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UFC 189 Fighter Profile: Rory McDonald

UFC 189’s co-main event features a welterweight championship battle between Rory McDonald and champion Robbie Lawler. This fight is a rematch of their UFC 167 clash in which Lawler won by split decision. McDonald has a record of 18-2 and trains at Tri-Star Gym in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. McDonald has fought since he was a teenager. After fighting in King of the Cage (KOTC), he...
Via isportsweb.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyron Woodley medically cleared, hopes to fight Johny Hendricks

After winning his second straight bout in January, Tyron Woodley hoped to continue his march towards a welterweight world title fight. However, the American Top Team and Roufusport member broke his right foot the following month. After four months on the shelf, UFC Tonight reports that Woodley has been medically cleared to begin MMA training once more. Not one to shoot for anything...
Via Fox Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Dana White: Kelvin Gastelum cutting to 170 is dangerous, not sold on the idea

Following a disastrous weight cut for his fight against Tyron Woodley earlier this year, former "Ultimate Fighter" winner Kelvin Gastelum was required to go up to middleweight for his next fight at UFC 188 and he looked better than ever as he smashed former title contender Nate Marquardt into submission after just two rounds. Gastelum looked healthy and vibrant before, during and...
Via Fox Sports
June 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Kelvin Gastelum Returns To Middleweight, Meets Nate Marquardt At UFC 188

After missing weight for his last welterweight bout against Tyron Woodley by four astonishing pounds, which was proceeded by a couple of tough weight cuts, Kelvin Gastelum (pictured) is being forced to return to the middleweight division. On Tuesday, it was announced Gastelum will face veteran Nate Marquardt at UFC 188. The June 13 event takes place inside Arena Ciudad de Mexico...
Via 5thRound.com
March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Kelvin Gastelum: 'I didn't lose' to Tyron Woodley, wants to return to welterweight

Just when it looked like Kelvin Gastelum had his weight cutting issues under control, the former Ultimate Fighter winner failed to hit the mark in his last fight against Tyron Woodley at UFC 183. Gastelum actually had to take a trip to the hospital while going through the rigors of weight cutting and the fight with Woodley ended up as a catchweight bout at 180-pounds. Despite the...
Via Fox Sports
March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

What’s next for UFC Fight Night 60’s Benson Henderson?

A ballsy Benson Henderson did not, I repeat, did not hesitate to call out Canadian psycho and top welterweight contender Rory MacDonald after his impressive victory over Brandon Thatch at UFC Fight Night 60 in Broomfield, CO this past Saturday night. While UFC President Dana White was quick to squash the MacDonald-Bendo during the post-fight presser, we still do not know whether...
Via Fight Booth
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Woodley opts for surgery over rest for (legitimately) broken foot

ST. LOUIS -- If you saw a photograph of the X-Ray, you probably would not be surprised to learn that Tyron Woodley will undergo surgery Tuesday morning on the foot he broke during his victory over Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 183. The right X-Ray photo, that is. When Woodley last Monday learned he had broken his foot, he wanted to let his fans know. So he issued the news on his Twitter...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Tyron Woodley's weekend: A risk, a fracture and a crucial UFC win

ST. LOUIS -- Unless you are a UFC fan, you probably have no idea who is the baddest professional athlete in this part of the world. But if you read this and think you still know someone who's tougher than Tyron Woodley, let me know. Because if there's anyone out there who can accomplish what the St. Louis welterweight contender managed last week, that person would make a heckuva...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Tyron Woodley's weekend: A risk, a fracture and a crucial UFC win

ST. LOUIS -- Unless you are a UFC fan, you probably have no idea who is the baddest professional athlete in this part of the world. But if you read this and think you still know someone who's tougher than Tyron Woodley, let me know. Because if there's anyone out there who can accomplish what the St. Louis welterweight contender managed last week, that person would make a heckuva...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Tyron Woodley Broke Foot During Victory Against Kelvin Gastelum

UFC welterweight star Tyron Woodley has revealed that he broke his foot in the opening round of his fight with Kelvin Gastelum in the co-main event of UFC 183 this past Saturday night. Despite the injury Woodley opted to fight on and eventually won by split decision without giving away any indication of his ailment. “Well @UFC fans I broke my foot N the 1st rnd,” Woodley wrote...
Via Fight Of The Night
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Fighters of the Week

  1. Anderson Silva: “I back. I back.” 2. Tyron Woodley: Overcame a grotesque weigh-in deficiency to hand Kelvin Gastelum his first loss of his career and set himself up for a title fight after another win. 3. Robinson Castellanos: The late-bloomer dominated Rocky Juarez en route to a shot at the Jhonny Gonzalez and his WBC Featherweight strap. 4. Fang Bian: Pulled an astounding...
Via Undercard Superstar
February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Anderson Silva beats Nick Diaz in return to octagon

The Spider is back…well sort of. Anderson Silva returned from a career threatening injury to win a unanimous decision over Nick Diaz. While the win was nice, the story was the Silva we saw and didn’t see at UFC 183.
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
February 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Tyron Woodley gets split decision win over Kelvin Gastelum

LAS VEGAS -- It wasn't a crowd pleaser, but Tyron Woodley was happy with winning a split decision over Kelvin Gastelum on Saturday in the UFC 183 co-main event. "I'm happy," he said, post-fight. Woodley was happy to prove he is capable of winning close fights that go the distance. He did that and more, in fighting a much heavier Gastelum. The TUF winner missed weight by almost ten...
Via Fox Sports
February 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Tyron Woodley Defeats Kelvin Gastelum By Split Decision At UFC 183

Tyron Woodley edged out Kelvin Gastelum by split decision tonight at UFC 183 in an at times underwhelming fight that’s unlikely to live long in the memory. Round one: High right kick from Woodley to start. Right hand from him too after a momentarily lull. A minute in and both men are just moving around each other. Gastelum unleashes a few punches that come up short. He gets...
Via Fight Of The Night
January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Tyron Woodley gets split decision win over Kelvin Gastelum

LAS VEGAS -- It wasn't a crowd pleaser, but Tyron Woodley was happy with winning a split decision over Kelvin Gastelum on Saturday in the UFC 183 co-main event. "I'm happy," he said, post-fight. Woodley was happy to prove he is capable of winning close fights that go the distance. He did that and more, in fighting a much heavier Gastelum. The TUF winner missed weight by almost 10...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Tyron Woodley says Roufusport training camp made MMA 'fun again'

Over the years, welterweight contender Tyron Woodley has become one of American Top Team's very best fighters. Though "The Chosen One" still reps ATT, the St. Louis native chose a gym closer to home to conduct his training camp for this Saturday's UFC 183. For the past weeks, Woodley and his coaches and teammates Din Thomas and Yves Edwards have gotten work in Milwaukee's Roufusport...
Via Fox Sports
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

In UFC 183, Woodley is the veteran contender, Gastelum the unbeaten upstart

ST. LOUIS -- The script has been reversed for St. Louis UFC welterweight Tyron Woodley. Not that long ago, Woodley was the unbeaten upstart looking to take down the veteran contender on the way to a shot at the title. The opponent was Nate Marquardt, the year was 2012 and at stake was the Strikeforce welterweight title. Woodley was pummeled in a fourth-round TKO. This time, on Super...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC star and Ferguson native Woodley hopes sides can find middle ground

ST. LOUIS -- UFC welterweight Tyron Woodley is back in the gym, the first extended break of his career over. This was a real rest, too. "I was lazy," he said. He ate pizza and ice cream and did nothing in the gym for two months. "I've been in a sport consistently with no breaks, no gaps in competition or training, since I was 9 years old," said the 32-year-old Woodley, who admits...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Tyron Woodley says home town Ferguson riots 'terrible, embarrassing'

UFC welterweight contender Tyron Woodley (14-3) has just signed on to fight Kelvin Gastelum (10-0) at UFC 183 in Las Vegas, so he now embarks on the training camp journey of single-mindedly focusing on preparing himself for battle. However, as a Ferguson, MO native, Woodley also has his mind on the embattled town he grew up in, still lives near and still loves. Walking around his...
Via Fox Sports
November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Kelvin Gastelum Vs Tyron Woodley Set As UFC 183 Co-Main Event

A welterweight showdown between Kelvin Gastelum and Tyron Woodley has been pegged as the co-main event for UFC 183 on January 31st in Las Vegas. Gastelum fought just this past weekend in the co-main event of UFC 180 and impressed with a first round submission stoppage against Jake Ellenberger. This was the biggest win of the TUF 17 winner’s unbeaten 10-0 career to date, and with...
Via Fight Of The Night
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Tyron Woodley meets Kelvin Gastelum in UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz co-main event

Fresh off a huge first round submission win over the weekend, Kelvin Gastelum burst into the top 10 rankings for the welterweight division and now he'll have a chance to move even further up the ladder when he faces Tyron Woodley in the co-main event for UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz. UFC officials announced the new matchup on Tuesday. Gastelum moved to a perfect 10-0 with a win over Jake...
Via Fox Sports
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Kelvin Gastelum Makes Quick Return, Fights Tyron Woodley at UFC 183

Just three days removed from quickly submitting Jake Ellenberger at UFC 180, welterweight Kelvin Gastelum (pictured) has been issued his next assignment. Gastelum will meet Tyron Woodley at UFC 183. UFC officials announced the scrap Tuesday. The January 31 event takes place inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Gastelum owns a perfect 10-0 professional record, with...
Via 5thRound.com
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC's Tyron Woodley to hold speaking tour with hopes of tempering unrest in Ferguson

Protests and unrest in Ferguson, Mo., might not be drawing a ton of headlines anymore. The Michael Brown shooting and aftermath is out of the public eye as the 24-hour news cycle turns to other topics. Tyron Woodley wouldn’t know. Everything happening in Ferguson directly affects his life -- he lives there. "It's way to close to home," Woodley told FOX Sports. "I have to take a...
Via Fox Sports
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Tyron Woodley lands role in NWA biopic 'Straight Outta Compton'

UFC welterweight Tyron Woodley might be best known for knocking people out in the Octagon, but he's quickly gaining recognition for his acting skills in Hollywood. Woodley has already starred and done stunts in several high profile television shows and films including Marvel's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' and 'Olympus Has Fallen'.  Now the top 10 ranked fighter has landed a small part...
Via Fox Sports
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Why Tyron Woodley will not get a title shot anytime soon

Tyron Woodley has talked a lot about title shots recently but seems on a mission to make sure he never gets one. Coming off of an impressive first round finish of Dong Hyun Kim, he moved up into the number three spot in the rankings behind only Robbie Lawler and Rory MacDonald. In theory, this would put him poised to fight for the title in early 2015. Instead, he is moving further...
Via Fight Booth
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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