One of the biggest promises of MMA in Latin America, the professional wrestler Matheus Nicolau continues to impress in the UFC and this Saturday, December 3, in Florida (USA), the Brazilian made his last fight in the contract with the organization and proved to be one of the best athletes in the world at flyweight (57 kg) by knocking out Matt Schnell in the second round.
In addition to the great victory of the Brazilian and all the fighters in Latin America, Nicolau’s victory was also a victory for the cryptocurrency community, as part of the athlete’s prize money was paid in Bitcoin.
Now, Matheus has four straight wins in the UFC and is undefeated in his second stint with the world’s largest MMA organization. In sixth place in the company’s flyweight ranking (57 kg), the Brazilian is getting closer to being part of the top-5 in the category. On the other hand, Schnell, who impressed in his last performance by turning around a draw against Su Mudaerji, lost again and can no longer be number seven in the division.
The wrestler symbolizes the continuation of a trend for athletes to be paid in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies: Nigerian professional footballer Achara Ifanyachi and American Alex Crognale made similar moves in 2021 using Bitwage as a provider of cryptocurrency-related services.
The Bitwage platform allows anyone to get paid in Bitcoin and stablecoins without their employer having an account on the site. This culminates in a solution where paychecks are faster, cheaper, and accessible to anyone in the world.
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