Flyweight contender Matheus Nicolau isn’t precisely anticipating a straightforward battle at UFC Orlando, however the 29-year-old sounds extremely assured he’ll get the win. Paired up in opposition to Matt Schnell, the Brazilian has respect for his opponent’s strengths, whereas feeling like he has what it takes to beat one more problem.
In an interview with Ag Combat, Nicolau analyzed Schell’s abilities, praising each his putting and grappling. He’s additionally positive that he’s ready for something ‘Hazard’ can carry to the Octagon.
“Matt Schnell is a really well-rounded man,” Nicolau defined, “identical to most guys within the flyweight division and the lighter divisions, too, the place athletes are extra versatile. It’s onerous to see a man who’s actually good at one factor after which missing in one other. Everybody’s very well-rounded and Schnell shouldn’t be totally different. He has karate background, really. He began out in karate.”
“He has developed grappling sport, too.” Nicolau stated. “His file exhibits that, he has some submission wins. He’s harmful, however I’m prepared. Wherever he makes a mistake in opposition to me, be it on the toes or on the bottom, I’m going to capitalize. Wherever he makes a mistake, I’m going to capitalize on it and get the win.”
At the moment on a three-fight successful streak, Nicolau (17-2) has already defeated David Dvorak, Tim Elliott and Manel Kape since rejoining the UFC, again in March 2021. The 29-year-old’s newest loss passed off in his final Octagon battle previous to being launched, again in July 2018, when he received knocked out by Dustin Ortiz.
Nicolau is predicted to tackle Schnell at UFC on ESPN 42, in Orlando, Florida, on December 3. The cardboard is scheduled to be headlined by welterweights Stephen Thompson and Kevin Holland.