Penn State alum and All-American wrestler Bo Nickal has made weight for his UFC debut. He makes his debut with the major promotion on promoter Dana White’s Contender Series. This comes after going 2-0 as an amateur fighter, with both wins coming by way of finish and winning his pro debut via TKO in 33 seconds.
He was on the big stage in his pro debut with current BMF champion Jorge Masvidal’s iKon fight promotion. He was unfazed and made quick work of his opponent and the UFC noticed. Nickal is now considered a “super prospect” by media outlets including MMA Junkie.
— MMA mania (@mmamania) August 8, 2022
All fighters, including Bo Nickal, made weight except Nickal’s opponent. Nickal would make weight for the middleweight bout weighing in at 186 yards but his opponent, Zachery Borrego, weighed in at 187.5 pounds.
Bo Nickal's #DWCS opponent Zachary Borrego missed weight by 1.5 pounds and will be fined a percentage of his purse.
— MMA Junkie (@MMAJunkie) August 8, 2022
Borrego, who is also undefeated as a pro at 4-0, will now forfeit 20% of his fight earnings to Nickal regardless of the outcome.
You can watch Bo Nickal on August 9th on ESPN+ starting at 8 p.m. eastern as he is the main event of Dana White’s Contender Series 49.
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