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Matheus Nicolau vs. Alex Perez UFC on ESPN 55 Odds, Time, and Prediction

Matheus Nicolau vs. Alex Perez is the main event of UFC on ESPN 55, which is taking place at UFC Apex on Saturday, April 27

Both fighters are hoping to get back to the winning track this coming Saturday. Matheus Nicolau is 19-3-1 overall, with a KO loss in his most recent fight. Alex Perez is even worse, with three losses in a row. So, which of these guys will end their losing run on Saturday, April 27?

Matheus Nicolau vs. Alex Perez Odds

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Matheus Nicolau-172
Alex Perez+147
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When, Where, and How to Watch?

  • Place: UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Date: Saturday, April 27, 2024
  • Time: ~10:00 p.m. ET
  • How to Watch: ESPN

Matheus Nicolau’s UFC on ESPN 55 Odds Suggest He’s Gonna Win

Matheus Nicolau is a very well-rounded fighter who’s got experience in BJJ and kickboxing. He’s 19-3-1 overall with six wins by KO/TKO, five by submission, and eight by decision. When it comes to his losses, all three of them happened by KO/TKO. Does this mean he’s got a glass chin?

Not really, especially knowing that the first two times he lost by this method, he bounced back straight away. What about his third loss by KO/TKO? It happened in his most recent fight.

The fight in question happened a year ago when Brandon Royval beat him by knees and elbows in the first round.

It was his first loss since 2018 after six wins in a row. Can he bounce back? Judging by Nicolau vs. Perez odds, the answer is yes. But can the former UFC Flyweight challenger upset the odds?

Can Alex Perez Stage an Upset at UFC on ESPN 55?

Same as Nicolau, Alex Perez too is a very well-rounded fighter with plenty of weapons in his arsenal. He also has a very impressive portfolio with 24 wins and eight losses. What’s worrying is that he lost each of his last three fights.

This, however, happened against three really elite fighters. First, Deiveson Figueredo beat him by submission in the UFC Flyweight Championship fight. Then, he lost to Alexandre Pantoja by submission.

In his most recent fight, Muhammad Mokaev beat him by unanimous decision in a fight in which Perez suffered three takedowns.

All of this may make you think that he’s a horrible wrestler/grappler, but just the opposite is true. And he might show it against Nicolau on April 27.

Matheus Nicolau vs. Alex Perez Prediction

Alex Perez is determined to end his losing streak, and the fight with Matheus Nicolau looks like an ideal opportunity for that. Perez lands more strikes than him and is better when it comes to wrestling. We can definitely see him taking Nicolau down and finishing him by either ground-and-pound or submission.

Pick: Alex Perez

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