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Bo Nickal

Bo Nickal

Fighter Details

  • Name: Bo Nickal
  • Pro MMA Record: 2-0-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: N/A
  • Current Streak: 4 Wins
  • Age: 1996-01-14 | Date of Birth: 1996.01.14
  • Last Fight: August 09, 2022 in DWCS
  • Weight Class: Middleweight | Last Weigh-In: 186.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: American Top Team
  • Height: 6'1" (185cm) | Reach: 76.0" (193cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $0 USD
  • Born: Rifle, Colorado, United States
  • Fighting out of: State College, Pennsylvania, United States
  • College: Penn State
  • Foundation Style: Wrestling
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  • Florida

    updated Mon Aug 15 00:19:32 2022
    Bo Nickal is the 27th ranked of 61 active Florida Pro Middleweights.
  • United States

    updated Sun Aug 14 14:57:49 2022
    Bo Nickal is the 178th ranked of 528 active United States Pro Middleweights.
  • US Southeast

    updated Tue Aug 16 22:31:54 2022
    Bo Nickal is the 58th ranked of 185 active US Southeast Pro Middleweights.

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Bo Nickal was born in Rifle, Colorado, but would move with his family to Rio Rancho, New Mexico for a while, before later settling in Texas. Starting Folkstyle/Freestyle wrestling at age 5, he would earn a silver medal at the state tournament in New Mexico in 8th grade and also picked up another silver at the Texas state tournament after moving there. While in highschool he became a multiple time state Champion, and a 3 time UIL title holder,  also finishing 5th at the 2013 Cadet World Freestyle Wrestling Championships. After finishing his junior year Bo would commit to wrestling as a Nittany Lion for Pennsylvania State University. He graduated from high school with an 183 - 7 record, including 131 pins. 

Wrestling for Penn State under renowned coach and Olympian Cael Sanderson, Nickal would go on to win many matches and tournaments, including 3 NCAA Championship titles, and a runner up finish at the NCAA finals in 2016. He also won 3 Big Ten Championships and achieved a bronze medal finish in 2017. He finished his collegiate wrestling career with a record of 120 - 3.

Nickal earned the 2019 Dan Hodge Trophy as the nation's most outstanding collegiate wrestler, was a two-time Schalles award winner as the nation's best pinner and was also named the 2019 Big Ten Athlete of the Year.

After his Collegiate/Folkstyle Wrestling career, he would switch his focus to Freestyle Wrestling. Nickal would face tough competition overseas as well as at home. He failed to make the senior USA Wrestling squad in 2019 with a loss to World Champion J'den Cox, and again in 2021 with a loss to World Champion, and fellow Nittany Lion David Taylor at the Olympic Team Trials finals, but won a 2019 US Open Championship, and was the 2019 Under 23s Freestyle Wrestling World Champion.

After a successful wrestling career, Nickel decided to transition to MMA and grappling. It was announced that Nickal had signed an MMA management deal with First Round Management, and is a current member of American Top Team. It was also announced that Nickal had serious plans on partnering with Dan Lambert and opening a new American Top Team facility at Pleasant Gap, Pennsylvania.

He would fight grappling phenom Gordon Ryan in a superfight at a Third Coast Grappling event, losing that fight by triangle armbar, but he bounced back with an arm triangle choke win against David Conley in his amateur MMA debut.

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