Bo Nickal is an American MMA artist who held the 2019 U23 World Championship and the US Open National Championship in freestyle wrestling. After getting the UFC contract, the 26-year-old fighter appeared in the octagon three times and won them all.
Recently, in an interview with Michael Bisping, the Allen Assassin revealed who could have won if he faced Adesanya in an MMA battle.
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“I don’t really know how he’s (Adesanya) gonna stop me from bringing him to the ground and submitting him. I get it. Yeah, there’s always going to be a chance that I get knocked out, but we’ve seen this story too many times in this sport, and we know how it goes.”
Israel Adesanya is a Nigerian-born New Zealander MMA fighter who currently competes in the UFC’s middleweight division. He has a solid record of 23 wins out of 24 MMA appearances, including 15 knockouts. The Last Stylebender lost his only fight for the UFC light heavyweight title against Jan Bachowicz in his light heavyweight debut.
Adesanya is one of the toughest fighters to face off, and Nickal admits that too.
“He’s a killer on the feet. He can knock anybody out; he has amazing striking, and that goes without saying. Anytime you go into a fight, there’s a risk of being knocked out. For me, when I look at that, that’s really my only chance of losing that fight.”
Nickel knows that if the New Zealander could throw proper punches at him, he will be out of the game. Still, he is also reminded that The Allen Assassin also possesses the ability to take Adesanya down at any time during the fight.
“There’s not really a chance in the world; he’s keeping me away and picking me apart for five or four rounds. I’m gonna get a hold of him at some point, I’m gonna bring him to the ground. He’s never fought anybody with one-tenth of the wrestling that I have, with one-tenth of the jiu-jitsu that I have.”