Dominique Wooding is known for his power, with all nine of his victories coming by way of knockout. Wooding is a former regional Bantamweight Champion with experience in both Bellator and PFL Europe. Wooding’s PFL Europe debut came in his most recent bout in December, dropping a decision to Bondo Kikadze.


Competing in a major promotion for the first time, and taking this fight on about three days’ notice, Julien Lopez has competed 10 times in professional MMA so far, winning six fights – two by KO/TKO and two by submission. With three first-round finishes to his name, Lopez has won four of his last six. Lopez most recently fought in November, scoring a first-round finish of Rheza Arianto.


Who will move on to face Alexander Luster in the playoffs?



Round 1


Lopez opens up with a leg kick. Wooding coming forward, while Lopez circling on the outside. Right hand by Lopez sneaks through. Body kick by Lopez. Wooding looking to use counter strikes, uses his right hand to keep Lopez off balance. Wooding catches Lopez with a sneaky uppercut that drops him! Lopez is hurt, but Wooding doesn’t follow up. Wooding dives in, but Lopez has already recovered and locks Wooding up in his guard.



Lopez tries to create some space, and he gets back to his feet. Lopez now knocks Wooding down! Lopez looks to lock up a guillotine! Lopez squeezes, and Wooding is out!



Coming on short notice, and from the jaws of defeat, Julien Lopez has snatched a victory! He will now move on to the playoffs!





Julien Lopez defeats Dominique Wooding by 1st round technical submission (guillotine choke, 3:10), advancing to the 2024 PFL Europe Bantamweight Playoffs.