Woodley vs Usman is one more great fight of Ultimate Fighting Championship. It’s the co-main event of UFC 235 which will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada. Both welterweights will have a serious confrontation. Review our thoughts on this bout here below.
On the 2nd of March Tyron “The Chosen One” Woodley (19-3) will defend his welterweight (170 pounds) title against Kamaru “The Nigerian Nightmare” Usman (14-1) at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. This is the fifth title defense for the champion, and he looks forward to defending his crown once again but “The Nigerian Nightmare” won’t let that go easily.
Tyron Woodley is a great champion. He defended his title 5 times which is really impressive in today’s UFC. He hasn’t lost a fight since 2014 and yet he doesn’t get the respect that he deserves. “The Chosen One” was underestimated in a lot of fights but proved doubters wrong. Coming off his spectacular submission win against young, hungry fighter Darren Till in September 2018, he proved the world again – Tyron Woodley is champion for a reason.
“The Chosen One” is fantastic MMA wrestler, has a very strong wrestling skills. Furthermore, he is an extremely explosive athlete, has real knockout power in his hands, third most knockdowns landed (10) among current welterweights. Also, Woodley has a long reach, he is very durable – only been finished once. Also champion is a very experienced fighter, been in deep water and found a way to win. However, T-Wood is short for a welterweight, doesn’t land many strikes, has become a bit of a “points” fighter – fighting to win decisions.
Kamaru Usman is a scary fighter. Usman is on 13 fights winning streak which is really impressive. He hasn’t lost since May 2013. In his last two fights, he defeated Rafael dos Anjos and Demian Maia which are really strong welterweights.
“The Nigerian Nightmare” is a freak athlete. It really seems like the sky is the limit with this kid. His wrestling and athletic abilities are amazing. He is a big welterweight and has great explosion, speed, strong chin, body control, and physicality to his fighting style. He also has excellent ground and pound, vicious elbows from inside the guard and half guard. Usman is a very strong, confident and very dangerous opponent. However, Nigerian wrestling takedown game is a little less effective than it could be, also sometimes he looks over-confident.
These fighters never met each other in the octagon.