UFC London Adds Another Cracking Bantamweight Encounter

Published 07/02/2021, 2:21 AM EDT


The UFC is planning to schedule a bantamweight showdown between Nathaniel Wood and Jonathan Martinez. As per a news leak that came from bjpenn.com, both the fighters have signed their contracts. Despite this reported development, the UFC has yet to confirm the news. The promotion is trying to target this fight for the September 4 event in London.

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Jonathan Martinez is an American fighter with a record of thirteen wins and four losses. He joined the UFC in 2018, making his debut against Andre Soukhamthath and losing by unanimous decision. On the back of a 3-4 UFC record, Martinez will look to get on a consistent run by getting a victory over Wood.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – OCTOBER 18: (L-R) Jonathan Martinez punches Thomas Almeida of Brazil in their lightweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event inside Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on October 18, 2020 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Nathaniel Wood is a British mixed martial artist. Just like Martinez, he entered the UFC roster in 2018. ‘The Prospect’ came from Cage Warriors, where he won and successfully defended his bantamweight title two times. Wood (17-5) is an exciting fighter with fourteen finishes (9 T/KO, 5 submissions) to his name.

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The Prospect’ made a promising debut in UFC by getting a submission win over Johnny Eduardo. He started off on a high note with three back-to-back submission wins in his first three bouts. Unfortunately, he has just one win in his last three bouts.

Tale of The Tape- Jonathan Martinez vs Nathaniel Wood

The fight looks exciting as both the bantamweights are desperate to win. This will be the first fight of the year for Nathaniel Wood, therefore he will try to make the most out of it.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – OCTOBER 24: (R-L) Nathaniel Wood of England punches Casey Kenney in their catchweight bout during the UFC 254 event on October 24, 2020 on UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

On paper, it’s a good contest that could deliver a promising match-up.

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Nathaniel WoodJonathan Martinez
Age- 28Age- 27
Reach- 69’’Reach- 70’’
Height- 5’6’’Height- 5’8’’
Stance- OrthodoxStance – Southpaw
Team- Team TitanTeam- Factory X Muay Thai
Nickname- The ProspectNickname- Dragon
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Who will win the bantamweight showdown? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Saurabh Singh Laledia is an MMA enthusiast who works as a UFC writer for EssentiallySports. His passion for the UFC infused with his knowledge of various fight styles such as Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu motivated him to pursue a career in combat sports journalism, as it would be where he could exhibit his expert views and unbiased opinions whilst keeping the fan’s perspective alive. He started watching the sport at UFC 53 in 2005 when ‘The Ace’ Rich Franklin beat Evan Turner to claim the belt and has traced the journey of the middleweight title right from 'The Spider' to 'The Last Stylebender'.

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