Dominique Wooding claims vacant bantamweight title with TKO of Nathan Fletcher
The Cage Warriors’ bantamweight department has a brand-new champ.
In the primary occasion of Cage Warriors 127, Dominique Wooding got a big success over Nathan Fletcher, by completing the battle in the 3rd round by means of knockout to declare the abandoned title. The battle came together after previous champ Jack Cartwright abandoned his title and left the promo.
Cage Warriors 127 happened Sept. 30 at York Hall in London. It was the very first of 3 straight occasions in the promo’s newest “trilogy” format. The card streamed on UFC Battle Pass.
Wooding (8-4) got in Thursday’s contest fresh off a first-round surface of Cameron Hardy by head kick followed up by punches. Versus Fletcher (6-1), he utilized his legs once again to cause the surface, although he dealt with a lot more hardship prior to protecting the surface.
Fletcher had success early in the battle, managing Wooding in the clinch. Leaning on his grappling, Fletcher reduced the effects of Wooding’s striking by bringing him to the canvas in the preliminary, where he would want to land strikes and hunt for submissions.
Fletcher continued the exact same gameplan in the 2nd round too, however Wooding preserved his composure throughout the hard scenarios with his challenger controling the grappling element of the battle.
In the 3rd round, Wooding had the ability to things takedowns early. Fletcher ultimately got him down, however he had the ability to work back to his feet and keep area long enough to land a well-timed knee as Fletcher shot for another takedown. From that minute, Wooding understood a surface was near and soaked the strikes till the battle was stopped.
In his 2nd blockage success in a row, Wooding ended up being the brand-new Cage Warriors bantamweight champ on night among 3 occasions for the promo.
The complete outcomes of Cage Warriors 127 consist of:
Dominique Wooding def. Nathan Fletcher by means of knockout (punches) – Round 3, 4:21
Josh Reed def. Kurban Khizriev by means of submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 3:23
Rory Evans def. Weslley Maia by means of consentaneous choice
Oban Elliott def. George McManus by means of knockout (punches) – Round 1, 2:14
Kingsley Crawford def. Adam Wilson by means of submission (Brabo choke) – Round 3, 2:43
Bakhtyaar Oryakhail def. Jack Clarke by means of submission (triangle choke) – Round 1, 2:39
Ryan Shelley def. Liam Molloy by means of submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 3:23
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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.