Bo Nickal vs Val Woodburn Prediction UFC 290 Picks 7/8
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- Jul 8, 2023, 12:14:57 AM
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UFC 290: Bo Nickal vs Val "The Animal" Woodburn
As the momentous UFC 290 event draws closer, the anticipation among MMA fans is palpable. The highly awaited Middleweight bout between Bo Nickal and Val "The Animal" Woodburn at the T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, NV on July 8, 2023, is set to steal the spotlight. The Kingpin.pro iOS and Android app, the go-to destination for UFC fight predictions, will be providing comprehensive insights, analysis, and UFC picks tonight to help you stay ahead of the game.
Bo Nickal: A Rising Star
Entering the UFC scene with an impressive 4-0-0 Pro MMA record, Bo Dean Nickal is a talent hard to overlook. Born in Rifle, Colorado, and fighting out of State College, Pennsylvania, Nickal boasts an MMA prowess that has quickly propelled him to the #47 spot among the best MMA Middleweight Fighters worldwide. Affiliated with the renowned American Top Team, Nickal's fighting style leans heavily on his foundational wrestling skills, making him a formidable opponent on the ground.
Nickal's undefeated record in the UFC in 2023 stands as testament to his fast-growing capabilities inside the octagon. His arm triangle choke submission victory against Jamie Pickett at UFC 285: Jones vs. Gane solidified his standing in the Middleweight category. Prior to that, his wins at the Contender Series 2022, via Triangle Choke and Rear Naked Choke respectively, exhibited Nickal's refined submission skills.
His grappling matches, though ending in draws, demonstrated his ability to hold his own against seasoned fighters. Despite a loss to Gordon Ryan via Triangle Armbar, the experience undoubtedly served as a valuable lesson for Nickal. With the UFC picks and parlays leaning towards a submission victory, his wrestling background might just be the key to seizing the win against Woodburn.
Val "The Animal" Woodburn: The Unyielding Force
Valentine "The Animal" Woodburn, on the other hand, is a force to be reckoned with. Sporting a Pro MMA record of 7-0-0, Woodburn comes into the match with a ten-win streak backing him. Fighting out of Apopka, Florida, with Fusion Xcel Performance, Woodburn is the 10th ranked Middleweight among 186 active US Southeast Pro Middleweights, affirming his position as a dominant figure in the division.
Woodburn's record exhibits a clear preference for KO/TKO victories, with five of his seven wins resulting from brutal striking force. His latest victories against Luis Melo and Wesley Martins by unanimous decisions at Combat Night Pro attest to his adaptability and ring awareness. His triumphs over Brandon Johnson and Miles Amos via strikes and KO/TKO respectively, showcases his striking power and ability to finish fights early. Woodburn is a threat in the stand-up game, making him a formidable challenge for Nickal.
When it comes to UFC picks, the fight between Nickal and Woodburn might be a complex one to predict. However, the best bet, considering their respective fighting styles and history, is Nickal to win by submission at -225 odds. Despite Woodburn’s impressive strike record, his lack of submission wins might play into Nickal’s hand, who’s a seasoned grappler and a master of submissions.
Moreover, Nickal's affiliation with the American Top Team could play a significant role in his strategic approach. Known for their robust training regimes and strategic fight planning, they will undoubtedly prepare Nickal for Woodburn's striking prowess, while exploiting Woodburn’s perceived weakness in the grappling department.
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Pick: Nickal’s Victory via Submission -225