Lloyd Woodard

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Lloyd Woodard
Born November 12, 1984 (age 32)
Washington, United States
Other names Cupcake
Residence Missoula, Montana, United States
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)
Division Lightweight (current)
Featherweight (formerly)
Reach 69.0 in (175 cm)
Fighting out of Missoula, Montana, United States
Team Dogpound Fight Team
Years active 2005–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 20
Wins 13
By knockout 4
By submission 7
By decision 2
Losses 7
By knockout 4
By decision 3
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Lloyd Woodard (born November 12, 1984) is an American professional mixed martial artist, currently competing in Titan FC's Lightweight division. A professional competitor since 2005, Woodard has also formerly competed for Bellator.

Background[edit]

Woodard was born in Washington, the third youngest in a family of nine children. At the age of two, his parents divorced resulting in he and his siblings moving in and out of relatives' homes in different regions of the country. While living in South Memphis, Woodard quickly learned to defend himself, being biracial, poor, and having a speech impediment until high school. Woodard also participated in wrestling for three years, excelling at the sport for Hellgate High School in Montana, where he graduated from. Woodard frequented a local boxing gym and also competed in a few amateur mixed martial arts fights before becoming a professional.[1] Woodard stated in a Bellator interview that when he was growing up he went through a "bad kid" phase. His best friend at the time got into an altercation with a former University of Montana basketball player and he and the rest of his friends came to get Woodard, the "tough kid" on the block. They avenged their friend by going to the kid's house and beating him up badly. Woodward said this was the "breaking point" of his life. Although Woodard did not actually participate in the fight, he was convicted of felony burglary and violated his probation after getting in more altercations. After revoking his probation he ended up in a prison boot camp. He added, "I'm glad it happened because I could control my feelings a lot better and have more control of my life."[citation needed]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Woodard's first amateur MMA match was on March 19, 2005, and he quickly amassed a 4-1 record.[2] Woodard made his professional MMA debut on October 11, 2008 and has made a name for himself by being a "scrappy fighter" with "unorthodox" submission skills. Before signing with Bellator, Woodard amassed a perfect 10-0 record.

Bellator[edit]

Lloyd Woodard is currently signed to Bellator, competing in their Lightweight division. Woodard made his Bellator debut at Bellator 36 on March 12, 2011, where he defeated Carey Vanier via TKO. Woodard lost for the first time in his career by decision to future Bellator Lightweight Champion Michael Chandler as a Lightweight semifinalist in the Bellator Season Tournament. In the quarter finals of Bellator's Season 6 Lightweight Tournament, Woodard faced Patricky Freire at Bellator 62. Woodard defeated Freire via submission in a back-and-forth fight. On April 20, 2012, Woodard faced Rick Hawn in the semifinals. Woodard lost the bout via knockout in the second round.

Woodard then participated in the Bellator Season 8 Lightweight Tournament Quarterfinals on January 31, 2013 at Bellator 87 against David Rickels. Woodard lost via unanimous decision.[3]

Post-Bellator[edit]

Woodard faced Dave Courchaine at ICF: Intense Cage Fighting 8 on March 22, 2013. Woodard lost via split decision, his third loss in a row. Woodard rebounded with a first-round TKO victory against Jerome Jones at KOTC: Unleashed on February 13, 2014.

Woodard is currently signed to Titan Fighting Championship. He made his debut for the organization against Kurt Holobaugh in a Titan FC Featherweight title eliminator bout on August 22, 2014 at Titan FC 29.[4] He lost via TKO in just 15 seconds of round one. Woodard was expected to face Danny White at GCMMA: Magic City Mayhem 4 on October 14, 2014.[5] However, the bout was cancelled for unknown reasons.[6]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 13–7 Jake Roberts TKO (punches) Intense Fighting Championship 24 April 9, 2016 1 N/A Great Falls, Montana, United States
Loss 13–6 Joe Eichelberger KO (punches and elbows) Prize FC 11: Rock N' Rumble August 28, 2015 2 1:06 Williston, North Dakota, United States For PFC Lightweight Championship.
Loss 13–5 Kurt Holobaugh TKO (punches) Titan FC 29 August 22, 2014 1 0:15 Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States Titan FC Featherweight title eliminator.
Win 13–4 Jerome Jones TKO (punches) KOTC: Unleashed February 13, 2014 2 2:28 Worley, Idaho, United States
Loss 12–4 Dave Courchaine Decision (split) ICF: Intense Cage Fighting 8 March 22, 2013 3 5:00 Tampa, Florida, United States
Loss 12–3 David Rickels Decision (unanimous) Bellator 87 January 31, 2013 3 5:00 Mount Pleasant, Michigan, United States Bellator Season Eight Lightweight Tournament Quarterfinal.
Loss 12–2 Rick Hawn KO (punch) Bellator 66 April 20, 2012 2 0:10 Cleveland, Ohio, United States Bellator Season Six Lightweight Tournament Semifinal.
Win 12–1 Patricky Freire Submission (kimura) Bellator 62 March 23, 2012 2 1:46 Laredo, Texas, United States Bellator Season Six Lightweight Tournament Quarterfinal.
Loss 11–1 Michael Chandler Decision (unanimous) Bellator 40 April 9, 2011 3 5:00 Newkirk, Oklahoma, United States Bellator Season Four Lightweight Tournament Semifinal.
Win 11–0 Carey Vanier TKO (punches) Bellator 36 March 12, 2011 2 0:46 Shreveport, Louisiana, United States Bellator Season Four Lightweight Tournament Quarterfinal.
Win 10–0 Alonzo Martinez Submission (rear-naked choke) Extreme Challenge: High Stakes July 16, 2010 1 4:15 Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States
Win 9–0 Jesse Evans Submission (punches) Pound'Em Productions: May 1 Mayhem May 1, 2010 1 1:56 Dickinson, North Dakota, United States
Win 8–0 Mike Hanks TKO (punches) CS: CageSport 9 February 20, 2010 3 1:54 Tacoma, Washington, United States
Win 7–0 Sterling Ford Submission (armbar) CS: CageSport 8 December 5, 2009 3 3:17 Tacoma, Washington, United States
Win 6–0 Ryan Healy Decision (unanimous) CS: CageSport 7 October 3, 2009 3 5:00 Tacoma, Washington, United States
Win 5–0 Jake Oyler Decision (unanimous) FightForce: Missoula Mayhem 6 July 17, 2009 3 5:00 Missoula, Montana, United States
Win 4–0 Marques Daniels Submission (kimura) CS: CageSport 5 May 16, 2009 1 4:51 Tacoma, Washington, United States
Win 3–0 Ryan Burwick TKO (punches) BB: Badlands Beatdown May 9, 2009 1 3:08 Dickinson, North Dakota, United States
Win 2–0 Carmen Cassella Submission (rear-naked choke) SF: Sport Fight 25: Wildcard April 3, 2009 1 2:31 Grand Ronde, Oregon, United States
Win 1–0 Mel Ott Submission (rear-naked choke) EB: Beatdown at 4 Bears 3 October 11, 2008 1 1:30 New Town, North Dakota, United States

Amateur mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 4–1 Billy Hederson N/A Fightforce: Missoula Mayhem 3 July 12, 2008 N/A N/A Missoula, Montana, United States
Win 3–1 Jeremy Jones Submission (armbar) Full Contact Fighting Federation: Rumble at the Roseland 22 May 20, 2006 1 2:26 Portland, Oregon, United States
Win 2–1 Randy Bingham Submission (rear-naked choke) Montana Caged Combat July 9, 2005 1 N/A Montana, United States
Loss 1–1 Ed Nuno KO (punch) SF: Sport Fight 10: Mayhem May 28, 2005 1 2:50 Gresham, Oregon, United States
Win 1–0 Loyal Newman Submission Full Contact Fighting Federation: Fight Night 7 March 19, 2005 1 3:18 Klamath Falls, Oregon, United States

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20131103175424/http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/writers/loretta_hunt/03/28/lloyd-woodard/1.html. Archived from the original on November 3, 2013. Retrieved July 20, 2013.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ "Lloyd Woodard". mixedmartialarts.com. 
  3. ^ "BELLATOR 87 RESULTS: PLAY-BY-PLAY & UPDATES". sherdog.com. January 31, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Kurt Holobaugh vs. Lloyd Woodard title eliminator added to Titan FC 29". mmajunkie.com. July 30, 2014. 
  5. ^ "GCMMA: Magic City Mayhem 4 Card & Results". sherdog.com. Retrieved September 7, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Lloyd Woodard vs. Danny White". Tapology.com. 

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