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.
Brian Good
Tue, August 24, 2:03 PM EDT

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

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time
Loss 19–7–1 Vicente Luque Submission (Brabo choke) UFC 260 March 27, 2021 1 03:56
Loss 19–6–1 Colby Covington TKO (rib injury) UFC Fight Night: Covington vs. Woodley September 19, 2020 5 01:19
Loss 19–5–1 Gilbert Burns Decision (unanimous) UFC on ESPN: Woodley vs. Burns May 30, 2020 5 05:00
Loss 19–4–1 Kamaru Usman Decision (unanimous) UFC 235 March 2, 2019 5 05:00
Win 19–3–1 Darren Till Submission (Brabo choke) UFC 228 September 8, 2018 2 04:19
Win 18–3–1 Demian Maia Decision (unanimous) UFC 214 July 29, 2017 5 05:00
Win 17–3–1 Stephen Thompson Decision (majority) UFC 209 March 4, 2017 5 05:00
Draw 16–3–1 Stephen Thompson Draw (majority) UFC 205 November 12, 2016 5 05:00
Win 16–3 Robbie Lawler KO (punches) UFC 201 July 30, 2016 1 02:12
Win 15–3 Kelvin Gastelum Decision (split) UFC 183 January 31, 2015 3 05:00
Win 14–3 Dong Hyun Kim TKO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Le August 23, 2014 1 01:01
Loss 13–3 Rory MacDonald Decision (unanimous) UFC 174 June 14, 2014 3 05:00
Win 13–2 Carlos Condit TKO (leg kick) UFC 171 March 15, 2014 2 02:00
Win 12–2 Josh Koscheck KO (punches) UFC 167 November 16, 2013 1 04:38
Loss 11–2 Jake Shields Decision (split) UFC 161 June 15, 2013 3 05:00
Win 11–1 Jay Hieron KO (punches) UFC 156 February 2, 2013 1 00:36
Loss 10–1 Nate Marquardt KO (elbows and punches) Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy July 14, 2012 4 01:39
Win 10–0 Jordan Mein Decision (split) Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine January 7, 2012 3 05:00
Win 9–0 Paul Daley Decision (unanimous) Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson July 30, 2011 3 05:00
Win 8–0 Tarec Saffiedine Decision (unanimous) Strikeforce Challengers: Woodley vs. Saffiedine January 7, 2011 3 05:00
Win 7–0 André Galvão TKO (punches) Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Noons II October 9, 2010 1 01:48
Win 6–0 Nathan Coy Decision (split) Strikeforce Challengers: Lindland vs. Casey May 21, 2010 3 05:00
Win 5–0 Rudy Bears Submission (arm-triangle choke) Strikeforce Challengers: Woodley vs. Bears November 20, 2009 1 02:52
Win 4–0 Zach Light Submission (armbar) Strikeforce Challengers: Kennedy vs. Cummings September 25, 2009 2 03:38
Win 3–0 Salvador Woods Submission (Brabo choke) Strikeforce: Lawler vs. Shields June 6, 2009 1 04:20
Win 2–0 Jeff Carstens Submission (rear-naked choke) Respect Is Earned: Brotherly Love Brawl April 30, 2009 1 00:48
Win 1–0 Steve Schnider TKO (submission to punches) Headhunter Productions: The Patriot Act 1 February 7, 2009 1 01:09

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.

Fighter Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley Odds Implied Probability
Jake Paul -190 65.5%
Tyron Woodley +162 38.2%

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