Stats & Records
Wins by Knockout
Wins by Submission
First Round Finishes
- Sig. Strikes Landed
- Sig. Strikes Attempted
- Takedowns Landed
- Takedowns Attempted
- Sig. Str. Defense is the percentage of significant strikes attempted against a fighter that do not land.
- Takedown defense is the percentage of takedowns attempted against a fighter that do not land.
- Knockdown Avg. is the average number of knockdowns per 15 Minutes window.
Sig. Str. By Position
Sig. Str. by target
Win by Method
- Team Shogun on TUF Brazil 4
- Pro since 2010
- Has won 11 of his last 14
- Five wins by KO, five by submission (RNC, triangle, arm triangle, 2 Japanese necktie)
- Four first round finishes
- Lone pre-TUF loss in 2012 to UFC vet Pedro Nobre
UFC on ESPN (4/15/23) Nicolau was knocked out by Brandon Royval at 2:09 of the first round
UFC on ESPN (12/3/22) Nicolau knocked out Matt Schnell at 1:44 of the second round
UFC on ESPN (3/26/22) Nicolau won a three round unanimous decision over David Dvorak
UFC Fight Night (10/8/21) Nicolau won a three round unanimous decision over Tim Elliott
UFC Fight Night (3/13/21) Nicolau won a three round split decision over Manel Kape
UFC on FOX (7/28/18) Nicolau was knocked out by Dustin Ortiz at 3:49 of the first round
UFC 219 (12/30/17) Nicolau won a three round unanimous decision over Louis Smolka
TUF 23 Finale (7/8/16) Nicolau won a three round split decision over John Moraga
UFC Fight Night (11/7/15) Nicolau submitted Bruno Rodrigues via Japanese necktie at 3:27 of the third round
The Ultimate Fighter Brazil, Season 4
On episode 11 (semifinals), Nicolau lost a three round decision to Dileno Lopes
On episode three (quarterfinals), Nicolau won a three round decision over Reginaldo Vieira
On episode one, Nicolau submitted Mateus Vasco via rear naked choke in the first round
When and why did you start training for fighting? I was 13 years old when I started training Jiu-Jitsu, and since that time I realized that my dream was to be an MMA fighter.
What ranks and titles have you held? I won some Jiu-Jitsu tournaments, including the Brazilian Championship.
Do you have any heroes? My family
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means the opportunity to show all I have learned during this journey against the best fighters in the world.
What was your job before you started fighting? I was a student only, since I started fighting when I was 17.
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? I won three amateur boxing fights.
Ranks in any martial arts styles: I'm a Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt.
Favorite grappling technique: Choke
Favorite Striking technique: Jab to the belly