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UFC Signs Popular English Cage Warriors Champ Nathaniel Wood

One of the most popular fighters on the Cage Warriors roster has finally signed a deal with the UFC in a move that is sure to delight European MMA fans.

Dan Hardy, Michael Bisping, Gegard Mousasi, Conor McGregor… Nathaniel Wood?

All fighters who have plied their trade under the Cage Warriors banner before eventually being signed to the UFC. Barring the final name, all fighters who went on to achieve spectacular feats under the heat of the bright lights.

Nathaniel Wood has been turning heads in the London-based promotion for some time now but for those who aren’t regular viewers, you may remember him best for his Fight of the Year-contender win over Josh Reed last year.

Now, after a run of five straight finish wins, ‘The Prospect’ will make his UFC debut against the veteran Johnny Eduardo on June 1 according to and will join Molly McCann as the latest English signee to the world’s premier mixed martial arts promotion.

Cage Warriors has a long and storied history of producing talent and championship-level fighters and given his recent form, we could well be on the verge of seeing the emergence of a new talent at 135lbs.

Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena

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Author: Cillian Cunningham

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