Tyron Woodley

UFC 214: Weigh-ins

Full NameTyron Woodley

BornApril 7, 1982




Tyron Woodley is the current UFC Welterweight Champion and according to fans one of the worst

treated UFC Champions of all time.

Early Life and Debut

Tyron Woodley was raised by his mother, and in school, he was an athlete in two sports. He played

both Football and was an amateur wrestler as well. He made his debut early on in a fight against

Steve Schnide in a fight that was produced by Headhunter productions. He won the fight via armbar

in the first round signalling what was to come in his career.


In 2009, Tyron Woodley signed with Strikeforce. There he would continue to fight and would be able

to continue his winning streak bringing it to an impressive 10-0. During this undefeated run in his

career, he defeated Paul Daley and Nathan Coy among others. Following this, however, in the last

fight of his Strikeforce career, he lost to Nate Marquardt.


From there he would sign with UFC. Tyron Woodley competed regularly, and took on some of the

top fighters in the company, including Kelvin Gastelum, before challenging and winning the UFC

Welterweight Championship from Robbie Lawler. Woodley then drew against Stephen Thompson,

retaining his title in that fight as well, before facing Thompson and beating him completely this time,

dismissing any doubt there might have been about his validity as a champion. He then went on to

defeat the one fighter who looked like he could not be defeated when he took out Kamaru Usman.

Currently, he is set to face Kamaru Usman in a fight for the title at UFC 235 on March 2, 2019.

Current Titles:

UFC Welterweight Champion

Weight: 170 LBs / 77 KGs

Class: Welterweight

Win-Loss-Draw: 19-3-1

Professional Record Breakdown
WinDarren TillSubmission (D'Arce choke)UFC 2288-Sept-2018
WinDemian MaiaDecision (unanimous)UFC 21429-Jul-2017
WinStephen ThompsonDecision (majority)UFC 2094-Mar-2017
DrawStephen ThompsonDraw (majority)UFC 20512-Nov-2016
WinRobbie LawlerKO (punches)UFC 20130-Jul-2016
WinKelvin GastelumDecision (split)UFC 18331-Jan-2015
WinDong Hyun KimTKO (punches)UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Le23-Aug-2014
LossRory MacDonaldDecision (unanimous)UFC 17414-Jun-2014
WinCarlos ConditTKO (knee injury)UFC 17115-Mar-2014
WinJosh KoscheckKO (punches)UFC 16716-Nov-2013
LossJake ShieldsDecision (split)UFC 16115-Jun-2013
WinJay HieronKO (punches)UFC 1562-Feb-2013
LossNate MarquardtKO (elbows and punches)Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy14-Jul-2012
WinJordan MeinDecision (split)Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine7-Jan-2012
WinPaul DaleyDecision (unanimous)Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson30-Jul-2011
WinTarec SaffiedineDecision (unanimous)Strikeforce Challengers: Woodley vs. Saffiedine7-Jan-2011
WinAndré GalvãoTKO (punches)Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Noons II9-Oct-2010
WinNathan CoyDecision (split)Strikeforce Challengers: Lindland vs. Casey21-May-2010
WinRudy BearsSubmission (arm-triangle choke)Strikeforce Challengers: Woodley vs. Bears20-Nov-2009
WinZach LightSubmission (armbar)Strikeforce Challengers: Kennedy vs. Cummings25-Sep-2009
WinSalvador WoodsSubmission (D'Arce choke)Strikeforce: Lawler vs. Shields6-Jun-2009
WinJeff CarstensSubmission (rear-naked choke)Respect Is Earned: Brotherly Love Brawl30-Apr-2009
WinSteve SchniderSubmission (punches)Headhunter Productions: The Patriot Act 17-Feb-2009

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