Nathaniel Wood vs. Charles Rosa Added to UFC London

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With luck, the 2nd clip volition beryllium the charm for Nathaniel Wood, arsenic he’s erstwhile again acceptable to implicit successful London, England.

Wood (17-5) volition look Charles Rosa (14-7) astatine UFC London connected July 23, 2022, successful a featherweight match-up. Both Wood and Iridium Sports Agency confirmed the booking connected Thursday pursuing an archetypal study by writer Al Zullino.

It’s acquainted territory for Nathaniel Wood, who had been booked to vie connected the UFC London paper connected March 19. In the lead-up to that fight, Wood saw an hostile alteration aft Liudvik Sholinian was forced disconnected the paper owed to Russia’s penetration of Ukraine.

While a caller hostile was found, replacement Vince Morales was besides forced to retreat from the event, successful his lawsuit owed to illness. That near Wood without a fight, without capable clip to unafraid yet different replacement.

Wood has not competed since an October 2020 nonaccomplishment to Casey Kenney astatine UFC 254.

Rosa volition beryllium looking to drawback a two-fight skid erstwhile helium makes the travel to London this July. The Massachusetts based combatant known arsenic “Boston Strong” has dropped bouts to T.J. Brown and Damon Jackson, and is 2-3 successful his past five.

UFC London — the 2nd lawsuit astatine the O2 Arena successful London, England for the UFC this twelvemonth — volition instrumentality spot connected July 23, 2022 with Tom Aspinall headlining. The British heavyweight volition look to crook backmost unsafe wrestler Curtis Blaydes.

The pursuing match-ups person been reported for the Fight Night paper frankincense far:

Curtis Blaydes vs. Tom Aspinall Jack Hermansson vs. Darren Till Nikita Krylov vs. Alexander Gustafsson Paul Craig vs. Volkan Oezdemir Marc Diakiese vs. Damir Hadžović Molly McCann vs. Hannah Goldy Makwan Amirkhani vs. Jonathan Pearce Muhammad Mokaev vs. Charles Johnson Victoria Leonardo vs. Mandy Böhm Nicolas Dalby vs. Cláudio Silva Paddy Pimblett vs. Jordan Leavitt Jai Herbert vs. Kyle Nelson Nathaniel Wood vs. Charles Rosa