Tyron Woodley is one of the biggest names in the UFC welterweight division. ‘The Chosen One’ has been professionally fighting since 2009.
He is a former UFC welterweight champion and has been associated with prestigious competitions like Strikeforce. As of 2021, he has been ranked at #6 in the UFC welterweight rankings.
The American fighter made his UFC debut in the year 2013, where he was up against Jay Hieron at UFC 156. He started his UFC career with a bang and won the bout via knockout in just 36-seconds.
Later he fought and beat the likes of Kelvin Gastelum, Carlos Condit, and Josh Koscheck.
In 2016, Woodley beat Robbie Lawler to become the divisional champion and defended it four times against contenders like Stephen Thompson Darren Till, and Demian Maia. However, he could not stop Kamaru Usman at UFC 235 and is on a three-fight losing streak.
His last fight was against Colby Covington, where he ended up losing the bout via technical knockout at UFC Fight Night: Covington vs. Woodley. He suffered a rib injury in the final round of the bout.
‘The Chosen One’ has put together a 17-6-1 record in his UFC and Strikeforce fights.
Woodley is known for his hard punches, kicks, and elbows. He is regarded as a knockout specialist and 7 of his 19 wins have come in this fashion. Furthermore, he is renowned for fighting smart yet dominating his opponents throughout.
‘The Chosen One’ holds a stellar record of 19-6-1 in his MMA career. His list of accomplishments and honors is inspiring and commendable. The former UFC welterweight champion is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Apart from that, he has defended the UFC welterweight championship three times and has won three Performance of the Night awards. These were for his wins over Dong Hyun Kim, Robbie Lawler, and Darren Till.
Furthermore, he has won one Fight of the Night Award in UFC. This was for his majority draw against ‘Wonderboy’ at UFC 205. In addition to this, he also received the 2010 Rising Star of the Year by Strikeforce.
|Nickname||The Chosen One|
|Residence||St. Louis, Missouri, United States|
|Active Win Streak||0|
|Net Worth||$4 million|
|Marital Status/Partner Name||Married/Averi Woodley|