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Nathaniel Wood vs Andre Fili 7/22/2023 Odds, Expert Picks and Tips

Nathaniel Wood vs Andre Fili 7/22/2023 Odds, Expert Picks and Tips

UFC London Fight Night 224

The fight between Nathaniel Wood and Andre Fili will take place at UFC London’s O2 Arena on July 22, 2023. Wood is priced at -185 in the opening odds, while Fili is at +150.

Wood seemed to have regained his composure. He must consistently defeat Charles Rosa at UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Aspinall in July 2022 and Charles Jourdain at UFC Fight Night: Gane vs. Tuivasa in September.

A unanimous vote reached the verdict on both victories. In addition, Wood had won three of his previous four fights, all drawn-out contests. His cardio and stamina are both demonstrated. Wood has seven first-round finishes on his resume, suggesting he may be rather destructive early. He has a 9-2 TKO and 5-2 submission record.

Nathaniel “The Prospect” Wood wants to extend his 19-5-0 victory run. The 30-year-old is 5’6″ tall and 145 pounds. The conventional fighter has a 69-inch wingspan. Andre “Touchy” Fili is five feet eleven inches tall and weighs 145 pounds. The orthodox boxer has a record of 22-9-0 (1 NC) going into this fight. The 33-year-old has a reach of 74 inches. Andre Fili connects on 3.83 significant strikes per minute compared to Nathaniel Wood’s 6.34 crucial strikes per minute. Wood is landing 48% of his critical blows compared to Fili’s 37% success rate. “The Prospect” takes 4.42 significant strikes per minute in the Octagon, but “Touchy” can deflect 4.03. Furthermore, Wood blocks 57% of the crucial blows that Wood’s adversaries aim at him, compared to Fili’s 52%.

Nathaniel Wood is less effective in grappling than other wrestlers since he only submits his opponents 1.81 times out of every three bouts. Wood successfully submits his opponents on 54% of his attempts, and on 73% of those efforts, he avoids a takedown. Fili fights off 69% of his opponent’s attempts to take him down while only succeeding in 49% of those takedown attempts. Wood outperforms Fili in submission attempts every 15 minutes, attempting 0.6 finishes to Fili’s 0.3.

For the last time in the Octagon, Nathaniel Wood met Charles Jourdain, and in round three, Wood won by unanimous decision. Jourdain delivered 232 strikes in all, 115 of which connected. By the time the night was up, Wood had made 128 of 234 tries. Ultimately, Jourdain hit 86 of 203 massive blows for a 42% success rate. In the end, he made 56 of 165 vital headshots. Statistics show that Wood made 97 of 202 critical throws, connecting on 48% of them. Of the 157 serious headshots, he was responsible for 61 of them. Jourdain landed 63% of his critical strikes, and Wood 80% of his from a distance.

Nathaniel Wood vs Andre Fili 7/22/2023 Odds, Expert Picks and Tips

Andre Fili’s recent UFC performances have been all over the place. He has a 2-3-1 record in his last six fights and has never won three contests in a row. However, given that he just won, he does have an excellent probability of winning again.

By split decision, he defeated Bill Algeo on UFC Fight Night: Sandhagen vs. Song in September. Fili, who will be fighting for Team Alpha Male, will have a significant reach advantage over Wood of five inches. He is also five inches taller than an English person. Fili’s physical advantages likely alter the direction of the fight in his favor, as seen by his 49 percent success rate in pinning opponents to the ground.

In his final appearance in the Octagon, Andre Fili faced Bill Algeo and won the bout through split decision in round three. Algeo eventually connected on 98% of long-range attacks compared to Fili’s 100% success rate. The success percentage for Fili’s 142 big blows was 41%, with 59 of them landing. He connected on 48 of 125 critical headshots. There were 170 key hits in that match, and Algeo connected on 81 of them. Out of the 113 headshots he finally made, 38 were successful. Algeo connected on 151 of the 246 total strikes he attempted in the fight, while Fili only connected on 67 of his own.

Nathaniel Wood vs Andre Fili. Wood, who has consistently been a more reliable fighter than Fili, will be more motivated after competing in London. Wood will successfully land ground shots and secure rapid takedowns.

Prediction: Nathaniel Wood wins via Decision -185

Location: O2 Arena in Greater London, England

Date: Saturday, July 22, 2023

Main Card: 3:00 PM ET

Prelims: 12:00 PM ET

Watch on: ESPN and ESPN+


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