Tyron Woodley Scouting Report

Tyron Woodley Scouting Report

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Tyron Woodley Scouting Report

ANAHEIM, CA – JULY 29: Tyron Woodley (black shorts) fights Demian Maia of Brazil in the Welterweight title bout during UFC 214 at Honda Center on July 29, 2017 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

 

Tyron Woodley Scouting Report

Vitals

5’9″ 170 lbs (Welterweight)
74″ reach, 42″ leg reach, Orthodox
April 7, 1982

Record

19-3-1 (UFC: 9-2-1)

Current Streak

3 straight wins

Training

Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Two-time All-American NCAA wrestler

 

Championships Held

UFC Welterweight Champion: 2016-present (four successful title defenses)

 

Strengths

– fantastic MMA wrestler
– very experienced
– explosive athlete
– knockout power in his hands
– third most knockdowns landed (10) among current welterweights
– long reach (arm & legs) relative to his height
– very well coached
– smart, cerebral fighter
– best takedown defense in UFC history (stuffs 97.6% takedown attempts)
– very good significant striking defense (second best among active welterweights)
– very durable – only been finished once
– extensive championship experience

 

Weaknesses

– short for a welterweight
– getting old for a fighter
– has become a bit of a “points” fighter – fighting to win decisions
– doesn’t land many strikes
– doesn’t look for many submissions
– hard to finish, but has been KO’d before

 

Synopsis

While he hasn’t gotten over huge with fans, T-Wood is in the discussion (after GSP) as the best welterweight of all-time.

 

 

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