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Who is Tyron Woodley? All You Need To Know About Tyron Woodley

Who is Tyron Woodley? He was once the most feared welterweight in the UFC. Now, Woodley takes on Jake Paul in a boxing match after finishing his MMA career with four straight losses.
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Who is Tyron Woodley? A Look At Woodley’s Career Ahead of Jake Paul Fight

For MMA fans, hearing someone ask “who is Tyron Woodley?” sounds a bit strange. But, for the potentially millions of Jake Paul fans watching Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley this weekend, it's a very popular question.

After all, Woodley isn’t and never was a worldwide superstar like Connor McGregor, Jon Jones or Georges St. Pierre. But, like all those fighters, he was once a world champion and considered to be the best fighter in his weight class.

Who is Tyron Woodley? Come this Sunday night in Cleveland you’re about to find out. It remains to be seen just how good of a boxer he can be. But, we know that he was once feared in the octagon and knows how to take a punch.

The latest Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley odds don’t give him much of a chance to win, but you’d be foolish to count out Tyron Woodley this weekend against Paul.

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Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley Information

  • Date: Sunday, August 29
  • Location: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse – Cleveland, Ohio
  • Start time: 8 p.m. ET
  • How to watch: Showtime PPV or Showtime App
  • Price: $59.99

Who is Tyron Woodley? Tyron Woodley Fight History

Tyron Woodley has exactly zero professional boxing experience coming into this fight, which has been a theme when it comes to boxing Jake Paul. But, he’s a seasoned veteran when it comes to combat sports in general.

Woodley was born in Ferguson, Missouri and attended the University of Missouri as a member of the wrestling team. From there, he took off as a grappler. Woodley is a two-time All-American wrestler and stood out on the mat.

That’s how Woodley got started into MMA. Tyron Woodley began his MMA career in Strikeforce, which is no longer in business but was once a respectable promotion. He racked up a 10-0 record in his first 10 matches and eventually suffered his first loss in a title fight against Nate Marquardt.

Eventually, the UFC absorbed Strikeforce, Woodley became a UFC fighter and earned his title by delivering a show-stopping KO to Robbie Lawler at UFC 201.

Woodley successfully defended his title four times before running into a buzz saw named Kamaru Usman. Woodley lost four straight fights to end his UFC career.

Tyron Woodley Fight Record

Loss19–7–1Vicente LuqueSubmission (Brabo choke)UFC 260March 27, 2021103:56
Loss19–6–1Colby CovingtonTKO (rib injury)UFC Fight Night: Covington vs. WoodleySeptember 19, 2020501:19
Loss19–5–1Gilbert BurnsDecision (unanimous)UFC on ESPN: Woodley vs. BurnsMay 30, 2020505:00
Loss19–4–1Kamaru UsmanDecision (unanimous)UFC 235March 2, 2019505:00
Win19–3–1Darren TillSubmission (Brabo choke)UFC 228September 8, 2018204:19
Win18–3–1Demian MaiaDecision (unanimous)UFC 214July 29, 2017505:00
Win17–3–1Stephen ThompsonDecision (majority)UFC 209March 4, 2017505:00
Draw16–3–1Stephen ThompsonDraw (majority)UFC 205November 12, 2016505:00
Win16–3Robbie LawlerKO (punches)UFC 201July 30, 2016102:12
Win15–3Kelvin GastelumDecision (split)UFC 183January 31, 2015305:00
Win14–3Dong Hyun KimTKO (punches)UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. LeAugust 23, 2014101:01
Loss13–3Rory MacDonaldDecision (unanimous)UFC 174June 14, 2014305:00
Win13–2Carlos ConditTKO (leg kick)UFC 171March 15, 2014202:00
Win12–2Josh KoscheckKO (punches)UFC 167November 16, 2013104:38
Loss11–2Jake ShieldsDecision (split)UFC 161June 15, 2013305:00
Win11–1Jay HieronKO (punches)UFC 156February 2, 2013100:36
Loss10–1Nate MarquardtKO (elbows and punches)Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. KennedyJuly 14, 2012401:39
Win10–0Jordan MeinDecision (split)Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. JardineJanuary 7, 2012305:00
Win9–0Paul DaleyDecision (unanimous)Strikeforce: Fedor vs. HendersonJuly 30, 2011305:00
Win8–0Tarec SaffiedineDecision (unanimous)Strikeforce Challengers: Woodley vs. SaffiedineJanuary 7, 2011305:00
Win7–0André GalvãoTKO (punches)Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Noons IIOctober 9, 2010101:48
Win6–0Nathan CoyDecision (split)Strikeforce Challengers: Lindland vs. CaseyMay 21, 2010305:00
Win5–0Rudy BearsSubmission (arm-triangle choke)Strikeforce Challengers: Woodley vs. BearsNovember 20, 2009102:52
Win4–0Zach LightSubmission (armbar)Strikeforce Challengers: Kennedy vs. CummingsSeptember 25, 2009203:38
Win3–0Salvador WoodsSubmission (Brabo choke)Strikeforce: Lawler vs. ShieldsJune 6, 2009104:20
Win2–0Jeff CarstensSubmission (rear-naked choke)Respect Is Earned: Brotherly Love BrawlApril 30, 2009100:48
Win1–0Steve SchniderTKO (submission to punches)Headhunter Productions: The Patriot Act 1February 7, 2009101:09

Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley Odds

Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley odds have shifted quite a bit since they went live earlier this year. When odds went live, Jake Paul’s odds were listed at -139 while Tyron Woodley’s odds to win sat at +100. Paul was still the favorite, but the odds were close.

That is no longer the case.

As of Tuesday, Jake Paul’s odds have shifted from -139 at open to an insane -190 less than a week before the fight. As for Woodley, those +100 odds are a thing of the past as he now sits at +162 to upset Jake Paul on Sunday.

As we detailed above, while Woodley has never boxed before he’s certainly no stranger to getting bloody in the ring, or octagon. But, sportsbooks seem to like Paul’s odds.

We saw a similar trend in Paul’s last fight against Ben Askren. Paul’s odds began to drift a few weeks before the fight. Then, as we got closer, sportsbooks slashed Jake Paul’s odds to win.

Eventually, he KOd Askren in the first round. We’ll see if that’s foreshadowing for this weekend’s Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley bout.

FighterJake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley OddsImplied Probability
Jake Paul-19065.5%
Tyron Woodley+16238.2%

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Brian is a sports journalist with close to ten years of experience in the business. A lifelong Philadelphia sports fan with a passion for all things sports gambling.


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