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


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


19-7-1 (UFC: 9-6-1)

Current Streak

4 straight losses


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


Championships Held

UFC Welterweight Champion: 2016-2019 (four successful title defenses)



– fantastic MMA wrestler
– very experienced
– explosive athlete
– knockout power in his hands
– scores lots of knockdowns
– long reach (arm & legs) relative to his height
– very well coached
– smart, cerebral fighter
– one of the best takedown defenses in UFC history
– very good significant striking defense
– very durable – only been finished twice
– extensive championship experience



– 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
– bad habit of backing himself into the fence
– struggles to pull the trigger
– in a massive slump



T-Wood’s quest to be the best welterweight of all-time went out the window when he ran into the Nigerian Nightmare.



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