Having just scored a spectacular victory in July, Matt Schnell will return before the end of the year.
Fast (16-7 MMA, 6-5 UFC) meets Matheus Nikolaou (18-2-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) at UFC Fight Night on Dec. 3. The event does not yet have a publicly known venue.
Two people with knowledge of the match recently informed MMA Junkie of the booking but asked to remain anonymous as the promotion has yet to make an official announcement.
Schnell out of the second round submission to Su Mudaerji on UFC on ABC 3. After Schnell repeatedly received early shocks, he rallied to take on the bloodied Mudaerji. The thrilling back and forth battle earned the “Battle of the Night” award.
Winner of five consecutive victories, Nicolau has not lost since he returned to the UFC in 2021. The 29-year-old Brazilian won a unanimous decision over David Dvorak at UFC on ESPN 33 in March.
In addition, the December 3 UFC tournament includes:
Tracey Cortez vs. Amanda Ribas
Matheus Nicolau vs. Matt Schnell