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Bo Nickal grabs his first UFC fight, will face Jamie Pickett at UFC 282

Bo Nickal's hype train is in full swing. In June, the former three-time DI national champion wrestler made his MMA debut. He fought his first fight on Dana White's Contender Series two months later. A little more than a month later, the 'Allen Assassin' signed with the UFC. Nickal is on his way to the big show after three fights and two and a half minutes of cage time.

Not only does Nickal now have his first UFC contract, but ESPN reports that the phenom talent has already booked his first fight with his new promotional home. On December 10th, Nickal will face 2020 DWCS signing Jamie Pickett at UFC 282.

Pickett (13-8) is coming off consecutive losses for the second time in his six-fight UFC career, having been TKO'd by Dennis Tiuliulin at UFC 279 in September. That defeat came on the heels of a defeat in February against Kyle Daukaus, in which the 'Night Wolf' was defeated by first-round submission.

As previously stated, Nickal enters this fight on a 3-0 record to begin his MMA career. On the DWCS season 6 finale fight card, he recently won a 52-second submission victory over Donovan Beard. With his next fight not until early December, this will be the 26-year-longest old's gap between fights to date.

UFC 282 is scheduled to take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. No main event has been announced as of yet, but the card is expected to be the target venue for a rematch of Glover Teixeira vs. Jiri Prochazka.

Let us know your views on Bo Nickal. Is he a genuine contender in the UFC or just another hype train?


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