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Tyron Woodley to make debut

Updated: January 2, 2013, 10:44 PM ET
By Brett Okamoto | ESPN.com

Former Strikeforce welterweight Tyron Woodley is set to make his Octagon debut against Jay Hieron at UFC 156 on Feb. 2 in Las Vegas. An undisclosed injury has forced Hieron's original opponent, Erick Silva, off the card. UFC officials announced the switch on Wednesday.

Woodley (10-1) is coming off the first loss of his career, a fourth-round TKO to Strikeforce welterweight champion Nate Marquardt. The former collegiate wrestler has posted notable decision wins over Tarec ...

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