Birmingham, England: Nathaniel Wood looked impressive in the opening bout of the night, dominating Bryan Creighton to pick up a unanimous decision victory.
BAMMA 23: Night of Champions was held on 14 November 2015, at the Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham. Nathaniel Wood Vs. Bryan Creighton took place on the preliminary card that aired on MMAMad.com
Kicking off the night its Nathaniel Wood Vs. Bryan Creighton here in Birmingham. Slow start to the first with Wood trying to get his jab going. Leg kick by Wood is countered by a left hook by Creighton. Both fighters clinch against the cage, Wood breaks and lands a nice jab. Not much happening in the opening round, not giving much for the crowd to cheer. Creighton lands a nice combination against the cage but Wood follows up with a huge head kick and right hand to knock Creighton to the canvas. Wood swarms but the bell saves Creighton.
MMA Mad score the round 10-9 Wood.
Wood starting to look more confident now, opening up with a combination. Creighton looks for the takedown but Wood stuffs it and then punishes Creighton with a leg kick. Wood is dominating on the feet now with Creighton’s face starting to look very bloody indeed. Creighton goes for the takedown and ends up clinching Wood against the cage, Wood reverses and lands a nice uppercut forcing Creighton to attempt another takedown which Wood stuffs yet again. Combinations from Wood are now landing at will, dominant performance so far.
MMA Mad score the round 10-9 Wood and 20-18 overall
Creighton comes out all guns blazing in the third, probably knowing her needs a finish to win this fight. Woods’ jab is working perfectly though keeping Creighton out of range. Creighton still walking forward however Wood is picking him off with ease. Wood scores a takedown with two minutes remaining and the look on Creighton’s face says it all. Creighton gets the fight back to the feet but eats a knee in return. Creighton lands a takedown buts it too late and Wood should take this one easily.
MMA Mad score the round 10-9 Wood and 30-27 overall
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