Week three of this year’s Dana White’s Contender Series arrived on Tuesday with standout NCAA Division I wrestling champion Bo Nickal in tow.
Nickal (1-0), who had a couple of amateur fights before turning pro, was set to join Danyelle Wolf and Greg Hardy as one of the least experienced fighters in DWCS history. Of course, both of those names made it to the UFC (Wolf is expected to debut later this year, while Hardy, in two appearances on the show, wound up with a developmental deal followed by a 10-fight stint in the UFC culminating in his release earlier this year).
Up against Nickal on Tuesday was Zachary Borrego — who threw a wrench in the works by missing weight for the fight.
Also featured on the latest episode of the Contender Series, Jamal Pogues was returning to the show. The Bellator MMA vet had first appeared on DWCS in 2019, winning his fight only to be denied a contract with the UFC.
Dana White’s Contender Series Season 6 Week 3 goes down live at the UFC Apex on Tuesday, August 9, 2022. The card airs on ESPN+ in the U.S., and UFC Fight Pass elsewhere. Full results can be found below.
Dana White’s Contender Series Season 6, Week Results
Middleweight: Bo Nickal vs. Zachary Borrego
Heavyweight: Jamal Pogues vs. Paulo Renato Jr.
Featherweight: Anvar Boynazarov vs. Erik Silva
Flyweight: Clayton Carpenter vs. Edgar Cháirez
Women’s Strawweight: Karolina Wójcik vs. Sandra Lavado