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UFC Fight Night 187: Kape vs Nicolau 03/13/2021 Previews, Spread and Fight Analysis

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UFC Fight Night 187 Kape vs Nicolau 03-13-2021 Previews Spread and Fight Analysis

UFC Fight Night 187: Kape vs Nicolau 03/13/2021 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship has come up with another exciting fight card with UFC Fight Night 187. This event will be happening at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada this Saturday, March 13. No fans are still allowed inside the venue because of the pandemic but Pay Per View and UFC Fight Pass should be the best way to watch the matches. The main attraction of this event will be Leon Edwards taking on Belal Muhammad in a tight welterweight battle. The main card will have two flyweights undercard as Manel Kape takes on Matheus Nicolau. It has been a rough road for Manel Kape heading to this fight but the best ufc betting odds have him winning over Matheus Nicolau Pereira.

UFC Fight Night 187: Kape vs Nicolau 03/13/2021

When: Saturday, March 13, 8:00 PM ET
Where: UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC Fight Night 187: Kape vs Nicolau 03/13/2021 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Manel Kape -150 Matheus Nicolau Pereira +130

Main Card

Manel Kape

Manel Kape is just at his prime of 27 years old and this fighter known as “Prodigio” in the MMA cage came all the way from Luanda, Angola. He will be representing the AKA Thailand fight team in his upcoming match. Kape stands at five-foot-six and has been fighting at the flyweight division for most of his career. He has a professional MMA record of 15-5 with nine of those victories coming from knockouts with five submission wins. Losing his UFC debut just this February 2021 in UFC Fight Night 184 against Alexandre Pantoja, Kape made it known that it is not easy to take him down by pushing the fight to a full three rounds.

Matheus Nicolau Pereira

Mattheus Nicolau Pereira stands at five-foot-six and he is a Brazilian fighter that hails from Belo Horizonte in Minas, Gerais.  His skills are being polished at the renowned Jackson-Wink MMA and Luttrell Yee MMA stables. Nicolau is just 28 years old and has a lot of fights ahead of his career. His professional fighting record now stands at 15-2 and those wins are divided into six decisions, five submissions, and four knockouts. This will be the return fight of Nicolau in the UFC after getting a few stops in Future FC and Brave CF. His last UFC fight was back in July 2018 and lost that match in the first round via knockout against Dustin Ortiz.

Kape vs Nicolau Betting Numbers

Record 15-5-0 15-2-0
Last Fight Loss Loss
Country Angola Brazil
Height 5’5″ 5’6″
Weight (lbs) 125 125
Reach (in) 68 66
Win by KO/TKO 60% 27%
Win by Submission 33% 33%
Decisions 7% 40%
Strikes landed per minute 3.27 3.83
Striking accuracy 53% 51%
Striking absorbed per minute 4.93 2.43
Striking defense 50% 70%
Takedown average 2.00 1.90
Takedown accuracy 28% 66%
Takedown defense 100% 100%
Submission average 0.00 1.60

Kape vs Nicolau Betting Picks

This match is expected to go a full three rounds as both fighters are tough to put down. Manel Kape has shown he can keep up and stay active every second until the final bell and that has given him an advantage in best gambling site over the returning Mattheus Nicolau Pereira.