Matheus Nicolau vs Dustin Ortiz UFC on Fox 30 Pick, Preview, Odds, Predictions - 7/28/2018
Dustin Ortiz vs Matheus Nicolau
UFC: Friday, July 28, 2018 (Calgary, Canada)
The Line: -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
American fighter Dustin Ortiz will be in action at UFC 30 on Fox. He will be fighting Brazilian fighter, Matheus Nicolau, at the event taking place in Calgary, Canada. This is a big fight for both these fighters as they look to establish themselves in the UFC circuit.
Dustin Ortiz is ranked number 9 in the flyweight division. He is a very talented fighter and there is much expected of him. Currently, Ortiz has a record of 18 wins and 7 losses which is not what the fighter would have wanted. It will be important for Dustin Ortiz to improve this record since it will be the only way in which he can move up the rankings and challenge for the flyweight title.
In comparison, Matheus Nicolau enters this fight with a record of 13 wins, 1 loss, and 1 draw. This is a great record but it is important to note that Matheus Nicolau is not a very active fighter considering he has fought 15 times over a career that started in 2010. This will be the first time that Matheus Nicolau fights in 2018 and it will be interesting to see how he performs. If Matheus Nicolau can get over the fact that he has not been fighting much, he should be able to have an advantage based on speed and power.
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All in all, I am going to predict that the Brazilian, Matheus Nicolau, wins this fight. He is the much better fighter and he should adapt to his long break since that is how he has been all through his career. We are getting a good enough price to wager on Matheus Nicolau to win this fight and as a result, it is the best wagering option.