UFC Vegas 39: Matheus Nicolau stayed true to his striking and got the unanimous decision victory over Tim Elliott

The flyweight contest between Tim Elliott and Matheus Nicolau just went down at UFC Vegas 39. After three hard-fought rounds, Nicolau came out victorious.

Matheus Nicolau at UFC Vegas 39
Matheus Nicolau at UFC Vegas 39

The flyweight contest between Tim Elliott (17-11-1 MMA, 6-9 UFC) and Matheus Nicolau (16-2-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) was one of the most anticipated fights of the night.

Round 1 – Elliott moved well and started the fight with his signature hands-down stance. Nicolau landed a couple of leg kicks, but the counter punches from Elliott kept him at bay. He was using a front kick to the body to avoid any big strikes from Nicolau and succeeded in doing so for most of the round.

Round 2 – Elliott started the round with a takedown attempt. He got it but Nicolau got right back up. A crispt right hand from Elliott and it partially dropped Nicolau. Nicolau is not looking better he’s landing some clean punches, and he stunned Elliott with a nice timed hook.

Matheus Nicolau beats Tim Elliott via unanimous decision at UFC Vegas 39

Round 3 – Nicolau is not looking sharp he’s perfectly timing his shots, and they have started to take their toll on Elliott. Elliott is trying to gain some space, and he lands a nice two-punch combo but Nicolau just ate it. Elliott went for a takedown but got stuffed, Nicolau then secured a takedown of his own and spent the rest of the round on top.

Result: Matheus Nicolau def. Tim Elliott via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

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