Filed under: News , UFC , Videos Tyron Woodley is the new UFC welterweight champion, and when he first claimed the belt this past month, even his own family could hardly believe it. In the latest “Thrill and Agony” video, which takes readers behind the scenes of major UFC shows, we go cageside and backstage immediately after Woodley’s (16-3 MMA, 6-2 UFC) big first-round knockout of now-ex-champ Robbie Lawler (27-11 MMA, 12-5 UFC) at UFC 201. The pay-per-view event, which took place July 30 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, saw another changing of the guard at 170 pounds, and the post-event emotions were obvious. Related: USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie Rankings, Aug. 2: Changing of the guard at welterweight Check out the above video to see friends, family and teammates react to the title fight.
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‘Thrill and Agony’ video: Tyron Woodley’s mom could hardly believe his UFC 201 win – MMA Junkie