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NATHANIEL WOOD

AGE

25

RECORD

16-3-0

REACH

69"

HEIGHT

5'6"

WEIGHT

135 LBS

STANCE

ORTHODOX

CAMP

NOVA FORCA/TEAM TITAN

HOMETOWN

MORDEN, GREATER LONDON, ENGLAND

Fighter Highlights

RECENT FIGHTS

LAST FIGHT MARCH 2019 UFC FIGHT NIGHT 147 – VS JOSE ALBERTO QUINONEZ

RESULT – WON VIA 2nd RD SUBMISSION (REAR-NAKED CHOKE)

Analysis
Rd 1 – Wood is in the orthodox stance. Quinonez is in the southpaw stance. Wood immediately takes the center. Quinonez opens the fight with a leg kick. Both fighters are coming out aggressive. Both fighters exchange straight punches and leg kicks. Quinonez is bouncing around. Wood catches Quinonez with a powerful right hand! Quinonez absorbs the shot. Wood is feeling confident and he starts putting pressure on Quinonez. Quinonez fires a head kick. Wood catches the leg but fails to score a takedown. Quinonez defends and clinches against the fence. 1st min in, Quinonez is working for a takedown. He takes the body lock and slams Wood down to the mat. Quinonez is in the side control position. He is making fast transitions on the mat. Wood beautifully scrambles and reverses the position! Quinonez works his way back to the feet. Fighters are in the center. Leg kick lands for Quinonez. Wood is controlling the center. He lands a nice left hook. Quinonez is showing nice footwork. Wood is looking to time the attack. Halfway in, both fighters are throwing a lot of kicks. Nice step in left hook lands for Wood. He follows the attack with another hard left hand! Quinonez is moving backwards. Stiff jab lands for Wood! Quinonez loses his balance. Wood follows him to the mat and sinks in the guillotine choke!!! He switches to the D’arce choke!!! Quinonez is defending well. Quinonez scrambles back to his feet. Wood continues with the pressure. He is looking confident. Wood closes the distance and connects with a couple of punches over the top. 1 min to go, Quinonez is firing the leg kicks. Wood is looking to time the next kick and explode with the counter punches. Quick one-two lands for Wood! Stiff left hook lands for Wood! He is outboxing Quinonez. Quinonez clinches. Wood gets the body lock and scores the takedown. 10-9 Wood

Rd 2 – Wood takes the center and continues with the pressure. Both fighters exchange leg kicks. Big kick to the body lands for Wood! Quinonez responds with the kick but eats a hard counter left hand! Wood closes the distance with the one-two combination. Quinonez clinches. Quinonez is working for a takedown against the fence. Quinonez is putting pressure on Wood. Quinonez has a body lock. Wood separates and eats an elbow over the top. Nice jab to the body lands for Quinonez. Wood changes his angles and lands a right hand. He is looking very unpredictable in his attacks. Quinonez is moving on the outside and scoring with the kicks. Wood presses forward. Quinonez clinches against the fence. Wood beautifully trips Quinonez down to the mat. Wood takes the back of Quinonez! Quinonez scrambles. Wood sinks in the rear-naked choke!!! It looks tight!!! Quinonez taps out!!! 

WATCH FIGHT

DECEMBER 2018 UFC 232 – VS ANDRE EWELL

RESULT – WON VIA 3rd RD SUBMISSION (REAR-NAKED CHOKE)

Analysis
Rd 1 – Wood is in the orthodox stance. Ewell is in the southpaw stance. Ewell takes the center. Wood is moving on the outside. Both fighters are missing with the punches. Ewell is in the wide stance. He moves forward and lands a kick to the body. Both fighters are light on their feet. Wood is setting up his timing. 1st min in, Ewell explodes with the flying knee, just misses. Ewell fires a front kick to the body. Wood times the attack and explodes with the right hand over the top! Ewell goes down!!! Wood follows him and jumps into the top position. Ewell scrambles and manages to get back to his feet. Now, Ewell lands a hard right hand! Wood is walking Ewell down, he is very aggressive early. Nice step in left hand lands for Ewell! Wood absorbs the shot. Wood closes the distance and eats a hard body shot! Halfway in, Front kick to the body lands for Ewell. Wood is putting strong pressure on Ewell. Both fighters exchange punches. Ewell is landing nice leg kicks. Wood has a hard time defending them. Beautiful inside leg kick lands for Wood! Ewell has felt that one! Ewell seems to be alright as he lands a nice one-two combo. Wood answers with the right hand. Another right hand lands for Wood! He is outboxing Ewell in this round. 1 min to go, Ewell misses with the spinning kick to the head. Wood closes the distance and clinches. Both fighters are resting against the fence. 10-9 Wood

Rd 2 – Wood opens the round with a leg kick. Ewell closes the distance but eats a couple of hard uppercuts! Wood moves forward and he eats a short right hook from Ewell. Both fighters are very aggressive. Hard inside leg kick lands for Wood! He follows with the single leg takedown attempt and gets it. Wood takes the guard position. Ewell is controlling the posture from the bottom. Wood is busy with the short punches. He is looking for a way to pass the guard. Ewell is scrambling from the bottom but has a hard time getting back to his feet. Wood is showing great ground control. Halfway in, Ewell is wasting a lot of energy on the bottom. Wood makes a transition to the half guard position. Wood is beating Ewell on the mat. Ewell has no answer at all. Wood is looking to tire Ewell out. Wood explodes with the hard body punches! Ewell is looking desperate! Hard hammer fists are landing for Wood! 1 min to go, Ewell is using the fence to get up. Wood drags him away. It looks like Ewell is waiting for the referee to stand them up. Wood continues to work the body of Ewell. He is dominating the fight. 10-9 Wood

Rd 3 – Wood opens the round with a leg kick. Both fighters are patient. Ewell explodes and lands a right hook to the body. Wood catches the kick but fails to score a takedown. Wood is looking more confident. He takes the center and starts walking Ewell down. Nice step in right hand lands for Wood. He is is very accurate with his striking in this fight. Wood follows the attack with the clinch against the fence. 1st min in, Wood has a body lock. Wood shows his strength as he drags Ewell down to the mat. He takes the side control position. Wood makes a transition to the guard. Ewell is looking exhausted. Wood is busy with the body-head punches. Halfway in, Wood is looking comfortable in the top position. He is looking like a much better grappler. Nice double left hand lands for Wood. It is all wood in this fight. Wood stands up. Ewell rolls and gives his back to Wood! Wood quickly sets up the rear-naked choke! Ewell is trying to defend!!! Wood readjusts the submission! Ewell taps out!!!

WATCH FIGHT

JUNE 2018 UFC FIGHT NIGHT 131 – VS JOHNNY EDUARDO

RESULT – WON VIA 2nd RD SUBMISSION (BRABO CHOKE)

Analysis
Rd 1 – Both fighters are in the orthodox stance. Wood takes the center and opens the fight with a leg kick. Eduardo takes the outside position. Hard leg kick lands for Wood! He is destroying the lead leg of Eduardo early. Eduardo fires a leg kick. Wood catches the kick and lands a right hand over the top! Wood is looking sharp on the feet. Nice step in right-hand lands for Wood Eduardo is still timing the counter attacks. 1st min in nice right-hand lands for Eduardo. Another hard leg kick lands for Wood! Eduardo moves forward and connects with a leg kick. Wood is throwing a lot of faints. He is looking very unpredictable. Wood closes the distance and eats a piston straight right hand! Eduardo feels confident as he explodes with a couple of nice leg kicks. Wood is pressing forward. Stiff jab lands for Eduardo. He is finding his rhythm. Halfway in, Wood step is and lands a left hook. Eduardo counters with the right hand and partially drops Wood! Both fighters are very aggressive. Both fighters are doing a good job countering the attacks. Eduardo is looking more patient. Wood establishes strong pressure. Wood is doing a good job defending the punches. He is showing great head movement. 1 min to go, Eduardo cracks Wood with the right hand! He follows the attack with the body shot! Eduardo is letting his hands go on Wood. Big right hands are landing for Eduardo! Wood moves away and they are back in the center. Wood is now respecting the power and speed of Eduardo. Nice leg kick lands for Wood as the round ends. 10-10

Rd 2 – Both fighters are flat on their feet. Eduardo explodes with the hooks but misses with all of them. Eduard fires a spinning kick to the body and lands. Wood is looking more patient now. He closes the distance but eats a right hand. Eduardo is very accurate countering with the right hand. 1st min in, Wood counters the kick with the quick one-two combination. Both fighters exchange punches. Wood is looking faster with his hands. Eduardo dives for a takedown. Wood defends and manages to take the top position. Wood is trying to take the back of Eduardo. Wood is looking for the Brabo choke!!! Eduardo tries to defend but it looks deep!!! Eduardo taps out!!! 

WATCH FIGHT

RECORD BREAKDOWN

19 MATCHES 16 WINS 3 LOSSES
KNOCKOUT 9 1
SUBMISSION 5 2
DECISION 2 0
DRAWS
NO CONTEST

 

FIGHTER THINGS TO NOTE

  • Wood is a young and motivated knockout artist who has very good grappling skills.
  • He is the former Cage Warriors Bantamweight champion.
  • Wood is a fast starter. He is establishing a very high pace from the beginning.
  • He has a very good standup game. He is attacking from all angles and exploding with the powerful left hand.
  • He has a tendency to set up the takedowns with the straight right hand as seen against Ewell.
  • Against Quinonez and Ewell, Wood had a hard time defending the leg and body kicks.
  • Wood has a very good wrestling offense. He likes to score his takedowns from the clinch.
  • On the mat, Wood has shown great grappling and ground and pound skills as seen against Ewell and Eduardo.
  • His main submission weapon is the rear-naked choke.
  • Wood is a pressure fighter. He is constantly moving forward. His cardio is very good.