Previous Welterweight winner Tyron Woodley and ex-interim title holder, Colby Covington, will last but not least get the probability to put palms on just one another just after many years of back again-and-forth trash speak this Saturday evening (Sat., Sept 19, 2020) at UFC Vegas 11 from inside of UFC APEX, In Las Vegas, Nevada.
Prior to then, let’s take a excursion down Memory Lane to see a single of “The Chosen One’s” very best performances through his championship reign. In September of 2018, Woodley confronted Darren Till in the primary party of UFC 228. Coming into the title combat, “The Selected One” presently had two title defenses less than his belt, and was wanting for his 3rd against a man who had received four straight and was deemed one particular of his major threats.
The initial round saw Woodley consider to execute a few of takedown on the a great deal larger sized for, but for regardless of what cause referee Dan Miragliotta wouldn’t permit them work while i n the clinch, as he was fast to go in and simply call for separation.
In the opening seconds of round two, on the other hand, Woodley tried using a distinct approach, having down his opponent through a beautifully-time counter straight suitable that dropped “The Gorilla.” The champ then pounced on his wounded foe by landing just one large elbow right after an additional from guard. Right after punishing Till for practically four minutes on the floor, Woodley went on to sink in a combat-ending d’arce choke with 42 seconds remaining in the title fight.
Woodley would go on to drop his title in his next struggle to Kamaru Usman at UFC 235. He returned a 12 months later only to eliminate to Gilbert Burns at UFC on ESPN 9, giving him his very first two-fight dropping streak of his profession. Now, he will glimpse to convert it about from a gentleman who he deeply despises in Colby Covington.
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