DWCS: Bo Nickal snubbed for UFC contract despite the first-round finish

Bo Nickal was one of the biggest favorites in all of DWCS history coming in (at press time) as a -3000 favorite over Zachary Borrego. Nickal was a highly-touted prospect with a wrestling background but only one MMA fight to date.

He got into the Octagon and secured the first-round submission and what many believed would be a secured UFC contract, but that wasn’t the case.

Dana White offered Nickal a second fight in the DWCS due to his inexperience with MMA.

DWCS week 3 official live results

  • Bo Nickal defeated Zachary Borrego via submission (rear-naked choke), Round 1 – 1:02
  • Jamal Pogues defeated Paulo Renato Jr. via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Erik Silva defeated Anvar Boynazarov via KO, Round 1 – 1:32
  • Clayton Carpenter defeated Edgar Chairez via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
  • Karolina Wojcik defeated Sandra Lavado via unanimous decision (30- 27 x3)

Contracts were awarded to: