Bo Nickal vs Jamie Pickett Full Fight UFC 285 Part I
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Bo Nickal vs Jamie Pickett UFC 285 Main Card Fight Video Part I
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When Bo Nickal takes on Jamie Pickett at UFC 285 one of the biggest prospects in MMA history, he hopes to make it 4– 0 in his brief career.
The pay-per-view main card includes the middleweight match, and standout wrestler Nickal is once more a astronomical favorite.
Does Pickett, the underdog, have a chance? Let's examine the matchup.
Most people assume that Nickal will make his UFC debut on Saturday, but the real question is how and when. The three-time Division I champion wrestler has defeated three professional foes in less than 62 seconds.
If given the chance, Nickal could easily defeat current middleweight champion Alex Pereira or former champion Israel Adesanya based solely on his dominant grappling.
But let's not get too far in advance of ourselves. We still don't know how Nickal's striking or cardio look during a protracted fight. On the mat, he is a strong finisher and dominant wrestler, but it is still unclear whether his ability to maintain that finish against UFC-level fighters.
Will Nickal begin to wilt at all if his UFC opponents are able to endure that grappling onslaught for at least one round and get back to their feet for the second frame? For a fighter who is as high as- 2000( 95.4% implied), possibly the most favored debutant in UFC history, these questions have yet to be addressed.
Pickett doesn't have much to offer in terms of style. Instead of intentionally harming his opponents, he defeats them by relying on the clinch, cage push, and clock-killing. His best chance of success is to make an early attempt at survival, hope Nickal eventually tires out and takes over, or high-roll a flash knockout somewhere.