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Matheus Nicolau

24-Year-Old     UFC     Bantamweight     11-2-1

STATUS:  Out   INJURY:  Suspension    EST. RETURN:  5/1/2017
Birthdate:  January 6, 1993     Height:   5'6    

November 4, 2016    Matheus Nicolau News

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RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Nicolau is out of UFC Fight Night 100 for a potential anti-doping violation, MMAFighting.com reports.

Nicolau was scheduled to fight Ukla Saskai on Nov. 19 in Sao Paolo, but UFC is working to find a replacement for him. UFC reported a potential doping violation on an Oct. 13 sample, leading to the provisional suspension. Nicolau had scored two straight victories.

Matheus Nicolau: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Nicolau defeated Bruno Korea via submission (guillotine) at 3:27 of Round 3 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Sao Paulo.

Fantasy Analysis

Nicolau started fast in his UFC debut, but he had a lousy second round before picking up the pace in round three. The finish came when Korea suddenly left his neck exposed after a rather dull exchange on the ground and the fight was over moments later. All in all, it was a pretty nice UFC debut for the young Brazilian.