Tape rankings @ Featherweight
Who won Wood vs Fili?
Nathaniel Wood beat Andre Fili by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of UFC Fight Night London – Aspinall vs. Tybura, on Saturday 22nd July 2023 at O2 Arena in London.
The scorecards were announced as 29-28, 29-28, 29-28 in favor of winner Nathaniel Wood.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).
Wood vs Fili stats
Nathaniel Wood stepped into the octagon with a record of 19 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 5 by submission.
Andre Fili made his way to the cage with a record of 22 wins, 9 loses and 0 draws, with 9 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggested Wood had a slight advantage in power over Fili, with a 47% knock out percentage over Fili's 41%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Wood had an advantage over Fili, with a 26% submission rate over Fili's 14%.
Nathaniel Wood was the younger man by 3 years, at 30 years old.
Fili had a height advantage of 5 inches over Wood. That also extended to a 5-inch reach advantage.
Wood was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 7 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2012, 2 year and 2 months later than Fili, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 25 less professional rounds, 52 to Fili's 77.
Wood vs Fili form
Andre Fili had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Bill Algeo at UFC Fight Night: Sandhagen vs. Song on 17th September 2022 by split decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Joanderson Brito at UFC Fight Night: Font vs. Vera on 30th April 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Daniel Pineda at UFC Vegas 30 on 26th June 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had lost to Bryce Mitchell at UFC Vegas 12 on 31st October 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had won against Charles Jourdain at UFC Vegas 2 on 13th June 2020 by split decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Wood's last 4 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 6 months and 6 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.3 rounds on average.
Fili's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Wood vs Fili?
Nathaniel Wood was a 9/20 (-220) favourite going into the contest, while Andre Fili made his way into the ring at 9/5 (+180) with oddsmakers.