Tyron Woodley Biography, Age, UFC, Record, Weight, Wife and Net Worth

This article will answer every question you have about Tyron Woodley. Below are some of the frequently asked questions about him.

  1. What does Woodley do for a living?
  2. Who are Woodley’s parents and siblings?
  3. What are Woodley’s interests and hobbies?
  4. Is Woodley married or does he have a girlfriend?
  5. Does Woodley have any children?
  6. Where is Woodley now?
  7. How tall is Woodley?
  8. How much money does Woodley earn?
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Who is Tyron Woodley?

Tyron Woodley is an American professional mixed martial artist, rapper, and broadcast analyst. He is the reigning UFC welterweight champion. Being a professional since 2009, Tyron has also fought in Strikeforce.

Tyron fought his first professional fight on February 7, 2009, against Steve Schnider. It was held by Headhunter Productions at the Holiday Inn Select Executive Center in Columbia, Missouri. Woodley won via submission in the first round.

Tyron’s second professional bout was against Jeff Carstens on April 30, 2009. He won the bout via submission in the first round.

How Old is Tyron Woodley?

Tyron Lakent Woodley is 39 years old as of 2021. He was born on April 7, 1982, in Ferguson, Missouri, U.S. Woodley shares his birthday with other famous people such as Jackie Chan, Russell Crowe, Francis Ford Coppola, Billie Holiday, Anne-Marie,  James Garner, Michael Fassbender, Cobie Smulders, Robert Downey Jr., Hayley Atwell, Paul Rudd, Patricia Arquette, Kristen Stewart, Jamie Chung, Jennifer Esposito, Saoirse Ronan, Ron Perlman, among others.

Tyron Woodley Family

Who are Tyron Woodley’s Parents?

Woodley was born the eleventh of thirteen children born to Deborah and Sylvester Woodley. His father left the family early in Tyron’s early life and was raised by his mother. He was a two-sport athlete, competing in American football and amateur wrestling in high school.

Does Tyron Woodley have Siblings?

Woodley has twelve siblings whose names have not yet been revealed.

A photo of Tyron Woodley

A photo of Tyron Woodley

Tyron Woodley Education

After graduating from McCluer High School in 2000, Tyron attended the University of Missouri and joined their wrestling program. He became a two-time All-American; once in 2003 and again in 2005 there. Woodley graduated from the University in 2005 with a major in Agricultural Economics.

Tyron Woodley Wife

Tyron is married to Averi Woodle. Together, the couple has four children; Tyron Jr., Darron, Dylan, and Gabby. Woodley has said that his goal is one-day to open a non-profit facility for troubled youths.

Tyron Woodley Strikeforce

Tyron made his Strikeforce debut against Sal Woods in his hometown of St. Louis, Missouri. On June 6, 2009, the fight was at the event Strikeforce: Lawler vs. Shields. Tyron won the fight by submission late in round one. After the win, Strikeforce signed Tyron to a six-fight deal.

He made his second appearance for Strikeforce on the Strikeforce Challengers: Kennedy vs. Cummings card. Woodley defeated Zach Light via submission in the second round. On the Strikeforce Challengers: Tyron vs. Bears card, Woodley had his third fight for Strikeforce, defeating Rudy Bears via arm-triangle submission.

His next bout was against Nathan Coy at Strikeforce Challengers: Lindland vs. Casey in Portland, Oregon. Tyron won via split decision. At Strikeforce: San Jose, Woodley defeated André Galvão via knockout midway in the first round on October 9, 2010.

Tyron fought Tarec Saffiedine in Nashville, Tennessee on January 7, 2011, at Strikeforce Challengers: Woodley vs. Saffiedine. He won the fight via unanimous decision. After the win, he was signed to a contract extension with Strikeforce. At Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson, Tyron replaced Evangelista Santos and fought Paul Daley. He defeated Daley via unanimous decision.

Tyron then fought Canadian prospect Jordan Mein at Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine. He won via split decision. On July 14, 2012, Tyron faced Nate Marquardt at Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy for the vacant Strikeforce Welterweight Championship. He then lost the fight via KO in the fourth round.

Tyron Woodley UFC

Debut

Tyron faced Jay Hieron on February 2, 2013, at UFC 156 in his promotional debut, replacing an injured Erick Silva. He won the fight via KO at just 36 seconds of the opening round. He faced Jake Shields on June 15, 2013, at UFC 161. Tyron lost the fight via split decision.

His next faced off against Josh Koscheck at UFC 167 on November 16, 2013. He won the fight via knockout in the first round. The win also earned him his first Knockout of the Night bonus award. Tyron next faced former Interim Welterweight Champion Carlos Condit at UFC 171. He won via TKO after Condit suffered a knee injury in the second round.

His new eight-fight contract with UFC was announced alongside his match against Rory MacDonald at UFC 174 on April 8, 2014. Tyron lost the fight via unanimous decision. He next faced Dong Hyun Kim on August 23, 2014, at the UFC Fight Night 48, replacing Hector Lombard. Woodley won the fight via TKO early in the first round. The win also earned Woodley his first Performance of the Night bonus award.

On January 31, 2015, he faced Kelvin Gastelum, at UFC 183 in a catchweight bout after Gastelum failed to make the welterweight limit. He won the fight via split decision. Tyron was expected to face Johny Hendricks on October 3, 2015, at UFC 192. On October 2, 2015, it was announced that Hendricks was forced out of the fight due to complications with weight cutting.

Tyron Woodley Vs Robbie Lawler

He faced welterweight champion, Robbie Lawler, on July 30, 2016, in the main event at UFC 201. Tyron won the fight via knockout halfway through the first round to claim the UFC Welterweight Championship. The win earned him the Performance of the Night award.

Tyron Woodley Stephen Thompson

Tyron made his first title defense against Stephen Thompson on November 12, 2016, at UFC 205. Their fight ended in a majority draw with two judges scoring the fight 47–47 and the third 48–47 in favor of Tyron. Finally, both fighters were awarded Fight of the Night bonus awards.

On March 4, 2017, the rematch with Thompson took place, in the main event at UFC 209. It was another closely contested bout with Tyron winning via a majority decision.

Tyron Woodley Wrestling

  • Missouri State High School Activities Association
    • MSHSAA All-State (1999, 2000)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association
    • NCAA Division I All-American (2003, 2005)
    • Big 12 Conference Champion (2003)
  • National High School Coaches Association
    • NHSCA Senior All-American (2000)
  • Real Pro Wrestling
    • RPW 84 kg Northern Regional Championship (2006)
  • USA Wrestling
    • United States University Freestyle National Championship Runner-up (2006)

Tyron Woodley Weight Class

Woodley is a welterweight champion.

Tyron Woodley Weight

He weighs 170 lb (77 kg).

Tyron Woodley Height

Tyron stands at a height of 5 ft 9 inches (175 cm).

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