Bo Nickal News

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Michael Chiesa

Michael Chiesa reveals he reached out to the UFC to try and fight Bo Nickal on short notice at UFC 290

Cole Shelton - July 27, 2023

Michael Chiesa tried to face Bo Nickal at UFC 290. After Tresean Gore pulled out of his UFC 290 scrap against Nickal due to injury, the UFC was in need of an opponent. The promotion ended up settling on Val Woodburn, but Michael Chiesa claims he had previously spoke to the UFC about stepping up on short notice to fight Nickal and the making a quick turnaround to compete this weekend against Holland.

Paul Craig and Bo Nickal.
Paul Craig

Paul Craig explains Bo Nickal callout after UFC London win: "I want that kind of legacy"

Josh Evanoff - July 24, 2023

UFC middleweight contender Paul Craig has explained why he called out Bo Nickal. ‘Bearjew’ made his middleweight debut over the weekend at UFC London. Riding a two-fight losing streak, the Scottish fighter faced off with Andre Muniz. The Brazilian entered the matchup off a submission loss to Brendan Allen and later suffered a devastating stoppage at the loss of Paul Craig on Saturday.

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Dricus du Plessis

Bo Nickal calls Dricus Du Plessis "easy money" if they ever fight

Cole Shelton - July 11, 2023

Bo Nickal expects that he and Dricus Du Plessis will fight in the future. At UFC 290, Nickal and Du Plessis both picked up big wins. However, Nickal is just 2-0 in the UFC and Du Plessis is set to fight for the belt next, so they are far apart in the rankings. Despite that, Bo Nickal says he was watching Dricus Du Plessis vs. Robert Whittaker closely as he thinks he will face the South African in the future and calls the fight “easy money”.

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Pros react after Bo Nickal earns another first-round finish at UFC 290

Chris Taylor - July 8, 2023

Tonight’s UFC 290 pay-per-view main card was kicked off by a middleweight matchup between Bo Nickal and Val Woodburn. Nickal (5-0 MMA) was returning to action for the first time since scoring a first-round submission win over Jamie Pickett in his official Octagon debut this past March at 285. The highly touted wrestling phenom had won all four of his professional fights by way of first-round stoppage heading into tonight’s contest.

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Bo Nickal reacts after being made a historic betting favorite for Saturday’s UFC 290 event: “Great value. Hammer it”

Harry Kettle - July 6, 2023

Bo Nickal has given his thoughts on being the biggest betting favorite in UFC history ahead of his return to the cage this weekend. Everyone knows that Bo Nickal is an incredible prospect in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He’s 4-0 in his mixed martial arts career, has a great wrestling pedigree, and has all the confidence in the world. This weekend, he was initially scheduled to take on Tresean Gore before he unfortunately pulled out after sustaining a torn ligament in his wrist. Now, he’ll meet Val Woodburn, a 7-0 prospect in his own right who will be making his UFC debut.

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Bo Nickal receives new opponent for UFC 290 after Tresean Gore is forced to withdraw

Susan Cox - July 4, 2023

Bo Nickal has received a new opponent for UFC 290, this after Tresean Gore was forced to withdraw from the event. UFC 290 takes place this coming Saturday, July 8th at the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada.

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Report | Bo Nickal vs. Tresean Gore slated for UFC 290 on July 8th

Harry Kettle - March 23, 2023

As per a recent report from MiddleEasy, Bo Nickal will return to the Octagon this summer to take on Tresean Gore at UFC 290. Over the course of the last nine months, very few fighters have made as much noise as Bo Nickal. The American wrestling superstar made the transition over to mixed martial arts last summer, quickly establishing himself as one to watch.

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Michael Chandler

Bo Nickal doesn't take offense to Michael Chandler's criticism: "He's always been nice to me"

Fernando Quiles - March 12, 2023

Don’t expect highly touted prospect Bo Nickal and Michael Chandler to start beefing anytime soon. Nickal has made it clear that he has confidence in his ability to live up to the hype and beyond. The three-time NCAA Division I National Champion is off to a blazing start, going 4-0 with all of those fights ending in the first round to begin his pro MMA career.

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Henry Cejudo

Henry Cejudo advises Bo Nickal to take “six more fights” before fighting anyone in the top ten

Harry Kettle - March 8, 2023

Henry Cejudo has advised Bo Nickal to take his time before taking on the truly elite middleweights in the UFC. While he may be just 4-0 in mixed martial arts, Bo Nickal is already quite the phenomenon. The former wrestling sensation has made a seamless transition over to MMA and in his UFC debut last weekend, he finished Jamie Pickett in the first round.

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Bo Nickal reacts after learning Jamie Pickett plans to appeal his UFC 285 loss: "It’s a weird move, bro"

Jeffrey Walter - March 5, 2023

Bo Nickal denies any wrongdoing in his fight with Jamie Pickett at last night’s UFC 285 pay-per-view event in Las Vegas. Nickal (4-0 MMA) and Pickett (13-9 MMA) kicked off Saturday’s main card lineup at T-Mobile Arena.

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UFC 285 Results: Bo Nickal stops Jamie Pickett in Round 1 (Video)

Chris Taylor - March 4, 2023

Tonight’s UFC 285 main card is kicked off by a middleweight matchup featuring Bo Nickal taking on Jamie Pickett. Nickal (4-0 MMA) will be making his official UFC debut this evening. The former three-time NCAA Division I National Champion went 2-0 on Dana Whtie’s Contender Series, scoring first-round stoppages in both of those contests.

Jon Jones

Video | Bo Nickal and Jon Jones have backstage wrestling session ahead of UFC 285

Josh Evanoff - March 2, 2023

Bo Nickal and Jon Jones decided to have a little wrestling session at the UFC Performance Institute this week. The two superstars are slated to compete on UFC 285 this Saturday. In the main event, ‘Bones’ will face Ciryl Gane in his first fight in over three years. Furthermore, it’ll also be Jones’ first fight up at heavyweight, as he’ll attempt to win the vacant title. Francis Ngannou famously left the promotion in January, leaving the championship behind in the process.

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Bo Nickal believes he matches up perfectly with both Alex Pereira and Israel Adesanya: "It wouldn’t go well for them"

Josh Evanoff - February 15, 2023

UFC middleweight prospect Bo Nickal feels confident against anyone in the division. ‘The Allen Assassin’ has been out of action since his bout with Donovan Beard at Dana White’s Contender Series 56. In his second appearance on the show, Nickal dominated. He quickly earned a first-round submission victory, earning a UFC contract in the process.

Israel Adesanya

Israel Adesanya hits back at idea that Bo Nickal would easily outwrestle and submit him: "This is not wrestling, this is MMA"

Josh Evanoff - November 11, 2022

UFC middleweight champion Isreal Adesanya wants to pump the breaks a little bit on the Bo Nickal hype train. ‘The Last Stylebender’ is set to return to action this Saturday against Alex Pereira. The pair will headline UFC 281 on pay-per-view, in a trilogy of sorts. The Brazilian previously faced Adesanya in kickboxing, defeating him both times.

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Bo Nickal's UFC debut in December against Jamie Pickett scrapped due to injury

Josh Evanoff - October 21, 2022

Fans will have to wait to see Bo Nickal make his UFC debut just a little bit longer. ‘The Allen Assassin’ is widely regarded as one of the greatest prospects in MMA. Nickal is a former Dan Hodge trophy winner and is a former multiple-time NCAA Division 1 National Champion in amateur wrestling.

Daniel Cormier

Daniel Cormier disagrees that Bo Nickal could beat Khamzat Chimaev based on wrestling credentials: "I struggled taking down Jon Jones"

Josh Evanoff - October 6, 2022

UFC commentator Daniel Cormier believes Bo Nickal will be a future champion, but not yet. ‘The Allen Assassin’ has been the talk of the MMA world over the last few months. Already one of the most accomplished amateur wrestlers ever, he officially debuted in MMA in June. One fast knockout victory over John Noland later, and he received the call to fight on the Dana White’s Contender Series.

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Bo Nickal walks back on previous comments about never fighting on the UFC prelims

Jeffrey Walter - October 4, 2022

Bo Nickal is walking back on his previous comments about never fighting on the UFC prelims. Nickal has gone a perfect 3-0 to start his mixed martial arts journey with all three wins coming by first round finishes. ‘The Allen Assassin’ most recently competed at last month’s Dana White Contender Series 56 event, submitting Donovan Beard with a triangle choke in just 52 seconds (see that here).

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Bo Nickal claims if he's booked to fight on the UFC prelims he'll retire from MMA: "I’m not a prelim guy"

Cole Shelton - October 3, 2022

Bo Nickal vows he will never fight on the UFC prelims. Nickal is 3-0 as a pro and won two fights on the Contender Series to punch his ticket into the UFC. The Penn State product was hyped up long before his amateur debut due to his wrestling pedigree and he’s now set to make his Ultimate Fighting Championship debut against Jamie Pickett at UFC 282.

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