flyweight

6
UFC
8
-
Bellator
-
7
Tapology
6

Matheus Nicolau vs Manel Kape preview

When is Nicolau vs Kape II?

Matheus Nicolau is set to face the challenge of Manel Kape during the main card of UFC Fight Night: Ankalaev vs. Walker, on Saturday 13th January 2024 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

The fight will take place over 3 rounds in the Flyweight division, which means the weight limit will be 125 pounds (8.9 stone or 56.7 KG).

Nicolau vs Kape II stats

Matheus Nicolau steps into the octagon with a record of 19 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 5 by submission.

Manel Kape will make his way to the cage with a record of 19 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, with 11 of those wins by knock out and 5 by submission.

The stats suggest Kape has a massive power advantage over Nicolau, boosting at 58% knock out percentage over Nicolau's 26%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest that Nicolau and Kape will be pretty equal, both with a 26% submission rate.

Matheus Nicolau is the same age as Manel Kape, at 30 years old.

Nicolau has a height advantage of 1 inch over Kape. Despite this, Kape has 2-inch reach advantage.

Nicolau is arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 3 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2010, 1 year and 9 months earlier than Kape, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He has fought 6 less professional rounds, 49 to Kape's 55.

Nicolau vs Kape II form

Nicolau has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 3 times.

In his last fight, he lost to 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 had won 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 beat 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 defeated 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 won against Manel Kape at UFC Vegas 21 on 13th March 2021 by split decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Kape has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight, he defeated Felipe dos Santos at UFC 293 on 9th September 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney, Australia.

Previous to that, he had defeated David Dvorak at UFC Fight Night: Cannonier vs. Strickland on 17th December 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.

Going into that contest, he had beat Zhalgas Zhumagulov at UFC Fight Night on 4th December 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had won against Ode Osbourne at UFC 265 on 7th August 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Toyota Center, Houston.

He had been beaten by Matheus Nicolau 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 recent activity, Manel Kape has been fighting more than Matheus Nicolau.

Matheus Nicolau last fought 7 months and 17 days ago, while Manel Kape's last outing was 2 months and 23 days ago.

Nicolau's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 19 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.4 rounds on average.

Kape's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 19 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.2 rounds on average.

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