'The start of something special': Nathaniel Wood announces new UFC contract, moves up to 145
Former Cage Warriors bantamweight champion will now compete at 145 pounds after signing a new deal with the UFC.
Former Cage Warriors bantamweight champion Nathaniel Wood is ready to embark on a new chapter of his career in a new weight class, and with a shiny new contract.
“The Prospect” announced on his social media channels that he had signed a new four-fight contract with the UFC, and that he was moving up to the featherweight division.
“Pleased to sign another 4 fight deal with @ufc,” he wrote.
”It’s been setback after setback the last 2 years but I’m confident everything happens for a reason and this year at 145lbs is going to be the start of something special.
”Thanks my team, sponsors, family and friends for the continuous support.”
Earlier in the week, Wood teased the announcement of his next matchup, telling his followers that a fight date had been set for his next bout. The Londoner was due to open the card at UFC London in March, but his opponent Vince Morales was taken ill during fight week, leading to the bout’s cancellation.
Now Wood is all set to return to the cage at his natural weight, with the Brit looking to improve on his 17-5 (4-2 UFC) record.