Apr 27 2024
Saturday

UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States

Main Event
5 rounds contest @ Flyweight
19-2-1

est. walkout:

TBC

broadcast start time:

US - Sat 7:00pm EST / UK - Sun 12:00am

24-8-0

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The tape

31
Age
32
5' 6" / 168 cm
Height
5' 6" / 168 cm
66.1" / 168 cm
Reach
65.4" / 166 cm

Full record

KO 1KO 2UD 3UD 3SD 3
Form
UD 3SUB 1SUB 1SUB 1
19
Wins
24
5
By KO
5
26
KO%
21
5
By Sub
7
26
SUB%
29
2
Losses
8
2
Stopped
1
0
Tapped
5
1
Draws
0
2010
Debut
2011
22
Bouts
32
49
Rounds
63
3 hours, 36 minutes
Fight Time
4 hours, 24 minutes

Current rankings @ Flyweight

5
UFC
8
-
Bellator
-
8
Tapology
11

Matheus Nicolau vs Alex Perez preview

When is Nicolau vs Perez?

Matheus Nicolau is set to take on Alex Perez in the main event of UFC Fight Night, on Saturday 27th April 2024 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

The fight is scheduled for 5 rounds in the Flyweight division, which means the weight limit will be 125 pounds (8.9 stone or 56.7 KG).

Nicolau vs Perez stats

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

Alex Perez will make his way to the cage with a record of 24 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by knock out and 7 by submission.

Matheus Nicolau's UFC record currently stands at 7-1-0, while Alex Perez's comes in at 6-4-0.

The stats suggest Nicolau has a slight advantage in power over Perez, with a 26% knock out percentage over Perez's 21%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Perez will have a slight advantage over Nicolau, with a 29% submission rate over Nicolau's 26%.

Matheus Nicolau is the younger man by 1 year, at 31 years old.

Nicolau has 1-inch reach advantage.

Nicolau is the less experienced professional fighter, having had 10 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2010, 8 months earlier than Perez, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He has fought 14 less professional rounds, 49 to Perez's 63.

Nicolau vs Perez 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 beaten 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 was victorious against 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

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

Perez's last 4 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 2 months and 24 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 1.5 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Nicolau vs Perez?

Matheus Nicolau is currently 11/20 (-180) to win the contest outright, while you can get 29/20 (+150) on Alex Perez if you fancy the small upset.

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