Matheus Nicolau will face Matthew Christopher Schnell on the main card of UFC on ESPN 42. Nicolau is currently ranked seventh in the flyweight division, while Schnell is one spot behind him, ranked eighth. Nicolau enters with a professional mixed martial arts record of 18-3-1, while Schnell is 16-6 (1).
Matheus Nicolau vs. Matthew Christopher Schnell Match Details
Fixture: Matheus Nicolau vs. Matthew Christopher Schnell
Date and Time: Saturday, December 3rd, 10:00 p.m. EST
Venue: Amway Center, Orlando, Florida
Matheus Nicolau vs. Matthew Christopher Schnell Betting Odds and Spread
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Matheus Nicolau vs. Matthew Christopher Schnell Key Stats
Matheus Nicolau enters UFC on ESPN 42 with a record of 18 wins, three losses, and one draw. The No.7-ranked flyweight has won four fights via knockout, five fights via submission, and nine fights via decision. Nicolau has never been submitted, however, he has lost twice via knockout and once via decision. Nicolau has had two stints with the UFC since making his debut with the promotion over seven years ago. He was released in 2019 before rejoining the promotion in 2021. Over his two stints in the UFC, he has compiled a record of 6-1. He has won all three of his fights since rejoining the promotion.
Matthew Christopher Schnell has 16 wins, six losses, and one no contest in his mixed martial arts career. The No.8-ranked flyweight has two wins via knockout, nine wins via submission, four wins via decision, and one win via disqualification. He has been knocked out three times, submitted twice, and lost by decision once. Schnell is 6-4 (1) since making his UFC debut exactly six years prior to UFC on ESPN 42.
Matheus Nicolau stands at 5’5 with a 66″ reach. Matthew Christopher Schnell has a two-inch height advantage and a four-inch reach advantage, as he stands at 5’7 with a 70″ reach. Both ranked flyweights weighed in at 126 pounds, however, Schnell did miss weight on his first official attempt. He was able to make weight prior to the end of the official weigh-in window.
Matheus Nicolau vs. Matthew Christopher Schnell Betting Prediction
Matheus Nicolau has shown that he is capable of picking up victories in all forms. Furthermore, he has been on an impressive run since re-joining the UFC, winning all three of his fights. Overall, Nicolau is on a five-fight win streak that spanned four-and-a-half years. Look for Nicolau to extend his winning streak by defeating Matthew Christopher Schnell in less than two and a half rounds.