Ray “All Business” Wood is getting back to business.
The Bucksport High School graduate and former New England Fights professional featherweight champion is scheduled to resume his mixed martial career on the undercard of Bellator 151 on March 4 at the WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Oklahoma.
Wood, who lives and trains in Amarillo, Texas, but is still affiliated with Young’s MMA in Bangor, is scheduled to fight Chris “Lionheart” Jones in a three-round featherweight (145-pound limit) bout.
This will mark the Bellator debut for Wood, though he was supposed to fight on short notice in Bellator 146 Nov. 20, 2015, at the same location before an ankle injury forced him out of his scheduled fight with Mark “Tricky” Dickman of Las Vegas, Nevada.
The 26-year-old Wood (6-1) last fought in August 2015 when he scored a three-round unanimous decision over hometown favorite Carlos Vivas in Charlotte, North Carolina, while Wood was still living in South Carolina.
Wood and his wife moved to Texas last fall, and he was preparing to return to Maine to fight undefeated Vovka “KGB” Clay of Amherst, New Hampshire, on an NEF card at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston until that bout fell through because of an injury to Clay.
The 34-year-old Jones (9-3) will be making his fifth appearance on a Bellator card. He is 3-1 with Bellator and has split his last four fights overall, most recently scoring a three-round unanimous decision victory over Treston Thominson at Bellator 146.
The Bellator 151 prelims are scheduled to start at 7:40 p.m., followed by the main card at 9 p.m.
The prelims, including Wood’s fight, will be streamed live at Bellator.com. The main card, headlined by a bantamweight bout between veteran Joe Warren (13-4) and unbeaten Darrion Caldwell (8-0) will be broadcast live on Spike TV.