Tyron Woodley Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 12 Jul, 2017
Facts of Tyron Woodley
Date of Birth: 1982 , April-17
Age: 38 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 9 Inch
Name Tyron Woodley
Birth Name Tyron Lanket Woodley
Nick Name The Chosen One
Father Deborah Woodley
Mother Sylvester Woodley
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Ferguson, Missouri, U.S.
Ethnicity black
Profession mixed martial artist, actor and former amateur wrestler
Working For UFC Welterweight Champion
Net Worth $4 million
Weight in KG 77 kg
Married Yes
Married to Averi Woodley
Children Dylan Woodley, Darron Woodley, Tyron Jr Woodley and Gabby Woodley
Education Mizzou
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Synopsis

Tyron Woodley is an American famous mixed martial artist, an actor as well as a former amateur wrestler for the University of Missouri. He bags his progress due to his extraordinary performance in his playing games.

Woodley is presently signed by the UFC and is the UFC Welterweight Champion. He won the Big 12 Conference Championship at the University of Missouri in 2003.

Early life and education

Tyron Woodley was born as Tyron Lanket Woodley on April 17, 1982, in Ferguson, Missouri, an area a few miles from the St. Louis, Missouri.

He was eleventh of the thirteen children of Sylvester Woodley and Deborah Woodley. He was elevated by his mother after his father left early in his life. 

During his high school, Woodley was on the honor roll every term, earned All-Conference fame in football and was a two-time state finalist in the wrestling finishing 48-0 and winning a state title.

After graduating from the McCluer High School in 2000, he had offers from the Nebraska, Northern Iowa, and Missouri. He also decided to attend Mizzou to help rebuild the wrestling team.

Woodley graduated from the Mizzou in 2005 with a major in Agricultural Economics. He is also a teammate of Current MMA fighter and 2008 Olympian Ben Askren.

Career

Tyron Woodley has a fruitful and victorious martial arts career. He made his MMA debut for the Headhunter Productions: The Patriot Act 1 on 7 February 2009 when he beat with Steve Schnider via submission in the first round.  

His next bout was against Jeff Carstens at the Respect Is Earned: Brotherly Love Brawl in 2006, June and joined the Strikeforce three months later.

Woodly’s first fight for the Strikeforce was June 6, 2006, against Sal Woods, who Woodly defeated in the first round via submission.

Woodley won 8 of his nine bouts on Strikeforce; his only loss came against Nate Marquardt on July 14, 2012.He joined the UFC in 2012; he debuted on February 2, 2013, at the UFC 156 where he beat Jay Hieron by KO. He loses his next fight against Jake Shields at UFC 161 and also Rory McDonald at UFC 174.

Woodly defeated Carlos Condit at UFC 171, Josh Koscheck at the UFC 167, Kelvin Gastelum by split decision at UFC 183.

Personal life

Tryon Woodley married Averi Woodley with whom he has four children, three sons Dylan, Darron, Tyron Jr and a daughter, Gabby.

Woodley’s wife Averi is co-owner and fitness trainer at the ATT Evolution. She is from St. Louis Missouri and graduated in 2008 from the Michigan State University.

Averi received her master’s Degree in Public Administration from the Southern Illinois University and worked as an educator for University City School District.

Woodley is the very straight forward who stands at the perfect height of 5 feet and 9 inches, and his total body weight is 170 lbs.

Net worth

Tyron Woodley is an American mixed martial arts champion and former amateur wrestler who has earned an enormous amount of salary from his career which adds up to his recent net worth of $4 million. 

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