Tyron Woodley

Tyron Woodley

Personal Information

Full Name Tyron Woodley
Date of Birth April 7, 1982
Nationality American
Height 5'9"

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When ex-UFC star Mike Perry justified dropping the ‘N-bomb’ on Tyron Woodley
When ex-UFC star Mike Perry justified dropping the ‘N-bomb’ on Tyron Woodley
Tyron Woodley vents out at Instagram post for ranking Nick Diaz and Robbie Lawler ahead of him in the top 6 UFC WW list
Tyron Woodley vents out at Instagram post for ranking Nick Diaz and Robbie Lawler ahead of him in the top 6 UFC WW list
Jorge Masvidal and 4 of the most entitled fighters in UFC history
Jorge Masvidal and 4 of the most entitled fighters in UFC history
Former champion Tyron Woodley considers possible UFC comeback 
Former champion Tyron Woodley considers possible UFC comeback 
Tyron Woodley: A Brief Biography

Tyron "The Chosen One" Woodley is a former UFC Welterweight Champion with a professional MMA record of 19 wins and seven losses. Tyron was released from the UFC in 2021, after which he went on to make his professional boxing debut against Jake Paul, which he lost.

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After a lifeless three-fight losing skid that saw his fighting future called into serious question, Tyron Woodley came out swinging. Unfortunately for the former UFC welterweight champion, red-hot contender Vicente Luque had more than enough to send him packing.

Luque (20-6-1) Dominated Woodley (19-7-1) throughout a wild opening round before submitting him late via D'Arce choke in the co-main event of UFC 260 inside the Apex in Las Vegas.

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Tyron Woodley vs. Vicente Luque at UFC 260

Early Life and Career

Tyron Woodley started his combat sports journey as an amateur wrestler during high school, where He won the Missouri 4A Men's State Championship in the 160lbs category in 2000. Tyron continued wrestling in college and went on to become a two-time All-American.

Woodley made his Amateur MMA debut in 2006 at Shooto-Proving Ground against Alex Carter. He won the fight via first-round rear-naked choke and then went on to win his next fight against William Dale at MMA - Genesis 3 before turning pro in 2009.

He made his professional debut against Steve Schnider at Headhunter Productions: The Patriot Act 1. He won the fight via first-round TKO (submission go punches) and then won his bout against Jeff Carstens at Respect Is Earned: Brotherly Love Brawl in the first round via rear-naked choke. After this fight, he signed with Strikeforce in 2009.

Woodley won his Strikeforce debut against Sal Woods at Strikeforce: Lawler vs. Shields. He built on this momentum and went on to win his next 7-fights in the promotion before getting a title shot at the vacant Strikeforce Welterweight Championship against Nate Marquardt at Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy. Woodley lost the fight in the fourth round via KO (elbows and punches). Woodley joined the UFC after this loss.

Tyron Woodley UFC

Tyron Woodley made his UFC debut in 2013 at UFC 156 against Jay Hieron. He won the fight via KO (punches) in the first round. He then lost his next fight to Jake Shields at UFC 161 via split decision. Woodley bounced back and defeated Josh Koscheck and Carlos Condit before losing to Rory MacDonald at UFC 171 via unanimous decision.

Woodley then defeated Dong Hyun Kim via TKO(punches). He then fought Kelvin Gastelum at Catchweight and defeated him via a split decision.

Woodley was then awarded a title shot at the UFC Welterweight Championship held by Robbie Lawler. He defeated Lawler in the first round via KO(punches( and became the new UFC Welterweight Champion.

He made his first title defense against Stephen Thompson at UFC 205. The fight was a majority draw on the judges' scorecard due, to which Woodley rematched Thompson again at UFC 209. This time Woodley would secure the win with a majority decision.

Tyron then successfully defended the title against Demian Maia at UFC 214 and Darren Till at UFC 228 before fighting against Kamaru Usman at UFC 235. Woodley lost the title via unanimous decision.

Tyron then lost his next 3-fights against Gilbert Burns, Colby Covington, and Vicente Luque. UFC released him after the Luque defeat.

Tyron Woodley Record

Below is the professional boxing and MMA record of Tyron Woodley:


Loss0-1Jake PaulDecision (split)Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley PPV29/08/2021


Result OpponentMethodEventDate
Loss19-7-1Vicente LuqueSubmission (Brabo Choke)UFC 26027/03/2021
Loss19-6-1Colby CovingtonTKO (Rib Injury)UFC Fight Night 178: Covington vs. Woodley19/09/2020
Loss19-5-1Gilbert BurnsDecision (unanimous)UFC on ESPN 9: Woodley vs.Burns30/05/2020
Loss19-4-1Kamaru UsmanDecision (unanimous)UFC 23502/03/2019
Win19-3-1Darren TillSubmission (D'Arce choke)UFC 22808/09/2018
Win18-3-1Demian MaiaDecision (unanimous)UFC 21429/07/2017
Win17-3-1Stephen ThompsonDecision (majority)UFC 20904/03/2017
Draw16-3-1Stephen ThompsonDraw (majority)UFC 20512/11/2016
Win16-3Robbie LawlerKO (punches)UFC 20130/07/2016
Win15-3Kelvin GastelumDecision (split)UFC 18331/01/2015
Win14-3Dong Hyun KimTKO (punches)UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Le23/08/2014
Loss13-3Rory MacDonaldDecision (unanimous)UFC 17414/06/2014
Win13-2Carlos ConditTKO (knee injury)UFC 17115/03/2014
Win12-2Josh KoscheckKO (punches)UFC 16716/11/2013
Loss11-2Jake ShieldsDecision (split)UFC 16115/06/2013
Win11-1Jay HieronKO (punches)UFC 15602/02/2013
Loss10-1Nate MarquardtKO (elbows and punches)Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy14/07/2012
Win10-0Jordan MeinDecision (split)Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine07/01/2012
Win9-0Paul DaleyDecision (unanimous)Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson30/07/2011
Win8-0Tarec SaffiedineDecision (unanimous)Strikeforce Challengers: Woodley vs. Saffiedine07/01/2011
Win7-0André GalvãoTKO (punches)Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Noons II09/10/2010
Win6-0Nathan CoyDecision (split)Strikeforce Challengers: Lindland vs. Casey21/05/2010
Win5-0Rudy BearsSubmission (arm-triangle choke)Strikeforce Challengers: Woodley vs. Bears20/11/2009
Win4-0Zach LightSubmission (armbar)Strikeforce Challengers: Kennedy vs. Cummings25/09/2009
Win3-0Salvador WoodsSubmission (D'Arce choke)Strikeforce: Lawler vs. Shields06/06/2009
Win2-0Jeff CarstensSubmission (rear-naked choke)Respect Is Earned: Brotherly Love Brawl30/04/2009
Win1-0Steve SchniderSubmission (punches)Headhunter Productions: The Patriot Act 107/02/2009

Tyron Woodley's most popular fights

Tyron Woodley vs. Kamaru Usman

Tyron Woodley fought Kamaru Usman at UFC 235 for the UFC Welterweight Championship. Usman dominated Woodley throughout the fight as he managed to take him down within the first 10 seconds of the fight.

Woodley was outclassed in wrestling as Usman controlled him for more than 18 minutes. Woodley was also unable to match in striking, as Usman was able to land 336 out of 390 attempted strikes, while Woodley only managed to land 60 strikes in the entire fight. Usman won the bout via unanimous decision, ending Woodley's 2-year long title run.

UFC 235 Jones v Smith
Tyron Woodley vs. Kamaru Usman at UFC 235

Tyron Woodley vs. Vicente Luque

Tyron Woodley fought Vicente Luque at UFC 260. Tyron took the initiative in the bout as he got Luque in a clinch and landed some early strikes before Luque struck back with a counter-overhand right and followed it up with punches and a knee. Luque then got Woodley to the ground and secured a D'Arce Choke causing Tyron to submit and lose the bout. The UFC released Woodley after this loss.

UFC 260: Woodley v Luque
Tyron Woodley vs. Vicente Luque at UFC 260

Tyron Woodley vs. Jake Paul

Tyron Woodley fought Jake Paul in a boxing match at the Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley PPV. The bout was back-and-forth as Woodley landed more power shots(41-35) but got outworked in terms of jabs (11-35) and body shots(22 - 6). Tyron almost scored a knockdown in the fourth round as he rocked Paul and had him on the ropes. Woodley did not push on the rocked Paul and lost the match on the judges' scorecard via split as Paul recovered from the 4th round and outworked Woodley in the later rounds.

Jake Paul v Tyron Woodley
Tyron Woodley vs. Jake Paul

FAQs on Tyron Woodley

Q1.What rank is Tyron Woodley in UFC?

#23 in Welterweight

Q2. Did Tyron Woodley retire?

Woodley retired from MMA in March 2021 after losing his last four fights in a row in the UFC.

Q3. How long was Tyron Woodley undefeated?

2014 to 2018

* Latest updated on December 1, 2022.

Last Modified May 21, 2023 04:25 IST