Woodley and his Mother with legendary Championship Belt
Two minutes and 12 seconds is all it took for “The Chosen One”, Tyron Woodley, to claim the name of welterweight champion on Saturday night at Philips Arena in Atlanta, GA. Woodley destroyed Robbie Lawler’s title reign and five fight winning streak early in the 1st Round with a series of punches to the jaw against the fence. This is Woodley’s 7th career win in the 1st Round, improving his overall record to 16-3.
“I’m not really surprised I won the fight,” said Woodley in an interview with Ariel Helwani, “I never came here to lose.”
Woodley attributes his success in life and the octagon to his desire to provide a better life for his family.
The Missouri native tells The Guardian, “Growing up in Ferguson, a lot of people said I wasn’t going to be anything. I’ve proven them wrong.”
Watch highlights from the fight here.
Read more about UFC 201 here.
See how the pros reacted on Twitter here.
A previously targeted welterweight title bout between Robbie Lawler and Tyron Woodley is now official as the UFC 201 headliner.
A promotion official confirmed the pairing on Tuesday following an initial report from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. UFC 201 takes place at Phillips Arena in Atlanta on July 30.
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Video tribute to Tyron shaving his beard
The co-main event bout between Johny Hendricks and Tyron Woodley at UFC 192 has been scrapped after the former champion suffered weight cutting issues in the lead up to the fight. You can read the full article here.
Following Johny Hendricks’s last-second dropout from UFC 192, Tyron Woodley was awarded the next title shot. Shaun Al-Shatti wrote about the incident on MMAFighting.com, and you can read the full article here.
In the wake of the recent controversy at the University of Missouri over incidents of racism, our very own Tyron Woodley, himself a former student at Mizzou, decided to do some research on the matter. Marc Raimondi from MMAFighting.com posted an article about the whole incident, going into the history of the more recent displays at racism, and included stories of when Tyron was a student at Mizzou and recounting how things were not as good back then as they are now for African-American students. You can read more about it at this link.
The UFC welterweight contender believes that it’s only fair that his next fight be for a title, and he’s willing to wait for that shot until 2016.
One month ago, UFC welterweight contender Tyron Woodley proclaimed, “I will be fighting my next fight for the world title, and I’m excited about that.” At the time, the disappointed fighter was speaking right after having his UFC 192 in Houston fight with former champion Johny Hendricks canceled.
A month later, Woodley told UFC Tonight that his plans have not changed at all. “The Chosen One” fully intends to wait for a title fight in 2016.
Until the next UFC welterweight title fight, between champion Robbie Lawler and challenger Carlos Condit, Woodley said he plans to stay active with film projects. The American Top Team and Roufusport athlete told UFC Tonight that he’ll be working that event as an analyst for FS1.
Since he made his initial declaration a month ago that he would wait for a title contest as his next competition, Woodley said that he’d had no talks with UFC officials about matching him up.
So, nothing has changed for Woodley. However, he is intent on letting the world know that he’s standing steadfast for what he believes is fair.
Orginally written by Elias Cepeda
This past Saturday, January 31st, Tyron “The Chosen One” Woodley took on welterweight Kevin Gastelum in UFC 183 for a title shot. While Gastelum proved to be a challenging fighter, Tyron eventually won by a split decision, wherein two of three judges voted for The Chosen One. Here’s hoping the next fight will be just as much of a challenge as the previous one, or even more so.
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