Nathaniel Wood is coming home.
“The Prospect” has been booked to compete in his home country of England, where he’ll meet Jose Quinonez in a bantamweight bout at UFC London on March 16 at The O2 Arena. Officials announced the bout at a press conference Wednesday.
Wood, a former Cage Warriors champion, is 2-0 in the UFC so far with submission wins over Andre Ewell and Johnny Eduardo. The 25-year-old Englishman has won his last seven fights and is 15-3 as a pro.
A semifinalist on the first season of The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America, Quinonez (7-2) is riding a four-fight winning streak. In his last outing at UFC 221, he defeated Teruto Ishihara by unanimous decision.
Two other bouts were announced Wednesday, a featherweight bout between Englishmen Nad Narimani (12-2) and Mike Grundy (11-1), and a featherweight bout between Danny Henry (12-2) and Dan Ige (10-2).
Narimani has won his last five fights, including his first two appearances in the UFC. He’ll take on Grundy, a winner of eight straight who is making his Octagon debut.
Henry is 2-0 since signing with the UFC, defeating Daniel Teymur and Hakeem Dawodu, the latter by guillotine choke submission in just 39 seconds.
Ige fell short in his UFC debut last January, but has won back-to-back fights against Jordan Griffin and Mike Santiago.
UFC London will be headlined by a welterweight bout between Darren Till and Jorge Masvidal. The main card will air on the ESPN+ streaming service.
See the updated card below (bout order to be determined):
Darren Till vs. Jorge Masvidal
Leon Edwards vs. Gunnar Nelson
Volkan Oezdemir vs. Dominick Reyes
Gokhan Saki vs. Saparbek Safarov
Tom Breese vs. Cezar Ferreira
Jack Marshman vs. John Phillips
Danny Roberts vs. Claudio Silva
Molly McCann vs. Priscila Cachoeira
Nathaniel Wood vs. Jose Quinonez
Nad Narimani vs. Mike Grundy
Danny Henry vs. Dan Ige