Bo Nickal To Make UFC Debut Against Jamie Pickett At UFC 282

Just days after his most recent performance, Bo Nickal’s UFC debut has been set.

The middleweight prospect will face Jamie Pickett at UFC 282 on December 10th, per a report from Damon Martin of MMA Fighting. The fight is joining a card that will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Nickal was one of the biggest names to appear on the latest “Dana White’s Contender Series” season. He appeared twice during the 10-week series of cards and was finally signed to the UFC roster just earlier this week.

The former NCAA Division I wrestler picked up his first “Contender Series” victory in August, submitting Zack Borrego in just over a minute with a rear naked choke. That fight was only his second win since debuting in MMA.

While he wasn’t offered a UFC contract after that win, he was invited back onto the show just a few months later.

Nickal then returned this week, stopping Donovan Beard in 52 seconds with a triangle choke.

Nickal will now face Pickett, a 21-fight vet who is currently struggling.

Pickett’s UFC record is currently a negative two wins and four losses. He will try to snap a two-fight skid in this appearance, coming off losses to Kyle Daukaus and Denis Tiuliulin from earlier this year.

UFC 282 is currently without a main event. Here is how the show looks:

Bout 9: Santiago Ponzinibbio (28-6) vs. Robbie Lawler (29-16) (Welterweight)

Bout 8: Darren Till (18-4-1) vs. Dricus Du Plessis (17-2) (Middleweight)

Bout 7: Jairzinho Rozenstruick (12-4) vs. Chris Daukaus (12-5) (Heavyweight)

Bout 6: Chris Curtis (29-9) vs. Joaquin Buckley (15-5) (Middleweight)

Bout 5: Edmen Shahbazyan (11-3) vs. Dalcha Lungiambula (11-5) (Middleweight)

Bout 4: Billy Quarantillo (16-4) vs. Alexander Hernandez (13-5) (Featherweight)

Bout 3: Erik Silva (9-1) vs. TJ Brown (16-9) (Featherweight)

Bout 2: Daniel da Silva (11-4) vs. Vinicius Salvador (14-4) (Flyweight)

Bout 1:Jamie Pickett (13-8) vs. Bo Nickal (3-0) (Middleweight)

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