Tyron Woodley

Charleen 27 Jan,2016

Facts of Tyron Woodley

Full Name
Tyron Lakent Woodley
Last Name
Birth Name
Tyron Lakent Woodley
First Name
Famous Name
Tyron Woodley
Married to
Currently Married
Engaged Person Name
Kia Woodley
Relationship Status
Sylvester Woodley
Deborah Woodley
Dylan Woodley, Darron Woodley, Tyron Woodley Jr, and Gabby Woodley
No. of Siblings
No. of Instagram Followers
2 Million


Career & Net worth

Net Worth
$2 Million
MMA Fighter, Boxer
Started career as
Came to fame after
Facing Jake Paul


Married to
Currently Married
Engaged Person Name
Kia Woodley
Relationship Status

Tyron Woodley is an American professional MMA fighter. He is a former UFC Welterweight Champion who defended his title four times. A professional since 2009, he has also competed in Strikeforce. Also, he held the Welterweight title before losing it to Kamaru Usman at UFC 235.

The 5 feet 9 inches tall fighter is also a professional boxer who has been boxing since 2021. At the time of this post, he has a professional boxing record of 2-0-2. Both of the professional games were against famous internet star turned-boxer Jake Paul. 

How Rich Is Tyron Woodley? His Net Worth, Earnings, and Paycheck

Woodley earns a fortune amount of salary from his fighting career as he a former welterweight champion. He is estimated to have a net worth of over $2 million. The former welterweight champion is one of the highest-earning UFC fighters, with a UFC career disclosed earning of about $4,174,000

Tyron Tyron Woodley in a desert in Dubai.  SOURCE: Instagram @therealest

Woodley earned $500,000, excluding PPV money, despite his Championship loss to Kamaru Usman at UFC 235. He was paid $590,000 ($500,000 to show, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus, $40,000 fight week incentive pay) for his win against Darren Till at UFC 228- which is his highest paycheck to date.

Event  Salary/ Paycheck
UFC 156 $87,000 ($43,500 to show, $43,500 win bonus)
UFC 161 $52,000
UFC 167 $154,000 ($52,000 to show, $52,000 win bonus, $50,000 Knockout of the Night bonus)
UFC 171 $112,000 ($56,000 to show, $56,000 win bonus)
UFC 174 $60,000
UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Le $170,000 ($60,000 to show, $60,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus)
UFC 183 $139,000 ($65,000 to show, $65,000 win bonus, $9,000 from the opponent for missing weight)
UFC 192 $80,000 ($70,000 to show, $10,000 Reebok sponsorship) – UFC paid out despite the fight being canceled
UFC 201 $420,000 ($270,000 to show, $70,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus, $30,000 Reebok sponsorship)
UFC 205 $490,000 ($400,000 to show, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus, $40,000 Reebok sponsorship)
UFC 20 $540,000 ($400,000 to show, $100,000 win bonus, $40,000 Reebok sponsorship)
UFC 214 $540,000 ($500,000 to show, $40,000 Reebok sponsorship)
UFC 228 $590,000 ($500,000 to show, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus, $40,000 fight week incentive pay)
UFC 235  $540,000 ($500,000 to show, $40,000 fight week incentive pay)

In December 2017, UFC welterweight champion Woodley gifted his mother a house for Christmas. As we know, he is also a professional boxer who has made a massive amount of money from his two boxing matches with Jake Paul. He reportedly took home $2 million

Who Is Tyron Woodley’s Fiance, Kia Woodley: Everything On His Love Life 

Woodley is engaged to his girlfriend named, Kia Woodley. Kia is a sports journalist with a decent fan following on her self-titled Instagram handle, @foreverkia. It is unknown when they began dating, but now they are an engaged couple. Tyron and Kia got engaged in August 2022. The boxer kneeled down to propose to his wife in Ireland with a beautiful diamond ring.

Tyron Tyron Woodley's fiancee, Kia showing an engagement ring.  SOURCE: Instagram @therealest

The engaged couple also took to share the happy news on Instagram. The duo has not given any hints regarding their wedding plans yet. They might be married soon. Not to mention, this will be Tyron's second marriage, as his first wife is Averi Woodley

Woodley’s Past Marriage With Averi: How Many Kids Do They Have?

The MMA fighter was married to Averi for some time. They are reported to be college sweethearts. The former pair dated for a long time before finally walking down the aisle. They have known each other since high school and reconnected when they joined the  Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in Edwardsville, Illinois.

Tyron and Averi are the parents of four kids named Dylan Woodley, Darron Woodley, Tyron Woodley Jr, and Gabby Woodley. Their married life was going well, but later, it started sour. According to some online sources, Woodley was caught cheating on his wife. The paparazzi snapped pictures of him cup caking with a woman who was not his spouse. 

Tyron Tyron Woodley with his family.  SOURCE: Instagram @therealest

Due to that, their divorce rumors surfaced in the media, but both of them didn't respond to any questions. We can say that they are already separated as Tyron is now engaged to his fiancee, Kia. 

Explore Tyron Woodley’s Early Life and Family Background

Tyron Woodley was born on April 17, 1982, in Ferguson, Missouri, United States. Woodley is the 11th of 13th children born to Deborah and Sylvester Woodley. However, his father left the family early in his life. Thus, he was raised by his mother as a single parent.

During high school, Woodley was a two-sport athlete, competing in amateur wrestling and American football. Upon graduation from McCluer High School in 2000, he enrolled at the University of Missouri, where he joined their wrestling program.

Tyron Tyron Woodley shares a photo of his mother.  SOURCE: Instagram @therealest

There, Woodley became a two-time All-American (2003, 2005). In 2005, he graduated from the university, majoring in Agricultural Economics.

Professional Career From Strikeforce to Boxing

On February 7, 2009, Woodley made his professional MMA career debut against Steve Schnider at Headhunter Production. He won the fight via submission in round one. He next defeated Jeff Carstens at Respect Is Earned.

In June 2009, Woodley signed with Strikeforce and debuted against Salvador Wood. He won the fight via submission in round one. He had nine more fights at Strikeforce, recording eight wins and one loss.

UFC Career

On February 2, 2013, Woodley made his UFC debut against Jay Hieron at UFC 156, winning the fight via KO in round one. However, he was defeated in the ensuing fight by Jake Shields through a split decision in round three.

Rebounding from loss, he returned to fight at UFC 167, facing Josh Koscheck and successfully defeating Koscheck by KO. He next faced Carlos Condit at UFC 171 and won the bout. On June 14, 2014, Woodley went on the fight against Rory MacDonald. He lost the match via unanimous decision. Following the loss, he returned two months later at UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Le and successfully defeated Dong Hyun Kim.

TyronTyron Woodley after a fight against Jake Paul.  SOURCE: Instagram @therealest

Furthermore, Woodley set his victory against Kelvin Gastelum, Robbie Lawler, Stephen Thompson, Demian Maia, and Darren Till at UFC 183, 201, 209, 214, and 228, respectively.  

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Boxing Career

Woodley is also a professional boxer whose boxing career began after facing the internet star Jake Paul. On August 29, 2021, Jake and Tyron met each other. Jake won their first encounter. They faced each other for the second time on December 18 of the same year, in which Paul knocked down Woodley in the 6th round.

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Other Works: Movies, Music, TV, and Standup comedy

Apart from MMA, Woodley is also a rapper and broadcast analyst. He also runs a show on TMZ known as the Hollywood Beatdown with Tyron Woodley. Besides being a UFC champion, T-Wood is also an actor, and has appeared in movies like Straight Outta Compton, Indian Superhit movie Sultan, and escape plan two alongside Selvester Stallion, 50-Cent.

Tyron Tyron Woodley hangs out with his friends.  SOURCE: Instagram @therealest

Further, Woodley is also a comedian and rapper, as he has recorded a single with Wiz Khalifa called I'll beat yo'ass, which is available on iTunes.

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