Matheus Nicolau vs. Alex Perez UFC on ESPN 55 Betting Picks and Prediction for Saturday, April 27, 2024

Matheus Nicolau vs. Alex Perez – With UFC on ESPN 55 closing in, alongside it the match between Matheus Nicolau and Alex Perez is getting exceptional acclaim from both fans and bettors. On match day, Nicolau will be stepping into the ring with a great record of 19 wins, 4 losses and one draw against his opponent, Perez who has registered 24 wins and 8 losses. This battle, set for April 27, 2024, at UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, which is the biggest night of the fights and hence is usually a high priority fixture in top betting websites in Canada, it is the perfect example of the fights and the fighters on top of their game and a night of undefeated heroics and change of life stories.

Matheus Nicolau vs. Alex Perez 

When: Saturday, April 27, 2024 at 7:00 PM ET

Where: UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA


Matheus Nicolau Analysis

Matheus Nicolau who has 19 wins from his 24 fights (only losing 4 times and once by draw) is a fighter with a complete game. Averaging 11:14 mins per fight/battle Nicolau shows a very good combination of striking and grappling skills. He throws 3.66 significant strikes per minute, of which 53% are landed, and at the same time takes 3.14 strikes on himself per minute, highlighting his balanced striking offense and defense. His wrestling is excellent, which is demonstrated by 1.48 takedowns completed for every 15 minutes he spends in the octagon alongside his exceptional takedown defense of 93%. Even though Nicolau lost to Royval just recently, he has many tools in his toolbox and past results to suggest that he supports himself with his experience and resilience in the following fights.

Alex Perez Analysis

Alex Perez will stand opposite this fight with a record of 24-8-0. Known for his aggressive style, Perez spends less time in the octagon per fight, averaging just 6:38 minutes is a sign he likes quick or fatal endings. He throws more powerful blows than Nicolau, hitting him 4.12 times per minute, even ending up with slightly lower accuracy (46%). Altogether, his solid defense (59%) statistics reflect some weak points. In the area of grappling Perez is more effective than Nicolau, making takedowns with an accuracy of 2.26 per 15 minutes. In this indicator, he has the submission average of 1.0 per 15 minutes as well. Most recently, his defeat against Mokaev points to some tactical errors, but the fighter’s pressure and his constantly aggressive approach remain his key strengths.

Matheus Nicolau vs. Alex Perez Stats

Average Fight Time11:146:38
Height5′ 6″5′ 6″
Weight125 lbs.125 lbs.
Strikes Landed per Min.3.664.12
Striking Accuracy53%46%
Strikes Absorbed per Min.3.143.14
Takedowns Average/15 min.1.482.26
Takedown Accuracy45%44%
Takedown Defense93%82%
Submission Average/15 min.0.91.0

Matheus Nicolau vs. Alex Perez Betting Picks

Taking into account the deep analysis of the two fighter characters, Nicolau looks to have slight edge in the bout due to his good defensive skills and experience of longer fights, which could play crucial role in high stake championship. The bet odds, -180 for Nicolau and +155 for Perez indicate a lead. Nicolau’s calmness and superior defending of the single leg takedowns will have a neutralizing effect on Perez’s grappling.

The presented statistical data and the latest outcomes show that Nicolau has the greater chance to prevail. His all-around proficiency in striking and grappling ability set is a real game changer, especially considering Perez’s defense is not as well-trained as his.

Free Pick: Matheus Nicolau -180

The Nicolau vs. Perez fight is the main event of ESPN 55, which will mesmerize viewers due to the incredible display of various techniques and tricks. With regard to the UFC winning free picks, the superior defensive indicators and consistency of both the striking and grappling components make Nicolau a choice worth making in this encounter. With the fighting night approaching, this clash certainty will bring more thrill to the encounter and a hefty victory for the fans of Nicolau.