A night will come when Bo Nickal has to fight in the second round. But that night wasn’t Saturday, July 8, 2023. Nickal took care of the debuting Val Woodburn with a knockout in 36 seconds. Nickal is now 2-0 in the UFC and 5-0 in his pro MMA career.
None of Nickal’s four fights have gone past the first round so far, and the beat just goes on for the Penn State wrestling legend.
Here’s how the people of Twitter reacted to the demolition.
— UFC (@ufc) July 9, 2023
— James Franklin (@coachjfranklin) July 9, 2023
— Sean Clifford (@seancliff14) July 9, 2023
ICYMI: Here’s the entire Bo Nickal fight and then some.
Four of his five professional MMA fights have been finished within 1:02.
Apparently Bo knows boxing too 🥊
— Zach (@zachallen0) July 9, 2023
Bo Nickal is a human cheat code pic.twitter.com/fxlfYujgVc
— Alex Rocco (@AlexRocco13_) July 9, 2023
Bo Nickal is a fucking FREAK https://t.co/vBoCW8C7EL
— heatdaddy (@heatdaddy69420) July 9, 2023
— Colin Cowherd (@ColinCowherd) July 9, 2023
Bo Nickal having legit hands is unfair dude. He shouldn’t be allowed to be the best wrestler in the ufc and have actual striking ability.
— Super Fan🇮🇪 (@McGregorRousey) July 9, 2023
Bo Nickals omggggggg
— Abdul Carter (@1NCRDB1) July 9, 2023
Bo Nickal when he pulls up to the lawn mowing convention: pic.twitter.com/FJijfKKLy7
— Mᴀʀᴛʏs Hᴀɪʀʟɪɴᴇ (@MmaUnderdogs) July 9, 2023
— Shakiel Mahjouri (@Shak_Fu) July 9, 2023
— Jason Williams (@jasoneg33) July 9, 2023
Bo Nickal is going to be a STAR for the UFC. If you are unfamiliar with his game, study up. Penn State isn’t just a wrestling school anymore. It’s a UFC school now too! pic.twitter.com/JSGEGTqyfG
— Ryan Hickey (@Ryan_Hickey3) July 9, 2023
Bo Nickal is one of those athletes that have a special aura every single time they compete — gotta drop everything you’re doing and watch. #UFC290
5-0 pro MMA record, 359 seconds of total fight time.
— Tony Liebert (@TonyLiebert) July 9, 2023
— sol 🇦🇺 (@thaboysol) July 9, 2023
*Val Woodburn tags Bo Nickal trying to make it a slugfest*
— MacMally 🍀 (@MacMallyMMA) July 9, 2023
Bo Nickal closed as a -1500 favorite tonight, joining Cris Cyborg as the only fighters in the last 15 years to close with -1000 odds or shorter in each of their first two UFC fights.
He's now won both of his fights in the first round. pic.twitter.com/icj1KopPDQ
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) July 9, 2023
Bo Nickal. MACHINE. #B1G
— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) July 9, 2023
Bo Nickal is a great American. Gotta love him
— Funky (@Benaskren) July 9, 2023
Holy sh*t. Bo Nickal, man. What a freaking right hand. Wow. He is unbelievable.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) July 9, 2023