Fighter under the radar because he fought once in 2019 is Nathaniel Wood. Nathaniel Wood is a UFC Bantamweight Prospect at 26 years old coached by MMA veteran Brad Pickett. Watch out for Nathaniel Wood in 2020, He’s something special.
Nathaniel Wood has a 3-0 record with the UFC. 16-3 record with winning the prestige Cage Warriors Bantamweight Title. Wood is coached by Brad Pickett, Legendary fighter who was very tough and you have a lot of respect for. Pickett believes he’s coaching a champion and I completely agree.
“He’s not just in the UFC to make up the numbers, he’s going to make waves. I could easily believe that he’ll be in the top five or ten by next year.”https://www.mmafighting.com/2019/3/14/18263681/brad-pickett-ufc-london-is-the-perfect-launch-pad-for-protege-nathaniel-wood
Remember watching Wood’s fight against Quinones and seen he was something special, His talent is off the charts and he fights smart. REALLY was impressed in his last fight. Said to myself “He’s a future champion.”
Wood in 2020
Brad Pickett was part of the early generations of British MMA fighters, He was a trailbrazer. Wood is now part of the new generation of British MMA Fighters, Wood will be one of them leading the way!!
Wood fights former Flyweight Title Contender John Dodson on UFC ESPN +25 Anderson vs Blachowicz 2 on February 15th. Dodson is #12 ranked Bantamweight. Tough fight for Wood but a fight he can win and impress Dana White. Exciting fight to watch against a world class fighter.
Win over Dodson will place Wood on the top Ten or replace Dodson ranking. Nathaniel Wood by the end of the year can be ranked top 5, Contender for the Bantamweight Title if he consistently fights in 2020.