Tresean Gore Out Of UFC 290, Promotion Looking For Replacement For Bo Nickal

Bo Nickal, UFC 285
Bo Nickal, UFC 285 ceremonial weigh-in Credit: Gabriel Gonzalez/Cageside Press

Las Vegas, NV – The injury bug is why MMA fans can’t have nice things and at UFC 290 middleweight Bo Nickal is now looking for a new opponent after Tresean Gore withdrew due to injury.

Ariel Helwani was the first to break the news.

Gore (4-2) posted to his Instagram story to confirm the news himself.

“Unfortunately I am out of my fight for this weekend and I’m extremely sad about it but the truth is I’m not Healthy and I may have to get a surgery that will have me out 6 months to a Year torn Scafoid Ligament in one of my wrist!

I feel extremely bummed but I will still be Champion and I will still prove I’m better than this dude and I’m an Elite fighter but I have to get healthy before anything.

As of now I’m avoiding surgery but I have rounds of stem cell treatment to do until I heal up.”

Gore was coming off a submission victory over Josh Fremd in Oct 2022. His fight with Nickal was announced as part of a stacked UFC 290 main card happening this Saturday night at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Nickal (4-0) is undefeated coming into UFC 290. He last fought at UFC 285 where he submitted Jamie Pickett in the first round.

Nickal now waits for a replacement opponent for this weekend’s PPV event. Fans and fighters alike have begun joking about the possibility of someone like Sean Strickland stepping up last second to fight Nickal.

Strickland headlined UFC Vegas 76 where he defeated Abus Magomedov in the second round. If he came out of that fight unscathed it may be something worth looking into.

UFC 290 takes place July 8 in Las Vegas. Headlined by two title fights including the featherweight and flyweight titles it is, so far, the most stacked card of the year as part of the UFC’s annual International Fight Week event.