|Full Name||Tyron Woodley|
|Date of Birth||April 7, 1982|
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.
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.
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 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.
Below is the professional boxing and MMA record of Tyron Woodley:
|Loss||0-1||Jake Paul||Decision (split)||Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley PPV||29/08/2021|
|Loss||19-7-1||Vicente Luque||Submission (Brabo Choke)||UFC 260||27/03/2021|
|Loss||19-6-1||Colby Covington||TKO (Rib Injury)||UFC Fight Night 178: Covington vs. Woodley||19/09/2020|
|Loss||19-5-1||Gilbert Burns||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on ESPN 9: Woodley vs.Burns||30/05/2020|
|Loss||19-4-1||Kamaru Usman||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 235||02/03/2019|
|Win||19-3-1||Darren Till||Submission (D'Arce choke)||UFC 228||08/09/2018|
|Win||18-3-1||Demian Maia||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 214||29/07/2017|
|Win||17-3-1||Stephen Thompson||Decision (majority)||UFC 209||04/03/2017|
|Draw||16-3-1||Stephen Thompson||Draw (majority)||UFC 205||12/11/2016|
|Win||16-3||Robbie Lawler||KO (punches)||UFC 201||30/07/2016|
|Win||15-3||Kelvin Gastelum||Decision (split)||UFC 183||31/01/2015|
|Win||14-3||Dong Hyun Kim||TKO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Le||23/08/2014|
|Loss||13-3||Rory MacDonald||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 174||14/06/2014|
|Win||13-2||Carlos Condit||TKO (knee injury)||UFC 171||15/03/2014|
|Win||12-2||Josh Koscheck||KO (punches)||UFC 167||16/11/2013|
|Loss||11-2||Jake Shields||Decision (split)||UFC 161||15/06/2013|
|Win||11-1||Jay Hieron||KO (punches)||UFC 156||02/02/2013|
|Loss||10-1||Nate Marquardt||KO (elbows and punches)||Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy||14/07/2012|
|Win||10-0||Jordan Mein||Decision (split)||Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine||07/01/2012|
|Win||9-0||Paul Daley||Decision (unanimous)||Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson||30/07/2011|
|Win||8-0||Tarec Saffiedine||Decision (unanimous)||Strikeforce Challengers: Woodley vs. Saffiedine||07/01/2011|
|Win||7-0||André Galvão||TKO (punches)||Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Noons II||09/10/2010|
|Win||6-0||Nathan Coy||Decision (split)||Strikeforce Challengers: Lindland vs. Casey||21/05/2010|
|Win||5-0||Rudy Bears||Submission (arm-triangle choke)||Strikeforce Challengers: Woodley vs. Bears||20/11/2009|
|Win||4-0||Zach Light||Submission (armbar)||Strikeforce Challengers: Kennedy vs. Cummings||25/09/2009|
|Win||3-0||Salvador Woods||Submission (D'Arce choke)||Strikeforce: Lawler vs. Shields||06/06/2009|
|Win||2-0||Jeff Carstens||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Respect Is Earned: Brotherly Love Brawl||30/04/2009|
|Win||1-0||Steve Schnider||Submission (punches)||Headhunter Productions: The Patriot Act 1||07/02/2009|
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.
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.
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.
#23 in Welterweight
Woodley retired from MMA in March 2021 after losing his last four fights in a row in the UFC.
2014 to 2018
* Latest updated on December 1, 2022.