Nathaniel Wood has his next UFC assignment.
Wood (19-5 MMA, 7-2 UFC) will look to push his winning streak to four when he meets Muhammad Naimov (9-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) in a featherweight bout Oct. 21 at UFC 294 in Abu Dhabi. Two people with knowledge of the situation informed MMA Junkie of the booking Saturday but asked to remain anonymous since the UFC hasn’t made an announcement.
Wood, 30, a former Cage Warriors champion, is coming off a unanimous decision win against Andre Fili in a brawl this past July. Prior to that, Wood also won decisions against Charles Jourdain and Charles Rosa.
Naimov, 29, is on a four-fight winning streak, which includes most recently a second-round submission of Jamie Mullarkey in his UFC debut this past June.
With the addition, the UFC 294 lineup includes:
Islam Makhachev vs. Charles Oliveira
Khamzat Chimaev vs. Paulo Costa
Ikram Aliskerov vs. Nassourdine Imavov
Magomed Ankalaev vs. Johnny Walker
Tim Elliott vs. Muhammad Mokaev
Abu Azaitar vs. Sedriques Dumas
Sharabutdin Magomedov vs. Bruno Silva
Viktoriia Dudakova vs. Jinh Yu Frey
Trevor Peek vs. Mohammad Yahya
Javid Basharat vs. Victor Henry
Muhammad Naimov vs. Nathaniel Wood
For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for UFC 294.