Five years ago, today, Tyron Woodley made his :36 second UFC debut

Five years ago, today, Tyron Woodley made his :36 second UFC debut

It was exactly five years ago that Tyron Woodley made his UFC debut. Woodley came from Strikeforce and had just lost his welterweight title to Nate Marquardt. Dana White had proclaimed that Strikeforce was the ‘B League’ and fans ate it up. So, when their fighters came over to the UFC noobs fans were skeptical of all of the talent.

As history showed, the Strikeforce fighters came in a wiped the floor with the UFC veterans. Ronda Rousey, Daniel Cormier, Luke Rockhold, Tyron Woodley, Fabricio Werdum; All came to the UFC and won the title.

Woodley made his debut with a blistering :36 second knockout of Jay Hieron. It was Hieron’s last fight, as he went on to be an actor/stuntman. Woodley however, went on to beat Robbie Lawler for the UFC welterweight title and has since successfully defended it three times.