Czech MMA fighter David ”Undertaker” Dvořák (20-3) announces a change. His fourth fight in the famous UFC moves from February to March 26th, and with the date change, the opponent has changed as well. David will fight current number eight of the flyweight Matheus Nicolau (17-2-1) in UFC Fight Night: Blachowicz vs. Rakič in Columbus, Ohio.
Dvořák recorded his last win in May 2021. After the treatment of his injury, he was supposed to fight Su Mudaerji from China. The fight was first postponed from December to February but was eventually cancelled altogether. The UFC matchmakers have quickly found a replacement and offered a new duel to the Czech fighter.
‘I am very much looking forward to the fight. There was a lot of changes. There wasn’t a certainty that Su Mudaerji will fight. Then his manager made a mistake and UFC decided to give us a new opponent. I am happy about that, it is a challenge and a huge opportunity for me to rise in the ranks.’ praised Dvořák the new challenge.
Dvořák wasn’t too bothered by the postponement of his fight in December. Instead, he flew to Las Vegas, where he gathered new experiences in the UFC Performance Institute. He has more time for preparations, which he will need as his next opponent is on the paper the toughest one in his career.
The Brazilian Matheus Nicolau is a black belt holder in BJJ and has fought eight times in the UFC. Out of those eight fights, he has only lost to Dustin Ortiz. He managed to beat Louise Smolka, Manel Kape and most recently Tim Elliot. Dvořák’s last loss came in 2012 and he has since won sixteen fights in a row, out of which the last 3 was in UFC. Shortly after his entrance into the best MMA organisation in the world, he secured tenth place in the flyweight rankings. Now it is time for him to move towards the top five.