Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Welterweight
Who won Usman vs Woodley?
Kamaru Usman beat Tyron Woodley by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest, during the co-main event of UFC 235, on Saturday 2nd March 2019 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Kamaru Usman.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
This contest was for the UFC welterweight championship.
Usman vs Woodley stats
Kamaru Usman stepped into the ring with a record of 14 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Tyron Woodley made his way to the ring with a record of 19 wins, 3 loses and 1 draw, with 7 of those wins by knock out and 5 by submission.
The stats suggested Usman had a slight advantage in power over Woodley, with a 43% knock out percentage over Woodley's 37%.
Kamaru Usman was the younger man by 5 years, at 34 years old.
Usman had a height advantage of 3 inches over Woodley. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Usman was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 8 less fights, and made his debut in 2012, 3 year and 9 months later than Woodley, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 14 less professional rounds, 56 to Woodley's 70.
Usman vs Woodley form
Tyron Woodley had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Colby Covington at UFC Vegas 11 on 19th September 2020 by knockout in the 5th round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Gilbert Burns at UFC Vegas 1 on 30th May 2020 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Kamaru Usman at UFC 235 on 2nd March 2019 by unanimous decision in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had won against Darren Till at UFC 228 on 8th September 2018 by submission in the 2nd round in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at American Airlines Center, Dallas.
He had beat Demian Maia at UFC 214 on 29th July 2017 by unanimous decision in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at Honda Center, Anaheim.
Usman's last 4 fights had come over a period of 4 years and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.5 rounds on average.
Woodley's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 1 month and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 22 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.4 rounds on average.