Current rankings @ Featherweight
When is Wood vs Murphy?
Nathaniel Wood could potentially square off against Lerone Murphy, in Spring 2024.
The fight would be scheduled for 5 rounds in the Featherweight division, which means the weight limit would be 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).
Wood vs Murphy stats
Nathaniel Wood would step into the octagon with a record of 19 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 5 by submission.
Lerone Murphy would make his way to the cage with an unblemished record of 13 wins and 1 draw, with 7 of those by knock out.
The stats suggest Murphy would have an advantage in power over Wood, with a 54% knock out percentage over Wood's 42%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Wood would have a large advantage over Murphy, boasting at 26% submission rate over Murphy's 0%.
Nathaniel Wood is the younger man by 2 years, at 30 years old.
Murphy has a height advantage of 3 inches over Wood. This also extends to a 5-inch reach advantage.
Wood is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 11 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 4 years earlier than Murphy, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He has fought 26 more professional rounds, 55 to Murphy's 29.
Wood vs Murphy form
Nathaniel Wood has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he lost to Muhammadjon Naimov at UFC 294 on 21st October 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Previous to that, he had defeated Andre Fili at UFC Fight Night London – Aspinall vs. Tybura on 22nd July 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had beat Charles Jourdain at UFC Fight Night Paris on 3rd September 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Accor Arena, Paris, France.
Before that, he had won against Charles Rosa at UFC Fight Night London on 23rd July 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at The O2, London, United Kingdom.
He had beat Jose Alberto Qui onez at UFC on ESPN+ 5 on 16th March 2019 by unanimous decision in the 2nd round at 02 Arena, London.
Wood's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 8 months and 18 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 11 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.8 rounds on average.
Murphy's last 4 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 14 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.8 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Wood vs Murphy?
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