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Undefeated DWCS fighter steps up to fight Bo Nickal at UFC 290

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Bo Nickal is undefeated with a pro record of 4-0. Photo via Instagram (@nobickal1)

Hyped UFC prospect Bo Nickal stood without an opponent for a short while as Tresean Gore pulled out of Saturday’s fight due to injury.

However, DWCS fighter Val Woodburn steps in on short notice to fight Nickal on the main card at UFC 290. The bout will be the 29-year-olds promotional debut and could potentially be a huge stepping stone for the middleweight.

Woodburn is undefeated with seven wins, five via stoppage.

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Bo Nickal is one of the hottest prospects right now

Bo Nickal is one of the most hyped fighters in the promotion right now, and made his UFC debut in March with a first-round submission win against Jamie Pickett.

During his short MMA career, the 27-year-old has four wins, all of them coming via stoppage in the first round.

Updated UFC 290 fight card

Main card

  • Featherweight bout: Alexander Volkanovski (c) vs. Yair Rodriguez (ic)
  • Flyweight bout: Brandon Moreno (c) vs. Alexandre Pantoja
  • Middleweight bout: Robert Whittaker vs. Dricus du Plessis
  • Lightweight bout: Jalin Turner vs. Dan Hooker
  • Middleweight bout: Bo Nickal vs. Tresean Gore

Preliminary card

  • Welterweight bout: Robbie Lawler vs. Niko Price
  • Women’s Strawweight bout: Yazmin Jauregui vs. Denise Gomes
  • Light heavyweight bout: Jimmy Crute vs. Alonzo Menifield

Early preliminary card

  • Light heavyweight bout: Vitor Petrino vs. Marcin Prachnio
  • Bantamweight bout: Cameron Saaiman vs. Terrence Mitchell
  • Flyweight bout: Shannon Ross vs. Jesus Santos Aguilar
  • Lightweight bout: Kamuela Kirk vs. Esteban Ribovics

* Fight order and number of bouts can change.

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