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Penn State Wrestling’s Jimmy Lawson To Compete In ‘Dana White’s Contender Series’ September 6

Another former Penn State wrestler will compete in Dana White’s Contender Series.

Jimmy Lawson, who wrestled at Penn State for three seasons, will fight Kevin Szaflarski on September 6 as part of the series. He joins Nittany Lion legend Bo Nickal as recent Penn Staters to join the series, as Nickal has his second fight on September 27.

Lawson will enter the fight with a 4-1 MMA record, while his opponent, Szaflarski, boasts an impressive 11-1 record. Lawson will hope to enjoy the same success Nickal experienced in his first contender series match

After completely dominating in his professional MMA debut, Nickal breezed by Zach “The Dragon” Borrego in just over a minute in his contender series debut to make a huge statement in front of UFC owner Dana White. White described Nickal as “one of the hottest prospects in the sport right now” after the fight.

Lawson transferred to Penn State back in 2012 after playing football at Monmouth during his first two years of college. He wrestled at Penn State until 2015.

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