Orlando, FL – UFC flyweight Matheus Nicolau looks to continue his undefeated UFC run when he faces Matt Schenll at UFC Orlando on Saturday night at Amway Center.
“I’m feeling great man. I’m ready to finish the weight cutting. Everything is going great, the camp was great you know, everything was really, really good. Now ready to cut the weight and finish with another victory,” Nicolau told the press on Wednesday.
Nicolau (18-2-1) cuts down to 125 pounds to make the flyweight division, but it’s not an easy one for him.
“Yeah, like, it’s not that easy to cut for 125, but I’ve been doing a good, good job with my doctor and my strength and conditioning coach. We knew about this fight like 3 months before so we could plan it really good, and I will not have that much trouble in the end,” he said.
The reemergence of the flyweight division, one the UFC tried to get rid of but ultimately brought back, has seen the rise of flyweight like Brandon Moreno, Kai Kara-France, Deiveson Figueiredo and others.
“I expect a great, great fight. Matt Schnell a great opponent. He’s really, really technical. He’s well-rounded fighter. He’s good in striking, he’s good in the grappling, and he came to fight you know,” said Nicolau.
“I like to fight guys like him that came to brawl, always put on pressure, and stuff like that. I’m pretty sure that the fans will be really, really happy with that fight.”
Will it be the fight of the night? Nicolau seems to think so.
“Yeah for sure man. I think that we have everything to get the bonuses.”
Watch the entire media day scrum with Matheus Nicolau above. Nicolau takes on Matt Schnell at UFC Orlando on Dec.3rd at Amway Center in Orlando, FL.