Erick Silva Out; Jay Hieron vs Tyron Woodley Booked for UFC 156

Jay Hieron

  • 23-6 MMA / 0-3 UFC Record
  • Lost 2 0f Last 3 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Jason High, Brent Weedman, Rick Hawn

Tyron Woodley


Tyron Woodley

  • 10-1 MMA / UFC Debut
  • Won 10 of 11 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Tarec Saffiedine, Paul Daley, Jordan Mein


UFC 156

February 2nd, 2013

Las Vegas, Nevada

Mandalay Bay Events Center


Jay Hieron returned to the UFC in October for the first time after an eight-year absence from the promotion. Unfortunately, he dropped a unanimous decision to Jake Ellenberger at UFC on FX 5. Hieron participated in one of Bellator’s welterweight tournaments, and won a shot at the title, but came up short and lost a unanimous decision to Ben Askren.

Tyron Woodley came up short on his first chance at a world title, when he lost to Nate Marquardt in the fourth round via knockout at Strikeforce: Rockhold vs Kennedy in one of the more classic fights in all of 2012. The loss snapped a ten-fight win streak to begin his career, which included decision wins over Tarec Saffiedine, Paul Daley, and Jordan Mein.


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