|Born||Mathues Nicolau Pereira|
January 6, 1993
Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
|Height||5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)|
|Weight||125 lb (57 kg; 8.9 st)|
|Reach||66 in (168 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Team||Jackson's MMA |
|Rank||Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Matheus Nicolau Pereira, better known as Matheus Nicolau, (born January 6, 1993) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist who is currently signed to Future FC and Brave CF. He has also competed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He currently competes in the bantamweight division.
Nicolau began training in various forms of martial arts as a youngster. He then jiu-jitsu as a teenager before transitioning to mixed martial arts in 2010.
Nicolau made his professional mixed martial arts debut in August 2010 at the age of 17. He compiled a record of 10-1-1, competing primarily for various regional promotions in Brazil before trying out for The Ultimate Fighter in early 2015.
In his first fight on the show, Nicolau faced Mateus Vasco. He won the fight via submission (rear-naked choke) in the first round.
In the quarterfinals, Nicolau faced off against Reginaldo Vieira. He won the fight via unanimous decision after three rounds.
In the semifinals, Nicolau faced Dileno Lopes. He lost via unanimous decision.
Nicolau was expected to face Ulka Sasaki on November 19, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 100. However Nicolau was pulled from the bout on November 3 after the USADA revealed a potential anti-doping violation from a sample that was taken October 13.
In February 2019, news surfaced that Nicolau had been released from the UFC.
After the release from the UFC, Nicolau signed with Brazilian mixed martial arts promotion Future FC where he fights in the bantamweight division. In his promotional debut he faced Alan Gabriel at Future FC 5 on May 24, 2019. He won the fight via anaconda choke.
In August 2019, it was also announced that Nicolau had signed with Brave CF, making his promotional debut against Felipe Efrain at Brave CF 25 on August 31, 2019. Nicolau won the fight via unanimous decision.
In February 2020, news surfaced that Nicolau will be participating in Brave CF Flyweight tournament. In the initial round Nicolau was expected to face Jose Torres at Brave CF 35 on March 28, 2020. However, the event has been postponed until a to-be-determined date due to the 2019-20 coronavirus pandemic 
|Professional record breakdown|
|18 matches||15 wins||2 losses|
|Win||15-2-1||Felipe Efrain||Decision (unanimous)||Brave CF 25||August 30, 2019||3||5:00||Belo Horizonte, Brazil|
|Win||14-2-1||Alan Gabriel||Submission (anaconda choke)||Future FC 5: Alves vs. Ramos||May 24, 2019||1||1:18||São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil||Return to Bantamweight.|
|Loss||13-2-1||Dustin Ortiz||KO (head kick and punches)||UFC on Fox: Alvarez vs. Poirier 2||July 28, 2018||1||3:49||Calgary, Alberta, Canada|
|Win||13-1-1||Louis Smolka||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 219||December 30, 2017||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||12-1-1||John Moraga||Decision (split)||The Ultimate Fighter: Team Joanna vs. Team Cláudia Finale||July 8, 2016||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||11-1-1||Bruno Mesquita||Submission (Japanese necktie)||UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Henderson 3||November 7, 2015||3||3:27||São Paulo, Brazil||Bantamweight bout.|
|Win||10-1-1||Derinaldo Guerra da Silva||KO (punch)||Shooto Brazil 49||August 24, 2014||2||4:35||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Win||9-1-1||Pedro Arruda||KO (punch)||Brazil Fight 8||June 6, 2014||1||2:49||Belo Horizonte, Brazil|
|Win||8-1-1||Vanderlei Carvalho Leite||Decision (unanimous)||Shooto Brazil 45||December 20, 2013||3||5:00||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Loss||7-1-1||Pedro Nobre||TKO (punches)||Bitetti Combat 13||December 9, 2012||1||3:11||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||Bitetti Combat Flyweight Tournament Final.|
|Win||7-0-1||Denison Silva||Decision (unanimous)||Bitetti Combat 13||December 9, 2012||2||5:00||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||Bitetti Combat Flyweight Tournament Semifinal.|
|Win||6-0-1||Larry Passos Vargas||KO (punches)||Brasil Fight 6||September 21, 2012||3||4:09||Belo Horizonte, Brazil|
|Win||5-0-1||Gilberto Dias||Decision (unanimous)||Shooto Brazil 31||June 29, 2012||3||5:00||Brasília, Brazil|
|Win||4-0-1||Michael Daboville||Submission (triangle choke)||Lions FC 2||March 12, 2012||1||N/A||Neuchatel, Switzerland|
|Win||3-0-1||Damien Pighiera||Submission (arm-triangle choke)||Lions FC||October 15, 2011||2||4:26||Neuchatel, Switzerland|
|Draw||2-0-1||Larry Passos Vargas||Decision (unanimous)||Brazil Fight 5||September 3, 2011||3||5:00||Belo Horizonte, Brazil|
|Win||2-0||Fernando Silva||TKO (doctor stoppage)||Brazil Fight 4||April 9, 2011||2||N/A||Nova Lima, Brazil|
|Win||1-0||Pedro Alves Chalita||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Pedro Leopoldo Extreme Fight||August 7, 2010||1||1:35||Pedro Leopoldo, Brazil|
|Professional record breakdown|
|3 matches||2 wins||1 loss|
|Loss||2-1||Dileno Lopes||Decision (unanimous)||The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 4||June 14, 2015 (airdate)||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 4 Semifinals round|
|Win||2-0||Reginaldo Vieira||Decision (unanimous)||The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 4||April 21, 2015 (airdate)||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 4 Quarterfinals round|
|Win||1-0||Mateus Vasco||Submission (rear-naked choke)||The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 4||April 14, 2015 (airdate)||1||3:46||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 4 Entry round|