Bo Nickal’s highly-anticipated UFC debut is here.
The undefeated prospect’s first fight in the Octagon comes against Jamie Pickett at UFC 285.
Nickal falls to the ground after missing on a kick attempt. Nickal gets up to his feet and presses Pickett towards the cage in the clinch. Nickal looks for a d’arce choke but Pickett defends. Nickal then seizes the back of his opponent, trying to snatch the rear-naked choke. After attempting the submission, Nickal goes for an arm-triangle instead.
Nickal holds Pickett in this submission for quite a while but Pickett refuses to tap. But, Pickett wouldn’t hold out for long. After being trapped in this position for more than a minute, Pickett finally taps out to the credentialed wrestler.
Official result: Bo Nickal submits Jamie Pickett in round 1 (arm-triangle choke) (2:54)
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BO NICKAL IS HIM@NoBickal | #UFC285 pic.twitter.com/ZilUEt8CiM— UFC (@ufc) March 5, 2023
Still undefeated! #UFC285 pic.twitter.com/11coTG8FDU— UFC (@ufc) March 5, 2023