Archive: Tyron woodley

Dec 31, 2013 12:37 pm

PREDICTIONS: 2014’s Top 5 Break Out Fighters

With 2013 drawing to a close, which fighters are going to have the biggest years in 2014?   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Looking back at this past year, a number of fighters stand out as having exceptionally impressive performances during the last twelve months.  Fighters like Ronda Rousey, who became the first female champion in...

Dec 26, 2013 9:50 am

Tyron Woodley Wants Nick Diaz Removed From The Rankings

“The guy is retired. His return might be pending, but according to me, he’s still retired. I don’t believe he should be in the rankings. If you say you’re retired, you should come out of the rankings. Until you’re back in there competing, I don’t think it’s fair to ask people like myself, who’s been...

Dec 21, 2013 8:25 am

Carlos Condit Vs. Tyron Woodley For Co-Main Event At UFC 171

In what has become a welterweight card for the ages, Carlos “The Natural Born Killer” Condit and Tyron Woodley has been placed in the co-main event of UFC 171. Headlining the event will be a welterweight title fight between Johny “Big Rigg” Hendricks and Robbie Lawler. This card will undoubtedly shake up the welterweight division’s...

Dec 19, 2013 1:18 pm

Report: Kelvin Gastelum Cleared to Fight, Wanted Condit, Will Take Story

Kelvin Gastelum, winner of The Ultimate Fighter 17, was forced out of a bout at UFC on FOX 9 with a knee injury.  It is reported that he is now cleared to fight, and while Gastelum originally wanted to face Carlos Condit, he says that he’ll take Rick Story.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA The...


Dec 17, 2013 3:13 pm

Condit vs. Woodley Set For UFC 171

Just a few minutes ago, twitter burst alive with the news that Tyron Woodley would be named as the next opponent for Carlos Condit for UFC 171. The official UFC twitter account posted up side-by-side pictures of the two fighters, thanking Woodley’s “multiple texts” as the reason for the decision Tuesday evening. The UFC 171...

Dec 8, 2013 12:21 pm

Jake Shields vs. Hector Lombard Signed for UFC 171

UFC welterweights Jake Shields and Hector Lombard are set to meet in the octagon at UFC 171 on March 15th, ESPN confirms. Jake Shields has been on an impressive run while in the UFC not having lost a fight since 2011. After winning a split decision against Tyron Woodley, Shields went on to pick up...

Nov 21, 2013 7:51 am

Rick Story Says He Deserves A Top 10 Opponent After Ebersole Victory

UFC Welterweight Rick Story believes that his recent decision victory over Brian Ebersole at UFC 167 should be enough to earn a shot at a top 10 opponent again. Story talked to MMAjunkie radio recently, and said “I want to fight anyone in the top 10. I just want to get back in the top...

Nov 19, 2013 7:19 am

Dana White Says Koscheck Retirement Talk “Premature”

Former UFC Welterweight contender Josh Koscheck was knocked out this Saturday by Tyron Woodley, and after the fight, sent a text to UFC President Dana White that to White, “sounded a little bit like retirement.” Koscheck is now on a three-fight losing streak, and two of those three have come by first round knockout. White...

Nov 16, 2013 11:12 pm

‘UFC 167′ Bonus Winners: GSP/Hendricks, Cerrone and Woodley

Knockout of the Night: Tyron Woodley Tyron Woodley walked into the fight knowing he had knockout power in his right hand, but he wanted to share that fact with the world. The fight opened up with a flurry from Woodley that sent Koscheck wobbling around the octagon, but Woodley could not capitalize right away. Minutes...

Nov 6, 2013 9:16 am

EXCLUSIVE | Woodley: Koscheck has done what he’s going to do in this sport

The UFC’s “20 Days to UFC 167” promotional tour that is recognizing its 20th anniversary and upcoming card landed in St. Louis on Tuesday. The organization spent the bulk of its time following up-and-coming welterweight Tyron Woodley around the Gateway City. Woodley made promotional stops at Rams’ Park to meet with several members of the...

Aug 26, 2013 5:05 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Tyron Woodley Talks Fighting Koscheck, GSP vs. Hendricks, Condit vs. Kampmann

  Last week it was announced that welterweight Tyron Woodley will make his return to the cage on November 16 at UFC 167. Woodley will face another prominent grappler in Josh Koscheck on a night dedicated to the top 170-pounders in the world. The Woodley/Koscheck matchup joins highly-ranked contenders Rory MacDonald vs. Robbie Lawler and...

Aug 22, 2013 4:48 pm

Koscheck vs. Woodley Set For Growing UFC 167 Event

A third welterweight scrap has been added to the upcoming UFC 167 event in the form of Josh Koscheck and Tyron Woodley. UFC officials announced the bout earlier today. The pay-per-view event, which features a main event title fight between champion Georges St-Pierre and challenger Johny Hendricks goes down from the MGM Grand Garden Arena...

Aug 13, 2013 1:24 pm

Jake Shields vs. Demian Maia Set to Headline UFC Fight Night 29 in Sao Paulo

A welterweight tilt between Jake Shields and Demian Maia is set to headline the UFC Fight Night 29 show in Sao Paulo, Brazil on October 9th. BJPENN.com reported the news back in July as the bout was said to take place later this year by UFC Tonight. The location has now been confirmed by MMAFighting.com. Shields...

Jun 17, 2013 12:51 pm

Woodley: I Believe I Won The Fight

“I said he wasn’t going to take me down and I meant that. He tried 18 times; he got zero takedowns. From a statistics standpoint I was pretty overwhelmed with the fact that I was 64% on punching, I kicked him and dropped him to the ground twice, and I spinning back fisted him and...

Jun 15, 2013 7:02 pm

UFC 161: Evans vs. Henderson Preliminary Card Results & Recap

By Evan Stoumbelis – @MMAEvan Tonight fans will see 2 legends in the sport of Mixed Martial Arts do battle when ‘Suga’ Rashad Evans squares off with Dan Henderson, but first we tuned into FX for four preliminary fights. Kicking off the night we have Roland Delorme vs. Edwin Figueroa. After 3 rounds of action...

Jun 12, 2013 6:11 am

Shields Responds To Woodley: ‘He doesn’t hit harder than Hendo’

“I definitely think I could withstand his (Woodley’s) punches. I mean, anything is possible, there could be a flash knockout with those little gloves, so of course anyone can be knocked out, but I think I could take it. I’ve taken Henderson’s biggest right hand he could throw. I think Woodley hits hard, but I...

Jun 11, 2013 12:26 pm

Tyron Woodley Has His ‘Swagger On’ For Jake Shields at UFC 161

By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA     Welterweight fighters, Jake Shields and Tyron Woodley, are set to meet this Saturday at UFC 161 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. As fight week has finally arrived, Woodley spoke with The MMA Hour on Monday, saying that he will prove to be a nightmare for the Cesar Gracie fighter in...

Jun 3, 2013 6:30 am

Woodley: TRT Creates “Madmen” In Training

“If your body says it’s time to stop [fighting], it’s time to stop. You shouldn’t be able to hit a reset button and go back and act like you’re 25 when you’re 39. I think people that do it, supposedly if you do it in moderation, if you have a doctor monitor it, if you...

May 13, 2013 1:10 pm

EXCLUSIVE (Part 2) | Tyron Woodley on UFC 170-lbs Division: “I’m in a Better Position Than Nate Marquardt and Tarec Saffiedine | BJPENN.COM RADIO

Coming off a huge first-round KO win over Jay Hieron, welterweight fighter Tyron Woodley made his entrance into the UFC a meaningful one.  One of a number of 170-lb fighters coming from Strikeforce, Woodley’s victory announced his presence as a potential title contender in the division.  He is now slated to face former Strikeforce and...

May 8, 2013 8:49 am

VIDEO | Shields Not Happy With Just Winning, Wants KO Or Submission Over Woodley

“I think Tyron, he’s a tough guy, but I have a lot more experience. Great wrestler, All-American wrestler, heavy hands. He’s a tough guy but I think I have a lot more experience and just advantages everywhere. Wrestling is pretty even but I think striking I can beat him, I can beat him on the...

May 3, 2013 10:44 am

EXCLUSIVE | Strikeforce Welterweight Champion, Tarec Saffiedine, Talks UFC Debut and Title Shot | BJPENN.COM RADIO

Tarec Saffiedine, the last man to hold the Strikeforce welterweight belt before the organization’s earlier this year, spoke with BJPenn.com Radio Wednesday night to talk about his upcoming UFC debut against fellow Strikeforce alumn, Robbie Lawler. For Saffiedine (14-3), who won the Strikeforce belt with a unanimous decision victory over Nate Marquardt in January, this...

Apr 13, 2013 10:36 am

UFC 161 Betting Odds: Woodley Opens as -185 Favorite over Jake Shields

Former Strikeforce 170 pounders Tyron Woodley and Jake Shields will duke it out at UFC 161 in June. Woodley (11-1, 1-0 UFC) has opened up as a -185 favorite in this fight after coming off an impressive finish of Jay Heiron at UFC 156. The odds from BestFightOdds.com placed Shields at +145 in the upcoming...

Mar 22, 2013 7:07 am

Jordan Mein steps in for injured Dan Hardy, faces Matt Brown at UFC on FOX 7 | UFC News

An injury has forced Dan “The Outlaw” Hardy (25-10 MMA, 6-4 UFC) to pull out of his scheduled bout with Matt Brown (16-11 MMA, 6-5 UFC) at UFC on FOX 7 next month. Stepping in to fill the void will be Canadian welterweight Jordan “Young Gun” Mein (27-8 MMA, 1-0 UFC), who makes a quick return to action, fresh off his...

Mar 4, 2013 4:40 pm

UFC 161 slated for June 15 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada | UFC News

The UFC will return to Canada this summer, as a live event is set to take place in the MTS Centre in Winnipeg on June 15, 2013. The event, which is expected to serve as UFC 161 (a pay-per-view), will mark the organizations first appearance in the province of Manitoba. To date, the UFC has put on 12 fight cards in Canada,...