Nickal threw hands with Woodburn and came out ahead, clipping the UFC newcomer on the chin before follow-up shots produced a knockout at 38 seconds of the opening frame.
It was another impressive finish for the unbeaten phenom, and pros reacted accordingly. Here’s what fighters had to say about Nickal’s win over Woodburn at UFC 290.
Bo Nickal is a great American. Gotta love him— Funky (@Benaskren) July 9, 2023
Bo Nickels killed it during the fight and after ! #UFC290— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) July 9, 2023
Bo nickal a top tier athlete incredible— Terrance McKinney (@twrecks155) July 9, 2023
Bo knows! Loose punches, got in, got out. Was composed throughout.— Kenny Florian (@kennyflorian) July 9, 2023
The biggest problem despite looking impressive is that Nickol will now see himself as a striker. Hope he doesn’t call out the wrong person here. Still some MMA development to go before he gets the guys who can stuff takedowns and show intelligence on the feet #UFC290— Damien Brown (@beatdown155) July 9, 2023
Real deal— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) July 9, 2023