Nathaniel Wood (11-3) has found himself as one of the biggest names in UK MMA today, holding the Cage Warriors Bantamweight Championship and being showcased as the crown jewel of Brad Pickett’s Team Titan.
Following his insane war with Josh Reed at Cage Warriors 86 last September, Wood’s status has exploded, with fans on all corners of the region anticipating a call-up to the Ultimate Fighting Championship very soon.
Wood’s next fight takes place this Saturday at Cage Warriors 92. This event, dubbed “Super Saturday”, showcases some of the biggest names in the promotion today, and it’s headlined by Nathaniel Wood.
Last time we came to London… THIS happened. 😱
The @indigoattheO2 is going to be bouncing again on March 24th!! 🙌 👊#SuperSaturday is coming… pic.twitter.com/WRMpk4sPXu
— Cage Warriors (@CageWarriors) March 7, 2018
“The Prospect” takes on Italian ace Luca Iovine (12-1) in a Bantamweight Championship match in front of his hometown crowd in London, England. All eyes will be on Wood as he chases down his fifth stoppage in a row and his tenth overall.
Before the fight, check out his documentary by The Fight Chamber, which looks into the mindset of the champion, his training and how he got to the point he is at today. Nathaniel Woods trains with UFC and UK MMA legend Brad “One Punch” Pickett, who appears in the video to discuss how he came to train with Wood and how he sees his prodigy as a professional fighter.
Nathaniel Wood will defend his Cage Warriors Bantamweight Championship against Luca Iovine at Cage Warriors 92: Super Saturday, in the 02 Arena on March 24. This will likely be the toughest test of his professional career and will definitely be one to keep your calendar clear for this Saturday night.
Tickets are no longer available for the show, but the event will be available live and free on BT Sports and UFC Fight Pass at 9pm GMT, with replays being featured on FreeSports and the BT Player.