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Bo Nickal: What you need to know about the MMA prospect

LockerRoom Team
09 August 2022

Bo Nickal is one of the hottest MMA prospects at the moment. A former NCAA Division 1 Wrestler, Nickal has already made waves even though he only had one MMA fight to his name as of now. Here is everything you need to know about him.

Who is Bo Nickal?

Bo Nickal is an American MMA Fighter and Freestyle wrestler. He holds a freestyle wrestling record of 28-10 to his name and an NCAA record of 120-3 to his name.

He started his run in NCAA in the year 2015 and competed for all the way to 2019. In between, he made his senior freestyle wrestling debut in the year 2016 as well.

Nickal is an Under 23 World Championship Gold Medallist in the year 2019 and in the same year, he won the US National Championship gold medal at 92 KGS. He holds three gold medals in the NCAA Division 1 National Championship as well. You can see his achievements in wrestling below.

Bo Nickal Wrestling Achievements

NCAA Division 1 National Championships medals

  • Gold: 2019 Pittsburgh at 197 LBS
  • Gold: 2018 Cleveland at 184 LBS
  • Gold: 2017 St. Louis at 184 LBS
  • Silver: 2016 New York City at 174 LBS

Big Ten Championship Medals

  • Gold: 2019 Minneapolis at 197 LBS
  • Gold: 2018 East Lansing at 184 LBS
  • Bronze: 2017 Bloomington at 184 LBS
  • Gold: 2016 Iowa City at 174 LBS

US National Championship

  • Gold: 2019 Las Vegas at 92 KG

U-23 World Championship

  • Gold: 2019 Budapest at 92 KG

Apart from this, he has also competed in submission grappling matches and fought to two draws and a loss with his loss coming against the accomplished Gordon Ryan.

Bo Nickal MMA Fights

Bo Nickal made his MMA debut against John Noland at iKON FC on June 3, 2022, at Richmond, Virginia in the United States. The fight happened at Middleweight and NIckal won the fight in the first round via a Knockout (Punches) in just 33 seconds. With the win, Nickal is now 1-0 in his professional MMA career. You can see the MMA Fight of Bo Nickal below.

He was soon picked up for the Dana White Contender Series 49 where he is scheduled to fight Zachary Borrego on August 9, 2022, in Las Vegas Nevada in the United States.

The MMA fight of Bo Nickal at the Dana White Contender Series has already gained a lot of attention and it would be interesting to see whether he can live up to the hype on the big platform that UFC and DWCS have to offer.

The fight will happen at Middleweight and his opponent, Borrego, comes in with a record of 4-0 to his name and has fought in the FURY FC promotion before DWCS. Interestingly, 3 of Borrego’s four wins came via KO or TKO which makes it an interesting fight.

What do you think of their career so far of Bo Nickal and how do you think he will fare in MMA? Let us know in the comments below.


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