Casey Kenney Matched In Catchweight Bout With Nathaniel Wood For UFC 254

Casey Kenney will have his second fight within a month on October 24th, facing Nathaniel Wood at UFC 254. Per a report from Alexander K. Lee and Mike Heck of MMA Fighting, the matchup joins the card from “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

The fight is scheduled to be held at a catchweight of 140-pounds.

Kenney fought earlier in the month, picking up a one-sided victory over Alatengheili on October 3rd. Prior to then, Kenney had a previous 2020 win in May over Louis Smolka.

After his win last week, Kenney said he wanted to fight as early as the following week.

Wood last competed in July, picking up a decision victory over John Castaneda. The win saw him bounce back from his first UFC loss, which came against John Dodson last February.

The fight joins a pay-per-view card headlined by UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje. Here’s the updated lineup.

Bout 13: Khabib Nurmagomedov (28-0) vs. Justin Gaethje (22-2) (UFC Lightweight Championship)

Bout 12: Robert Whittaker (21-5) vs. Jared Cannonier (13-4) (Middleweight)

Bout 11: Alexander Volkov (31-8) vs. Walt Harris (13-8) (Heavyweight)

Bout 10: Cynthia Calvillo (9-1-1) vs. Lauren Murphy (13-4) (Flyweight)

Bout 9: Rafael dos Anjos (29-13) vs. Islam Makhachev (18-1) (Lightweight)

Bout 8: Umar Nurmagomedov (12-0) vs. Sergey Morozov (16-3) (Bantamweight)

Bout 7: Da Un Jung (13-2) vs. Sam Alvey (33-14) (Light Heavyweight)

Bout 6: Liana Jojua (8-3) vs. Miranda Maverick (7-2) (Flyweight)

Bout 5: Magomed Ankalaev (13-1) vs. Ion Cutelaba (15-5) (Light Heavyweight)

Bout 4: Elizeu Zaleski (22-7) vs. Shavkat Rakhmonov (12-0) (Welterweight)

Bout 3: Phil Hawes (8-2) vs. Jacob Malkoun (4-0) (Middleweight)

Bout 2: Stefan Struve (29-12) vs. Tai Tuivasa (10-3) (Heavyweight)

Bout 1: Casey Kenney (15-2-1) vs. Nathaniel Wood (17-4) (Catchweight 140 lbs)

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