EXCLUSIVE | Nathaniel Wood Is Eagerly Anticipating ‘Special Moment’ At UFC London

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British bantamweight prospect Nathaniel Wood says that his fight with Liudvik Sholinian is the kind of matchup that could take home Fight of the Night honors when the two face off in London on March 19.

In a recent interview with Jordan Ellis of LowKickMMA, Wood pointed out some of his keys to victory for the contest. He said in order to go out and deliver the type of performance he wants in front of his hometown crowd, he needs to shut down the wrestling of Sholinian.

‘The Prospect’ also predicted an early finish if Sholinian’s game plan consists of walking forward and applying pressure. Wood said he believes his striking abilities will allow for him to catch Sholinian with shots on the way in but thinks

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‘The Prospect’ also predicted an early finish if Sholinian’s game plan consists of walking forward and applying pressure. Wood said he believes his striking abilities will allow for him to catch Sholinian with shots on the way in but thinks

‘The Prospect’ also predicted an early finish if Sholinian’s game plan consists of walking forward and applying pressure. Wood said he believes his striking abilities will allow for him to catch Sholinianwith shots on the way in but thinks Sholinian will provide a heavy wrestling attack and has prepared for such throughout camp.

Wood has a professional record of 9-2, going 5-2 since arriving in the UFC. The former Cage Warriors standout has dropped 2 of his last 3 fights after starting off with 3 straight submission victories with the promotion, including a rear-naked choke over Andre Ewell.

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Nathaniel Wood Embracing Home Crowd Opportunity

The UFC’s return to London is a special event for fans and fighters from all across the UK as it marks the promotion’s first time back since prior to the pandemic. However, while many fighters have been blessed with the chance to fight in their home country, Wood will be right in his living room, being born and raised in London.

This marks the second time Wood will have fought in front of his hometown crowd at the O2 and he’s beyond excited for the opportunity. 

The fight I had in London in 2019 that was one of the best experiences of my life, you know, I’ll remember that til’ the day I die,” Wood said. “So to get to do that all over again, that’s gonna be a special moment for me so I just need to go in there, make sure I put the work in and get the same result that I got last time.”

Do you think Nathaniel Wood gets it done against Sholinian? Does he win by Decision or Finish?