Matheus Nicolau vs Alex Perez Prediction UFC Picks 4/27

Matheus Nicolau vs Alex Perez Prediction UFC Picks 4/27

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UFC Fight Night: Nicolau vs. Perez - Matheus Nicolau vs. Alex Perez Preview and Prediction

Get ready for a thrilling matchup in the flyweight division as Matheus Nicolau faces off against Alex Perez at UFC Fight Night: Nicolau vs. Perez, promising an exhilarating showdown for fight fans at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, NV on April 27, 2024. Let's delve into their fighting styles, recent performances, and predict the outcome of this highly anticipated bout.

 

Matheus Nicolau

  • Height/Weight: 5' 6", 125 lbs
  • Record: 19-4-1 (5 TKO, 5 SUB)
  • Team: Nova Uniao
  • Stance: Orthodox

Strengths:

Matheus Nicolau is a well-rounded fighter with a diverse skill set honed under the guidance of Nova Uniao. With a background in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Nicolau possesses slick grappling techniques and has secured numerous submission victories throughout his career. Additionally, Nicolau's striking has evolved significantly, allowing him to hold his own in stand-up exchanges.

Recent Performance:

Despite a setback in his last outing against Brandon Royval, Nicolau bounced back with a spectacular TKO victory over Matt Schnell. His ability to rebound from adversity and adapt his game plan makes him a formidable opponent for anyone in the flyweight division.

 

Prediction:

Expect Matheus Nicolau to emerge victorious in this matchup, leveraging his superior grappling skills and overall fight IQ to secure the win.

Nicolau's proficiency in Brazilian jiu-jitsu gives him a significant advantage on the ground, where he can dictate the pace of the fight and look for opportunities to submit Perez. While Perez is a skilled fighter with notable victories on his resume, Nicolau's ability to control the grappling exchanges and potentially secure a submission victory will be the deciding factor in this contest.

Look for Nicolau to utilize his grappling prowess to neutralize Perez's offense and gradually wear him down as the fight progresses. Whether through a submission or a dominant performance on the ground, expect Nicolau to showcase why he remains a force to be reckoned with in the flyweight division.

 

Pick: Matheus Nicolau ML -185

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