American wrestler Bo Nickal is set to fight in Dana White’s Contender Series. The fighter is currently 1-0 during his professional MMA journey. Nickal will face American mixed martial artist Zachary Borrego in his debut at the UFC event.
According to a report from The AllStar, Borrego’s trainers have confirmed their fighter is scheduled to face Bo Nickal in the August 19 edition of the UFC feeder contest.
The news gained authenticity after Nickal and Borrego were added to the UFC middleweight roster this morning.
In a recent interview with Ariel Helwani, Nickal revealed he was in talks with some major MMA promotions. Nickal, however, also added that improving his game is the only thing on his mind right now.
Watch the full interview below:
Bo Nickal is an American mixed martial artist, former freestyle and folk wrestler. The Colorado native is a three-time NCAA Division 1 National Champion. Nickal also finished second in the 2020 US Olympic Trials in the eighty-six kilogram division.
Watch Nickal’s mixed martial arts debut below:
Zachary Borrego is an American Mixed Martial Artist from San Antonio, Texas. The fighter is currently undefeated in his professional mixed martial arts career. He holds a 3-0 record in the sport.
What is the Dana Whites Contender Series?
Dana White’s Contender Series, formerly known as Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series, is a sub-promotion owned by the UFC. The promotion runs an episodic series through which up-and-coming MMA talents have a shot at a UFC contract.
The event usually contains five battle cards. Based on the fights, Dana White, with help from matchmakers Sean Shelby and Mick Maynard, awards the most successful prospects a UFC contract.
According MMA enthusiast, the latest edition of the event is scheduled to take place from July 26 to September 27 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The UFC feeder contest kicked off in 2017 with eight episodes.
According to the report, season 6 of the event is expected to contain ten episodes. As of now, no official lineup has been released for the event by the UFC.