Dustin Ortiz has lost to the elite of the flyweight division, but has sort of become the guy who beats up everyone else. He’s also riding a two-fight win streak, and in a weight class with zero movement at the top (thanks to Mighty Mouse), it’s not like you need more than tiny win streak to earn a title shot, right?

Matheus Nicolau is a jiu-jitsu black belt and TUF Brasil runner-up, and he’s won all three of his UFC appearances. Hey, maybe he’s close to earning a title shot, too…?

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They come out throwing jabs and kicks at range, with Nicolau touching Ortiz pretty hard and Ortiz trying to penetrate his defenses. But after throwing some low-kicks,  Ortiz kicks high – and despite Nicolau blocking it with one arm, the kick gets through and beans him right in the head. Nicolau goes down stunned, takes punishment, and the ref jumps in.


Results: Dustin Ortiz def. Matheus Nicolau via TKO (Kick) at 3:49, R1