Dominique Wooding, CW 132, Cage Warriors 132

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Watch: Cage Warriors Champion Dominique Wooding Scores 38-second Highlight-Reel KO in First Title Defense, Eyes UFC London Card

Cage Warriors bantamweight champion Dominique Wooding (9-4) delivered a star-making performance in the main event of Cage Warriors 132 this evening in York Hall, London.

It took the champion just 38 seconds to slice through challenger Carlos Abreu (9-3), scoring a highlight-reel knockout in the very first round. Abreu opened the round on the offensive, throwing consecutive leg kicks, but it wasn’t long before Wooding began his decimation. With his second punch of the fight, Wooding clipped Abreu behind the ear with a step-back counter right hook, sending the Brazilian to the canvas. Though Abreu began to rise with his back against the cage, the champion had already smelled blood. Wooding pounced with a flush flying knee, followed by a coffin-nail uppercut before referee Daniel Movahedi stepped in to call an end to the fight and save Abreu from further punishment.

Since joining the promotion, Wooding has knocked out three consecutive opponents in the space of 6 months. In his post-fight interview with Dan Hardy, the Great Britain Top Team fighter called on Dana White and the UFC matchmakers to sign him to the big show

“Dana, Mick, Sean, you better get that UFC contract ready! I’m ready for UFC London, March 19th. Whatever you want!”

Ahead of the fight, Wooding spoke with James Lynch about his hopes of being signed to the UFC with an impressive performance. If tonight was Wooding’s UFC audition, a 38-second KO followed by a passionate promo on the mic is about as solid an audition as it gets.

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Andy Stevenson
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