In a recent tweet, former Cage Warriors champion Nathaniel Wood confirmed that his time in the UFC’s 135lb division was up, and he will make a move up to 145.
In the announcement tweet, he stated, ‘I’m excited and motivated more than either to go in there powerful, fuelled and happy!’. See the tweet below:
What the Move up Means for Nathaniel Wood
Making a move up or down a division is fairly common in the MMA world. Some do it to avoid a hard weight cut or be at a more natural weight, then others to face new competition.
No reason for Nathaniel Wood making the move has been confirmed, but his speed and striking could make him a real asset at 145. He asked fans who they’d like to see him against next, so we can assume he’s open to booking a fight in the near future and getting in the mix.
Nathaniel has a record of 4-2 in the UFC’s Bantamweight division and has had many fight cancellations since his last in 2020. He had two fights booked for UFC London on March 19th, which were both scrapped in terrible luck. His most recent fight cancellation before that was when his fight with Jonathan Martinez was in September 2021.
Career So Far
‘The Prospect’ has a pro-MMA record of 17-5-0. He has won in promotions such as Fusion FC, UCMMA, BAMMA, and Cage Warriors. Before his move to the UFC, he strung together a four-fight win streak in Cage Warriors, including a Bantamweight title win.
He made himself known as one of the UK’s best talents at CW as he managed to win all of his fights via KO or TKO. Nathaniel Wood opened his UFC career with two wins via Rear Naked Choke to display his submission threat too.
Nathaniel fought a round touted in his 2017 fight with Josh Reed as ‘the most incredible in Cage Warriors history, so his fight style does not need questioning.
We do not doubt that Nathaniel can make himself a solid Featherweight contender. How do you see him getting on?
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