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Bo Nickal To Make Professional MMA Debut June 3

Update, May 20: Bo Nickal will take on John Conner in his professional MMA debut on Friday, June 3, he announced Friday afternoon.

Original Story: Penn State wrestling legend Bo Nickal will make his professional MMA debut on Friday, June 3, UFC announced on Tuesday. Nickal’s fight will stream on UFC Fight Pass.

For now, Nickal’s first professional opponent remains up in the air. He previously won amateur bouts in 2021, defeating both opponents in the first round. His very first amateur win came by submission, while the second was a knockout.

Before entering the octagon, Nickal embarked on an incredible five-year career a Penn State. With the Nittany Lions’ wrestling team, he claimed three individual NCAA titles and left with an outstanding 183-7 overall record. He also won the 2019 Dan Hodge Trophy, the Heisman of college wrestling that recognizes the top wrestler in the nation.

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Joe is a senior journalism major at Penn State and Onward State's managing editor. He writes about everything Penn State, especially its 10-2 football team. If you want to find him, Joe's usually watching soccer with his shirt off or at the gym with his shirt on. For dumb stuff, follow him on Twitter (iamjoelister). For serious stuff, email him ([email protected]).

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