Find out how Brazilian athletes arrive at UFC Las Vegas 91

With Matheus Nicolau in the main fight, find out how each Brazilian fighter who will step into the Apex Octagon this Saturday (27) arrives.

M. Nicolau celebrates victory in the UFC (Photo: Instagram/@ufc)

After a weekend of rest, Ultimate returns to its activities next Saturday (27). O UFC Las Vegas 91, which will be held at the traditional Apex, will feature seven Brazilian fighters on the card. Find out how each Tupiniquim athlete arrives at the event.

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protagonist of UFC Las Vegas 91, Matheus Nicolau returns to the octagon after 13 months of absence. In his last fight, the Brazilian flyweight (up to 56,7kg) was brutally knocked out by the North American Brandon royval in a title eliminator and saw his tormentor fight for the belt against his compatriot Alexandre pantoja in sequence. After that, the Tupiniquim flyweight had two duels canceled against the Angolan Manel kape.

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In order not to distance himself from the elite of the flyweight division, Nicolau will have to overcome the former challenger Alex Perez and resume the good sequence of victories that he had recorded previously in his career. Since his return to Ultimate in 2021, Matheus managed to correct four consecutive positive results until the hard setback he suffered to Brandon royval.

Still on the main card, UFC Vegas 91 will feature a duel between Brazilian women ranked in the flyweight division. Still undefeated in three fights in Ultimate, Karine 'Killer' Silva will face the experienced striker Ariane da Silva who has the same number of consecutive victories in the category.

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Other Brazilians on the card

R. Yahya in victory for the UFC. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram

The most experienced Brazilian on the card, the bantamweight (up to 61,2kg) Rani Yaya tries to recover from the setback suffered in his last fight, to Montel Jackson. The Brazilian athlete will measure his strength against the talented Victor Henry who comes from three victories in his last five fights, but suffered a controversial no-contest in his last commitment, against Javid Basharat.

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Opening the main card, the heavyweight (up to 120,2kg) Jonathan Diniz will make his debut in the organization after standing out in the 'Contender Series' last season. On the other side of the octagon will be the veteran austen lane who, in two Ultimate fights, suffered a defeat and a 'no-contest' against justin tafa.

Another heavyweight from the 'Contender Series', Caio Machado seeks his first victory in the organization after debuting with a defeat to Englishman Mick Parkin in November 2023. The Brazilian athlete's rival will be North American veteran Don'Tale Mayes, who suffered two setbacks in his last three commitments.

First Brazilian to step into the Apex octagon on Saturday night (27), at strawweight (up to 52,2kg) Ketlen Souza seeks to erase the bad impression left by her defeat on her debut to the fellow Brazilian Karina Silva. 'Esquentadinha' will face the North American Marnic Mann who also had a negative result after his debut with the organization, in September 2023.

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