Nathaniel Wood once touted as a prospect has now catapulted his status after a clinical performance in front of a packed crowd in the main event of Cage Warriors 84 in London at Indigo at The O2.
Wood, a bantamweight and protege of former UFC vet Brad ‘One Punch’ Pickett, quickly dispatched Marko Kovacevic from his conciousness with a stunning combination of strikes to claim a first-round knockout win and become the first Londoner to capture Cage Warriors championship gold.
The full results stemming from Cage Warriors’ Friday night of fights are as follows:
CAGE WARRIORS 84 RESULTS
Nathaniel Wood def Marko Kovacevic via knockout (punches), Round 1
Kenneth Bergh def Norman Paraisy via submission (guillotine), Round 2
Matt Inman def Brad Wheeler via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-25, 30-26)
Alexander Jacobsen def Tom Green via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)
Craig White def Håkon Foss via submission (guillotine), Round 1
Steve O’Keeffe defeated Sean Carter via submission (heel hook), Round 1
Thomas Robertsen def Phil Wells via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Miro Jurkovic def James Webb via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Sam Creasey def Iurie Bejenari via submission (rear-naked choke), Round 1
Darren O’Gorman def Bryan Creighton via submission (rear-naked choke), Round 2