What is Tyron Woodley's boxing record?
Former UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley successfully defended his title four times, and is awaiting an enticing rematch with Jake Paul Saturday.
The ex-UFC competitor started his life in combat sports as a wrestler at McCluer High School, and later at the University of Missouri. While he has little professional boxing experience, the 39-year-old has managed to make a name for himself.
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Woodley: veteran MMA fighter
Woodley, nicknamed “The Chosen One”, started professionally in mixed martial arts in 2009, and had his UFC debut in 2013. He had an undefeated run from 2014 to 2018, during which he became a UFC welterweight champion after beating Robbie Lawler in 2016 in an impressive first-round knockout.
The MMA fighter successfully defended his title four times, but eventually lost it in 2019.
He holds an impressive 19-7-1 professional MMA record, seven of the wins coming by way of knockout and five by submission. His UFC numbers stand at 9-7-1.
Woodley will be fighting in a different weight class from his mixed martial arts days. While Woodley competed in the UFC at 170 pounds, cruiserweight fighters compete at 190 pounds.
UFC's Woodley up next for Paul
In his most recent bout in August, Tyron Woodley was defeated by the 24-year-old former UFC champion Jake Paul, via split decision.
This Saturday, Woodley has the chance to redeem himself in the rematch against the YouTuber known as the "Problem Child," especially after tattooing his name on his skin.
The rivalry between those two has been fierce, with both fighters promising to knock the other out come Dec. 18