UFC 201: Woodley Defeats Lawler in First Round KO

Woodley and his Mother with Championship Belt

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.


UFC 201- Woodley vs Lawler


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.

Read more at http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Robbie-LawlerTyron-Woodley-Welterweight-Title-Headliner-Official-for-UFC-201-105129#/slide/68#w7wjCc0OMqUJrCAH.99


Tyron Woodley maintains that his next fight will be for UFC gold

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 



UFC 171: Tyron Woodley v. Carlos Condit fight results

Victory over Condit

This past Saturday saw UFC welterweights Carlos Condit and Tyron Woodley facing off in the pay-per-view co-main event of UFC 171 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX. Both had a lot riding on the line, with Condit having previously lost to Martin Kampmann at UFC Fight Night 27, and Woodley knocking out Josh Koscheck at UFC 167, the most successful fight of his career to date. Tyron, oddly enough, wasn’t the first choice in the fight as he was ranked #11 and Condit was ranked #2, but Tyron kept pushing for it so much so that the UFC had no choice but to let him fight. This all led to one of the most tumultuous fights the UFC has had in quite some time.

As the fight started, Woodley has holding the dominant position, landing blow after blow against Condit. He managed to land two big rights, back Condit into a corner, and land some good uppercuts before Condit tagged him with a left and a kick. This led into Condit starting to take over the fight, as he managed to Woodley from a takedown with a triangle choke, though Woodley managed to back out of with a slam. After trying to land an errant high kick and being knocked down for it, Condit managed to get in some hard shots on Tyron before the round was over. It seemed Condit was going for a Rocky strategy, basically letting Tyron tire himself out on Condit before going in for the final blow.

Unfortunately for Condit, it soon turned into Rocky 4 for him, in that the fight would soon take a pretty dark turn. First off, Tyron took him down again at the start of the second round, thus letting him take over the fight. Suddenly, Tyron threw a leg kick to Condit that left him falling to the ground in agonizing pain. Sadly, this devastating blow may lead to Condit being out of commission for quite some time. As for Woodley, having beaten such a high-ranking fighter as Condit, this could potentially see him getting matches with even better fighters in the near future. Some of the possible fighters he could duke it out with include Johny Hendricks, Rory MacDonald, or even his fellow American Top Team teammates Robbie Lawler and Hector Lombard.

It is very clear that Tyron Woodley is starting to make a pretty big name for himself in the UFC. The nicknamed “Chosen One” is certainly starting to live up to his name, as he has proven himself to be quite the fighter. Unfortunately, while he may not get an immediate title shot after the rather anticlimactic ending of his previous fight, Tyron may well be able to work his way to another big fight that might even win him the belt.


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UFC 167 results: Tyron Woodley knocks out Josh Koscheck


Round 1: Herb Dean is the referee in charge of the action. Both fighters open orthodox and Woodley cracks Koscheck with a right hand and knee. He’s clearly hurt, but now Koscheck is pressing Woodley into the fence. Koscheck gets touched with a right, but returns the favor and Woodley is backing up. Koscheck gets rocked with a right and is on the ground. The fight looks close to being stopped, but is hanging on in full guard after being very badly hurt. Referee Dean stands them up for inactivity. Koscheck tries to press forward and eats an absolutely monster right hand that basically puts Koscheck out. Woodley landed another punch, but the referee had no choice but to step in.

Tyron Woodley def. Josh Kosheck via TKO (strikes) at 4:38 of round 1


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