Bo Nickal has a date and opponent for his MMA debut.

The four-time All-American wrestler competes in his first professional fight Sept. 24 against David Conley at Island Fights 69. The bout will be contested at middleweight and MMA Junkie confirmed it’s set to take place in a ring and not a cage.

Island Fights 69 takes place at Pensacola Bay Center in Pensacola, Fla. Rapper John Gabbana and social media influencer Supreme Patty fight in the main event in a sanctioned celebrity boxing match.

From one All-American to another, Gregor Gillespie offers advice to MMA newcomer Bo Nickal

Nickal, a Penn State wrestling star, has been training for quite some time for his transition to MMA. The 25-year-old announced in late 2019 he was taking his talents to the MMA world. Nickal has been training at an American Top Team gym in Pennsylvania.

Nickal joins Bubba Jenkins, Ed Ruth, Phil Davis and other Penn State wrestlers who have transitioned to MMA.

Conley fights out of Georgia. He’s 1-0 in his professional MMA career. He made his pro debut in May and won by submission.


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