Nathaniel Wood’s move to featherweight has transformed his career. Read about his journey and upcoming fight against Andre Fili at UFC Fight Night.
Nathaniel Wood, the rising star in the bantamweight division, has made a bold decision to move up to featherweight full-time. The 30-year-old London native realized that making the bantamweight limit was hindering his performance and ability to focus on fights. Since moving up, Wood has experienced immediate success, defeating veteran Charles Rosa and high-octane striker Charles Jourdain. Now, he is set to face veteran standout Andre Fili at UFC Fight Night: Aspinall vs Tybura at the O2 Arena.
Wood’s decision to move up in weight class has paid off tremendously. He no longer has to worry about cutting weight and can fully focus on honing his technical skills and studying his opponents. This change has made him a better mixed martial artist, and he believes it will surprise people in his upcoming bout with Fili.
Wood acknowledges Fili’s skill and experience but is confident that he will be too fast and better overall. He believes his speed will be his greatest advantage and intends to knock Fili out. Wood’s family and friends will be in the O2 Arena to support him, adding extra motivation to defend his home turf and climb the featherweight ladder.
A win over Fili would be a significant achievement for Wood, and he has his sights set on bigger challenges. While he would love a shot at Alexander Volkanovski, he understands it may not be realistic at this point. Instead, he aims to face someone in the rankings and has two names in mind that he plans on calling out after a successful fight against Fili.
Wood’s move to featherweight has transformed his body and improved his overall performance. He feels more comfortable and confident in his new weight class, and he plans on showcasing his skills once again in his upcoming fight. Wood’s determination to stay active and continuously improve sets him apart as a promising athlete in the featherweight division.
|Nathaniel Wood has moved up to featherweight full-time.|
|He has experienced immediate success in his new weight class.|
|Wood will face Andre Fili at UFC Fight Night: Aspinall vs Tybura.|
|He believes his speed will be his greatest advantage.|
|Wood’s family and friends will be in the O2 Arena to support him.|
|He aims to face someone in the rankings after the fight.|
|Wood’s move to featherweight has transformed his body and improved his performance.|