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Woodley impressed on the prelims with a quick and vicious knockout of Hieron.
Tyron Woodley (11-1) silenced a lot of critics with a quick knockout of Jay Hieron (23-7) in the FX prelims of UFC 156. The win gave the former Strikeforce contender a very impressive UFC debut. It also dropped Hieron to 0-2 in his most recent UFC run.
Immediately after the opening bell sounded, Woodley dropped Hieron with a big overhand right. He followed the veteran fighter to the ground and got finish with ground and pound.
What was the high point of the fight?
The moment Woodley's right hand connected. Pretty self explanatory.
Where do they go from here?
Coming off the loss to Nate Marquardt, this was the perfect rebound performance for Woodley. Hieron may not be in the elite of the Welterweight division, but he definitely sets up Tyron to get a shot against a top 15 fighter in his next outing.
Unfortunately for Hieron, it's never a good sign to go 0-2 in the UFC. The only thing that could save him from the chopping block is his strength of schedule. He'll probably get one more chance against a lower tier fighter, but that will be do-or-die for him.
Watch it now, later, or never?
Watch it now, it's a 36 second fight!