Tyron Woodley didn’t get to fight at the final Strikeforce show, but instead he’ll get the chance to debut in the Octagon instead as he replaces Erick Silva at UFC 156 in February.

UFC officials announced Wednesday that Woodley has accepted a fight on the Super Bowl weekend card against Jay Hieron as he transitions from Strikeforce to the UFC.

A former wrestler from Missouri, Tyron Woodley has been one of the top prospects in the welterweight division for the past few years.

With wins over names like Paul Daley and Tarec Saffiedine, Woodley is a formidable opponent for anyone in the UFC, and now he gets his chance to prove it facing another former Strikeforce fighter in Jay Hieron.

The two welterweights battle at UFC 156 as part of the card taking place on Feb 2 during Super Bowl weekend.

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