Rob Font and Nathaniel Wood agree to fight at UFC London

By James Lynch - January 7, 2019

UFC bantamweights Rob Font and Nathaniel Wood are making the UFC matchmakers’ job pretty easy.

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The pair exchanged a verbal agreement on Twitter over the weekend that they’d be willing to fight each other when the UFC makes it’s return to London on Mar. 16.

Rob Font (16-4) has alternated between wins and losses in his last four fights and is coming off a unanimous decision victory over Sergio Pettis at UFC on FOX 31 last month. The 31-year-old made his UFC debut in July 2014 and has gone 6-3 with the promotion.

The Lauzon’s MMA product holds notable wins over Matt Schnell, Thomas Almeida and Pettis. His three losses in the octagon are to top bantamweight contenders John Lineker, Pedro Munhoz and Raphael Assuncao.

Font’s fights rarely go the distance as he’s only seen the judges scorecards twice in his nine-fight UFC career.

Wood (15-3) is the former Cage Warriors bantamweight champion and signed with the UFC earlier this year after amassing a 11-3 record on the regional scene. “The Prospect” made a splash in his UFC debut, submitting Johnny Eduardo at UFC Fight Night 131 in June. He followed that up with another submission victory last month at UFC 232, forcing Andre Ewell to tap in the third round.

Wood has finished 13 of his 18 career opponents and hasn’t seen the judges scorecards since a Nov. 2015 unanimous decision win over Bryan Creighton at BAMMA 23. Despite submitting his last two opponents in the UFC, Wood is actually more known for his wins by knockout where he boasts nine in his career.

The last time Wood fought in London was in Mar. 2018, where he needed just 50-seconds to knock out Luca Iovine at Cage Warriors 92 which subsequently earned him a contract with the UFC.

UFC on ESPN+5 takes place Mar. 16 at 02 Arena in London. Here’s an updated look at the card so far.

 London fight card:

Volkan Oezdemir (15-3) vs. Dominick Reyes (10-0)
Priscila Cachoeira (8-1) vs. Molly McCann (7-2)
Jack Marshman (22-8) vs. John Phillips (21-8)
Danny Roberts (16-3) vs. Claudio Silva (12-1)
Saparbek Safarov (8-2) vs. Gokhan Saki (1-2)

Does a fight between Rob Font and Nathaniel Wood interest you?

This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 1/7/2019.

This article appeared first on BJPENN.COM


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