Following a second appearance on Contender Series this past Tuesday, Nickal signed with the UFC.
The highly anticipated prospect submitted Donovan Beard in under a minute.
and Dana White and company decided to extend him a contract as a result.
After signing, Nickal assured Laura Sanko he would be prepared to fight shortly and requested Chimaev for his debut.
White warned Nickal to "not get wild here" since he was still undecided about the match.
Cejudo, though, applauded the three-time NCAA Division I National Champion for pursuing the pinnacle of excellence.
Nickal would be a serious threat to Chimaev, according to "Triple C" on his YouTube channel, especially in the wrestling.