Matheus Nicolau seeks title shot in decisive fight at UFC Las Vegas 91, this Saturday

Flyweight leads Brazilian squad and faces Alex Perez in event that takes place this Saturday

M. Nicolau (right) defeated T. Elliott (left) in the UFC Las Vegas 39. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram

Brazilian standout in flyweight (up to 56,7kg) of Ultimate, Matheus Nicolau holds a decisive confrontation in the UFC Las Vegas 91. This Saturday (27), the athlete can qualify for a title fight, if he overcomes Alex Perez in the main fight. In total, the event has 13 fights scheduled, with seven Brazilian participation.

In addition to seeking the throne of division, currently in possession of Alexandre pantoja, Nicolau tries to return to the path of victories. In his last challenge, the athlete ended up being overcome by Brandon royval, in a fight that qualified the former tormentor for a fight for the title.


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In the co-main fight, Ryan spann tries to find balance at light heavyweight (up to 93kg.). Member of the top 15, the athlete faces the dangerous Bogdan Guskov.

A Brazilian confrontation moves the second half of the show. Highlights of the flyweights, Ariane da Silva measures strength with Karina Silva, in a commitment that brings the winner closer to a place among the top 10 in the category.


Matheus Nicolau x Alex Perez

This weekend, Nicolau will have the challenge of facing an opponent who was not in the UFC's initial plans. At first, the miner would measure strength with Manel kape, victim of the Brazilian in 2021.

The former Rizin champion, however, ended up getting injured, giving way to Perez. Willing to postpone the Minas Gerais native's dream of fighting for the belt, Alex steps into the Octagon with the pressure of ending a streak of three straight defeats.

Today, Matheus occupies fifth place in the division ranking. If he wins, the athlete can take a decisive step towards facing the winner of the main fight of the tournament. UFC 301, an event in which the champion Alexandre pantoja puts the throne at stake before Steve Erceg.

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Besides Matheus Nicolau, Ariane da Silva and Karina Silva, Brazil has three more representatives at the show.

On the main card, the undefeated Jonathan Diniz makes his debut with the company. With six consecutive victories by knockout, the heavyweight (up to 120,2kg) will be an opponent of austen lane.

Close to 40 years old, Rani Yaya there is a clash between veterans in the bantamweight division (up to 61,2kg). Back in the octagon after two years of hiatus, the Brazilian faces Victor Henry.

O UFC Las Vegas 91 also marks the debut of the heavyweight Caio Machado. The combatant will be the opponent of Don'Tale Mayes.

Victim of a serious injury in her Ultimate debut last season, Ketlen Souza, 'Esquentadinha', is back. Manauara measures forces with Marcin Mann, who is also looking for the first positive result in the organization.

UFC Las Vegas 91 technical sheet

Order date: April 27th 2024

Open Hours: From 17pm (Brasília time)

Location: UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

How to watch: SUPER FIGHTS LIVE In real time, UFC Fight Pass (the entire card) online.

MAIN CARD (20 p.m. Brasília time)

Flyweight (up to 56,7 kg): Matheus Nicolau x Alex Perez

Light heavyweight (up to 93 kg): Ryan spann x Bogdan Guskov

Flyweight (up to 56,7 kg): Ariane da Silva x Karina Silva

Heavy weight (up to 120,2 kg): austen lane x Jonathan Diniz

Featherweight (up to 65,7 kg): Jonathan Pearce x david onama

Welterweight (up to 77,1 kg): Tim means x Uros Medic

PRELIMINARY CARD (17 p.m. Brasília time)

Bantam weight (up to 61,2 kg): Rani Yaya x Victor Henry

Light weight (up to 70,3 kg): Austin Hubbard x Michal Figlak

Heavyweight (up to 120,2 kg): Don'Tale Mayes x Caio Machado

Straw weight (up to 52,1 kg): Marnic Mann x Ketlen Hot

Light weight (up to 70,3 kg): James Llontop x Chris Padilla

Flyweight (up to 56,7 kg): Ivana Petrovic x Na Liang

Light weight (up to 70,3 kg): Gabriel benitez x Maheshate Hayisaer

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