Bo Nickal’s impressive debut win at UFC 285 has garnered attention from fellow middleweight contenders, including former The Ultimate Fighter standout Tresean Gore.
According to Gore’s recent Instagram post, the UFC has offered him a chance to fight Nickal later this year, which could be a thrilling showdown between two top prospects in the division.
As Nickal aims to climb the middleweight ladder and potentially face UFC star Khamzat Chimaev, fans can expect plenty of exciting matchups along the way, including a potential clash with Gore.
“The [UFC] let me know about 4 or 5 days ago about this potential match up and I’m all in and agreed the moment the opportunity was offered to me!” Gore posted. “I’ve been waiting patiently on my return we both received each others name and that’s that! How do you guys feel about me and Bo July 10th international fight week! The night two legends Collide [Jon Jones] and [Stipe Miocic] how would y’all feel about us opening up that Pay per View because again I’m in!!! I respect [Bo Nickal] and the wrestling skills but this is no wrestling match!! I’m waiting for you bro LETS GOOO!!!! I will come the best I’ve ever been! Send the contract!!!”
Bo Nickal’s stellar UFC debut win over Jamie Pickett at UFC 285 came after impressive back-to-back wins on Dana White’s Contender Series last year. The highly-touted prospect made his professional MMA debut at iKon FC 3 in June 2020, and he has big plans for his UFC career.
Nickal aims to climb the middleweight ladder and take on UFC star Khamzat Chimaev in the future, but first, he’ll have to face a slew of talented middleweight contenders. One such challenger is former The Ultimate Fighter standout Tresean Gore, who claimed on Instagram that the UFC offered him a fight against Nickal later this year. The potential matchup between Nickal and Gore could be an exciting addition to an upcoming UFC event, possibly even headlining UFC 290 during International Fight Week.
Gore is coming off an impressive win over Josh Fremd, and a victory over Nickal could boost his name value significantly. Meanwhile, Nickal will be looking to continue his steady ascent in the UFC by taking on tough competition like Gore. While there’s no official word on whether the Nickal vs. Gore bout is in the works, fans can expect an announcement soon if Gore’s claims are true.