Welterweight

    Tyron Woodley

    The Chosen One| 17-3-1 (W-L-D) 17-3-1 (W-L-D)
    Tyron Woodley
    Tyron Woodley
    Welterweight|17-3-1 (W-L-D)
    Tyron Woodley
    Age 35 (4/7/1982)
    Height/Weight 5'9"   170 lbs
    Reach 74"
    Stance Orthodox
    From St. Louis, MO
    Fights Out Of St. Louis, MO
    Career Stats
    SSTR%
    45.7%
    SUB
    0
    KO
    5

    UFC 156: Aldo vs. Edgar

    Final

    Welterweight
    Jay Hieron
    0 TSL 15
    Tyron Woodley WIN
    0.0% TSAc 68.2%
    0 TD 0
    KO/TKO
    JayHieron Final R1, 0:36 TyronWoodley
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    Fighter Bio

    TRAINING: I get up and eat my Metabolic Meal to fuel the machine! Wrestling in the AM to ensure my strength stays sharp. Two hours later I do my circuit training and conditioning. Eat again, nap and bring the Beast out to play again at 7:45 p.m. with focus mitts and a jog. Protein shake and sleep by 10 p.m. That's my MWF. On the the odd days I spar in the AM and grapple in the PM. I usually get my sprints right in after I spar, and stretch and roll. Friday I do my versa climber sprints, yoga to loosen up for Saturday. We spar Saturday and do a field day: sled sprints, tire flips, battle ropes, and plyos. Sunday is church, rest, massage, recovery, and family time.

    When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training after I graduated college. I started watching some of the wrestlers that were doing well in the sport and I thought my wrestling translated well, so I wanted to get in there and give it a try.

    What ranks and titles have you held?
    Brown Belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu

    Do you have any heroes?
    Jesus, my Mom, and Ali......in that order

    What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC?
    I don't want to get caught up in the hype! I've had bouts with more at stake. So I want to relax and get the first one under my belt, put on a great show, declare war on all welterweights.

    Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn?
    University of Missouri grad. Studied Business, and currently halfway done in a Masters in Public Administration with an a focus on Non Profit

    What was your job before you started fighting?
    College wrestling coach

    Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? 7-0 Amateur MMA, 48-0 high school state champ in wrestling, two-time high school All-American, Big-12 champ, two-time D-I college All-American, over 100 college victories

    Specific accomplishments in pro competition?
    Victory over a very game Tarec Saffiedine

    Favorite grappling technique:
    D’arce Choke

    Favorite striking technique:
    Straight Right
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    UFC Career Stats

    FIGHTS RPF TIME DEC KO SUB TKO DQ FFT FOTN
    Career Totals 10 2.5 11:03 2 5 0 0 0 0 1
    Stats Legend [ + ]
    DEC - Decisions DQ - Disqualifications FFT - Forfeits FIGHTS - Fights FOTN - Fight Of The Nights KO - Knockouts RPF - Rounds Per Fight Average SUB - Submissions TIME - Average Fight Duration TKO - Technical Knockouts
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