Sean Woodson is facing difficulties in finding an opponent for his featherweight bout scheduled for UFC Nashville this weekend. Jesse Butler, who was originally set to fight Woodson, has been forced to withdraw from the bout due to “protocol” reasons. Butler recently fought in a lightweight match at UFC Vegas 74, where he made his promotional debut but was knocked out in just 23 seconds by Jim Miller, a seasoned fighter with 42 UFC bouts under his belt.
This marks the third time that Woodson has had to seek a new opponent, as his initially scheduled opponent, Steve Garcia, also withdrew due to injury. Woodson aims to make his first appearance in 2023 and secure his first victory since 2021, following a split draw against Luis Saldana in his only fight last year. Since joining the UFC through the Contender Series, Woodson has a record of 3-1-1, with a notable first-round knockout against Collin Anglin at UFC Vegas 42. The UFC is currently in the process of finding a new opponent for Woodson to salvage the fight in Nashville.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about UFC Nashville
1. What is the reason for Jesse Butler’s withdrawal from the featherweight bout against Sean Woodson at UFC Nashville?
Jesse Butler withdrew from the bout citing “protocol” reasons.
2. Who knocked out Jesse Butler in his last lightweight bout at UFC Vegas 74?
Jesse Butler was knocked out in 23 seconds by Jim Miller, who has an extensive record of 42 UFC fights.
3. How many times has Sean Woodson’s opponent changed for the UFC Nashville fight?
This marks the third time that Sean Woodson’s opponent has changed for the UFC Nashville bout.
4. Why did Sean Woodson’s originally scheduled opponent, Steve Garcia, withdraw from the fight?
Steve Garcia withdrew from the fight due to injury.
5. What was Sean Woodson’s performance in his only appearance in 2022?
In his lone appearance in 2022, Sean Woodson fought Luis Saldana to a split draw.
6. How many fights has Sean Woodson had since joining the UFC through the Contender Series?
Since joining the UFC through the Contender Series, Sean Woodson has had a total of five fights, with a record of 3-1-1.
7. When did Sean Woodson secure a first-round knockout victory?
Sean Woodson secured a first-round knockout victory against Collin Anglin at UFC Vegas 42.