Tyron Woodley a Rising Star in MMA

Tyron Woodley only became a professional MMA fighter seven months ago. After beating Zach Light Friday night on the Strikeforce Challengers card in Oklahoma, he's already 4-0 and one of the sport's best welterweight prospects.

Woodley, a former All-American wrestler at Missouri, dominated Light both in the stand-up and on the ground, punching him, slamming him and basically having his way with him before finishing him by second-round submission with an arm bar. Light showed toughness and determination, but Woodley was on a whole different level athletically.

At age 27, Woodley isn't exactly a youngster, but he is young in the sport, and he's still a little rough around the edges. But he's taking his training seriously and looking like a future star for Strikeforce. He's exactly the kind of fighter Strikeforce needs to develop, and I look forward to seeing him back in the Strikeforce cage gain soon.

More from MMA Fighting

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join MMA Fighting

You must be a member of MMA Fighting to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMA Fighting. You should read them.

Join MMA Fighting

You must be a member of MMA Fighting to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMA Fighting. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker