There was one name on week three of Dana White’s Contender Series Season 6 that was certain to draw eyeballs.
With apologies to Bellator vet Jamal Pogues, GLORY kickboxer Anvar Boynazarov, and LFA standout Clayton Carpenter, all very good fighters in their own right, it was the 1-0 Bo Nickal that was bound to have fight fans tuning in.
1-0 fighters don’t generally demand that sort of attention; in years past, only boxer Danyelle Wolf and former NFL star Greg Hardy sported similar experience on DWCS. But Nickal was a decorated amateur wrestler, an NCAA champion who trained alongside the likes of Jorge Masvidal at American Top Team.
A three-time Division I NCAA champ and three-time Big 10 conference champ, Nickal’s wrestling pedigree was second to none — though he had proven in his brief career, which includes a couple of amateur fights, that he has heavy hands as well.
Weigh-ins for the latest instalment of Dana White’s Contender Series goes down Monday morning at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. Check below for results.
One fighter missed weight on Monday — Zachary Borrego, set to face Bo Nickal in the featured fight of the evening. A brief shoving match also broke out between strawweights Karolina Wojcik and Sandra Lavado.
Dana White’s Contender Series Season 6, Week 3 Weigh-In Results
Middleweight: Bo Nickal (186) vs. Zachary Borrego (187.5)*
Heavyweight: Jamal Pogues (248.5) vs. Paulo Renato Jr. (221)
Featherweight: Anvar Boynazarov (144) vs. Erik Silva (146)
Flyweight: Clayton Carpenter (125) vs. Edgar Cháirez (124.5)
Women’s Strawweight: Karolina Wójcik (115.5) vs. Sandra Lavado (116)
* Zachary Borrego missed weight by 1.5lbs for his middleweight bout against Bo Nickal