Bo Nickal biography: 13 things about UFC fighter born in Rifle, Colorado

full name: Bo Dallas Nickal
fight name: The Allen Assassin
residence: Coconut Creek, Florida, United States
height: 6’1”
weight division: middleweight
current promotion: UFC
pro MMA record: 4-0


Bo Dallas Nickal is a professional mixed martial artist whose fight name is The Allen Assassin. He is fighting out of Coconut Creek, Florida, United States.

Nickal was born in Rifle, Colorado, USA to Jason Nickal and Sandy Nickal. Jason played football at Chadron State College in Chadron, Nebraska, USA while Sandy is a former amateur boxer who also played basketball at San Diego State University in San Diego, California, USA.


Bo is 6’1″ tall and he competes in the middleweight division. He is also a former freestyle graduated folkstyle wrestler.

At a young age, Bo moved from Rifle to Wyoming, USA. He started wrestling in Wyoming in 2001 and moved to Rio Rancho, New Mexico, USA in 2006.

Currently, Bo is signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship, which is based in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. In 2010, he entered Allen High School in Allen, Texas, USA.
  2. He placed fifth at the 2013 Cadet World Championships in freestyle.
  3. In 2014, he graduated from high school with a wrestling record of 183 wins and 7 losses and entered Pennsylvania State University in University Park, Pennsylvania, USA.
  4. In 2015, he won his first 18 wrestling matches while attending Pennsylvania State University.
  5. On April 3, 2016, he had 5 wins and 2 losses at 86kg at the 2016 US Last Chance Olympic Team Trials Qualifier in Cedar Falls, Iowa, USA.
  6. From April 28-29, 2017, he had 4 wins and 2 losses at 86kg at the 2017 US Open National Championships in Las Vegas.
  7. He was undefeated at the 2018 Southern Scuffle, the 2018 Big Ten Conference and the 2018 National Collegiate Athletic Association Championships at 184 pounds and at the 2018 Keystone Classic, the 2019 Southern Scuffle, the 2019 Big Ten Conference and the 2019 NCAA Championships at 197 lbs.
  8. From April 24-27, 2019, he won all of his five matches at 92kg at the 2019 US Open National Championships in Las Vegas. On July 16, 2019, he defeated Jake Woodley twice at the 2019 Fargo Nationals in Fargo, North Dakota, USA. From October 29-30, 2019, he won all of his four matches at 92kg at the 2019 U23 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary.
  9. On December 7, 2019, he made his submission grappling debut at “Third Coast Grappling 3” in Houston, Texas where he was submitted by Gordon Ryan via triangle choke.
  10. On December 12, 2020, he and Maddie Holmberg got married.
  11. As an amateur MMA fighter, he submitted David Conley via guillotine choke at “Square Ring Promotions: Island Fights 69” in Pensacola, Florida on September 24, 2021 and knocked out Billy Goode via punch at “Square Ring Promotions: Island Fights 70” in Pensacola on November 5, 2021.
  12. On June 3, 2022, he made his professional MMA debut at “iKON FC 3” in Richmond, Virginia, USA where he knocked out John Noland via punches. His submission grappling matches against Elliot Kelly and Oliver Taza at “UFC Fight Pass Invitational 2” in Las Vegas on July 3, 2022 both ended in a draw. He submitted Zachary Borrego via rear-naked choke at “Dana White’s Contender Series 49” in Enterprise, Nevada on August 2, 2022 and Donovan Beard via triangle choke at “Dana White’s Contender Series 56” in Enterprise on September 27, 2022.
  13. He was 27 years old when he made his UFC debut at “UFC 285” on March 4, 2023 in Paradise, Nevada where he submitted Jamie Pickett via arm-triangle choke, which improved his professional MMA record to 4 wins and 0 loss.

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