Tape rankings @ Flyweight
Who won Nicolau vs Schnell?
Matheus Nicolau beat Matt Schnell by during the main card of UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Holland, on Saturday 3rd December 2022 at Amway Center in Orlando.
The scorecards were announced as 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).
Nicolau vs Schnell stats
Matheus Nicolau stepped into the octagon with a record of 18 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, 4 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 5 by submission.
Matt Schnell made his way to the cage with a record of 16 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, with 2 of those wins by knock out and 9 by submission.
The stats suggested Nicolau had a slight advantage in power over Schnell, with a 22% knock out percentage over Schnell's 13%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Schnell had a large advantage over Nicolau, boosting at 56% submission rate over Nicolau's 28%.
Matheus Nicolau was the younger man by 3 years, at 30 years old.
Schnell had a height advantage of 2 inches over Nicolau. That also extended to a 6-inch reach advantage.
Nicolau was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 1 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2010, 2 years and 1 month earlier than Schnell, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 8 more professional rounds, 49 to Schnell's 41.
Nicolau's last 3 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 25 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
Schnell's last 4 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.3 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Nicolau vs Schnell?
Matheus Nicolau was a 1/4 (-400) favourite going into the contest, while Matt Schnell made his way into the ring at 61/20 (+310) with oddsmakers.