The bout will pit a former BAMMA bantamweight and featherweight champion, Duquesnoy, against a former Cage Warriors bantamweight champion, Wood.
Duquesnoy (16-2-0) bounced back into the win column with a unanimous decision nod overTerrion Ware at UFC London in March. He lost his first contest as a UFC fighter before that, dropping a decision to Cody Stamann. He debuted under the UFC banner in April 2017 with a second-round stoppage of Patrick Williams. Ahead of his signing in 2017, “Fire Kid” was considered one of the best prospects in MMA.
In his last outing, Wood (14-3-0) opened his UFC account with a dramatic second-round submission win over experienced Brazilian, Johnny Eduardo. Wood was considered one of the stand out up and comers in Europe on the back of a stellar four-fight winning streak with Cage Warriors. He made highlight-reel knockouts his calling card with the Graham Boylan promotion, stopping every single one of his opponents as he scaled the ranks to claim the bantamweight title.