Joanne Wood has ‘no excuses’ for UFC Fight Night 198 loss, praises ‘beast’ Taila Santos

Joanne Wood was all class in the wake of a hard problem at UFC Battle Night 198.

Wood (15-7 MIXED MARTIAL ARTS, 7-7 UFC) suffered a first-round submission loss to Taila Santos (19-1 MIXED MARTIAL ARTS, 4-1 UFC) in a crucial ladies’s flyweight match on Saturday at the UFC Peak in Las Vegas.

The outcome dropped Wood’s UFC record to .500, and marked the 4th time in her octagon period that she’s been sent inside Round 1.

Those truths aren’t a deterrent to Wood, however. She stated she takes complete duty for the result of the battle, and although she prepares to take her swellings for not producing the win, stated it’s not going to hold her below pressing forward.

Felt excellent tonight and I had a fantastic camp no reasons I simply got captured..congratulations to my challenger santos she is a monster! 🇧🇷 ..This is an unforgiving sport even when you do whatever right and whatever in your power to be the very best prepared you can be it can still simply not suffice. Tough tablet to swallow however l enjoy it and I ain’t quiting! ❤️🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

Wood was not able to get much entering the bout with Santos. She landed a couple great strikes early on, however then her Brazilian opponent flaunted the power by scoring a set of knockdowns. Wood wouldn’t get up from the 2nd one, as Santos swarmed her and completed the battle with a rear-naked choke.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.