Tape rankings @ Middleweight
Who won Pickett vs Nickal?
Bo Nickal beat Jamie Pickett by submission in the 1st round during the main card of UFC 285, on Saturday 4th March 2023 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).
Pickett vs Nickal stats
Jamie Pickett stepped into the octagon with a record of 13 wins, 8 loses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Bo Nickal made his way to the cage with an unblemished record of 3 wins and 0 draws, with 1 of those by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested Pickett had a large advantage in power over Nickal, boasting at 62% knock out percentage over Nickal's 33%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Nickal had a massive advantage over Pickett, boosting at 67% submission rate over Pickett's 8%.
Jamie Pickett was the older man by 8 years, at 35 years old.
Pickett had a height advantage of 1 inch over Nickal. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Pickett was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 18 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 10 years and 8 months earlier than Nickal, whose first professional fight was in 2022. He had fought 41 more professional rounds, 46 to Nickal's 5.
Pickett vs Nickal form
Jamie Pickett had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Denis Tiuliulin at UFC 279 on 10th September 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Kyle Daukaus at UFC Fight Night on 19th February 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had won against Joseph Holmes at UFC Fight Night on 15th January 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had beat Laureano Staropoli at UFC Vegas 41 on 23rd October 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had lost to Jordan Wright at UFC 262 on 15th May 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Toyota Center, Houston.
Pickett's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 6 months and 15 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Pickett vs Nickal?
Jamie Pickett was a 93/10 (+930) underdog going into the contest, while Bo Nickal made his way into the ring at 1/20 (-2000) with oddsmakers.