Daniel Teymur

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Daniel Teymur
Born (1988-02-03) February 3, 1988 (age 31)
Järfälla, Sweden
Nickname(s)Kid Dynamite
Weight145 lb (66 kg; 10.4 st)
StyleMuay Thai, Kickboxing, Submission wrestling
Fighting out ofStockholm, Sweden
TeamAllstars Training Center
Stockholm Kickboxing Team
Years active2013-present (MMA)
2008-2013 (kickboxing)
Kickboxing record
By knockout11
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout3
By submission3
By decision1
By submission2
By decision1
Other information
Notable relativesDavid Teymur, brother
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Daniel Teymur (born February 3, 1988) is a Swedish professional mixed martial artist. He was the Nordic champion in Thaiboxing[1] and he competes in the lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).[2]


Teymur and his younger brother David Teymur, started training Muay Thai when he was a teenager. Both of the Teymur brothers grew up watching their older brother, Gabriel Teymur, competing in kickboxing and boxing. Teymur competed in Muay Thai and kickboxing with a record of 27-4 prior transitioned to MMA.[3] He won Swedish national championship three times in Muay Thai and once in kickboxing and the Muay Thai Nordic championship one time.[1]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Teymur fought his first six fights on the European circuit, racking up a record of 6-0, all in first round finishes (3 by KO/TKO, 3 by submission). His last fight, prior joining UFC, was at Battle of Botnia in 2016, facing Manolo Scianna,[4] and he won the technical knockout in the first round.[5][6]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

In his promotional debut, Teymur faced Danny Henry at UFC Fight Night 113 on July 16, 2017.[7][8] He lost the bout by unanimous decision.[9] Despite the loss, Teymur was awarded a Fight of the Night bonus award.[10]

Teymur faced Julio Arce on June 1, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 131.[11] He lost the fight via rear naked choke submission in the third round.[12]

Next he fought Chris Fishgold on February 23, 2019 at UFC Fight Night 145.[13] He lost the fight via submission in the second round.[14]

Teymur faced Sung Bin Jo on June 1, 2019 at UFC Fight Night 153.[15] He won the fight by unanimous decision.[16]

Teymur is scheduled to face newcomer Chase Hooper on December 14, 2019 at UFC 245.[17]

Personal life[edit]

Teymur's younger brother, David Teymur, is also a MMA fighter and currently signed with the UFC.[18][19] Both brothers transitioned to MMA from kickboxing and Muay Thai in 2012, making their debuts in 2013. A few years later both got into the UFC. David was signed in 2015 and Daniel in 2017.

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Kickboxing and Muay Thai[edit]

  • Regional championships
    • 2008 Swedish National Muay Thai Championship Gold (-60 kg)
    • 2008 Nordic Muay Thai Championship Gold (-60 kg)
    • 2009 Swedish National Muay Thai Championship Gold (-63,5 kg)
    • 2010 Swedish National Muay Thai Championship Gold (-63,5 kg)
    • 2012 Swedish National Kickboxing Championship Gold (-67 kg)

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Professional record breakdown
10 matches 7 wins 3 losses
By knockout 3 0
By submission 3 2
By decision 1 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 7–3 Sung Bin Jo Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Gustafsson vs. Smith June 1, 2019 3 5:00 Stockholm, Sweden
Loss 6–3 Chris Fishgold Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC Fight Night: Błachowicz vs. Santos February 23, 2019 2 1:10 Prague, Czech Republic
Loss 6–2 Julio Arce Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC Fight Night: Rivera vs. Moraes June 1, 2018 3 2:55 Utica, New York, United States Featherweight debut.
Loss 6–1 Danny Henry Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Nelson vs. Ponzinibbio July 16, 2017 3 5:00 Glasgow, Scotland Fight of the Night.
Win 6–0 Manolo Scianna TKO (punches) Battle of Botnia 2016 December 10, 2016 1 1:06 Umeå, Sweden Catchweight (150 lbs) bout.
Win 5–0 Davor Matic Submission (armbar) Scandinavian Fight Nights 1 June 4, 2016 1 N/A Stockholm, Sweden
Win 4–0 Emerik Youmbi Submission (guillotine choke) Lions FC 6 September 12, 2015 1 3:27 Neuchatel, Switzeland Lightweight debut.
Win 3–0 Svyatoslav Shabanov Submission (armbar) International Ring Fight Arena 7 November 22, 2014 1 2:37 Solna, Sweden Catchweight (150 lbs) bout.
Win 2–0 Alexander Denic TKO (punches) International Ring Fight Arena 6 April 5, 2014 1 1:01 Solna, Sweden Catchweight (150 lbs) bout.
Win 1–0 Piotr Pączek TKO (leg kicks and punches) International Ring Fight Arena 5 October 19, 2013 1 1:32 Solna, Sweden Catchweight (148 lbs) bout.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Staff, MMA Viking (2017-03-03). "Daniel Teymur 'Ready to Jump In' Versus Tony Ferguson". Nordic MMA Everyday at MMA Viking. Retrieved 2017-07-03.
  2. ^ "Daniel Teymur | MMA Fighter Page | Tapology". Tapology. Retrieved 2017-07-03.
  3. ^ "10 svenskar som kan göra UFC-debut i Globen". MMAnytt.se (in Swedish). 2017-02-06. Retrieved 2017-07-14.
  4. ^ Karlsson, Per (2016-12-10). "Battle of Botnia 2016 Preview, with Teymur Headliner and Westin Co-Headliner". Nordic MMA Everyday at MMA Viking. Retrieved 2017-07-03.
  5. ^ Sherdog.com. "Daniel Teymur". Sherdog. Retrieved 2017-07-03.
  6. ^ Karlsson, Per (2016-12-10). "Results : Teymur and Westin Win at Battle of Botnia 2016". Nordic MMA Everyday at MMA Viking. Retrieved 2017-07-03.
  7. ^ "Danny Henry and Daniel Teymur Called up for UFC Glasgow Clash". MMAUNO.COM. 2017-07-01. Retrieved 2017-07-03.
  8. ^ Jordan, Dale (2017-07-01). "Danny Henry makes UFC debut against Daniel Teymur at UFC Glasgow". MMA Mad. Retrieved 2017-07-03.
  9. ^ "UFC Fight Night 113 results: Danny Henry shifts momentum to outslug Daniel Teymur". MMAjunkie. 2017-07-16. Retrieved 2017-07-17.
  10. ^ Staff (2017-07-16). "UFC Fight Night 113 bonuses: Santiago Ponzinibbio leads $50,000 winners with upset KO". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-07-16.
  11. ^ Staff (2018-04-11). "UFC Fight Night 131 in Utica gets two new bouts". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-04-11.
  12. ^ "UFC Fight Night 131 results: Julio Arce outstrikes, then chokes out Daniel Teymur". MMAjunkie. 2018-06-02. Retrieved 2018-06-02.
  13. ^ Staff (2019-01-11). "Chris Fishgold vs. Daniel Teymur lined up for UFC's first visit to Prague". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2019-01-11.
  14. ^ "UFC Prague results: Chris Fishgold brilliant on mat for submission of Daniel Teymur". MMAjunkie. 2019-02-23. Retrieved 2019-02-24.
  15. ^ "MMA Preview – Daniel Teymur vs Sung Bin Jo at UFC Fight Night 153 - The Stats Zone". TheStatsZone.com. Retrieved 2019-06-02.
  16. ^ "UFC Stockholm: Daniel Teymur Hands Sung Bin Jo His First Defeat". TheMix.net. 2019-06-01. Retrieved 2019-06-02.
  17. ^ DNA, MMA. "UFC debuut voor Chase Hooper tegen Daniel Teymur tijdens UFC 245 in Las Vegas". Retrieved 2019-11-02.
  18. ^ "Daniel Teymur skriver på för UFC – debuterar i Skottland (Swedish) / Daniel Teymur signs with the UFC, debuts in Scotland". www.kimura.se. 2017-07-14.
  19. ^ "After UFC 209's 'Fight of the Night' battle, David Teymur and Lando Vannata all about mutual respect". mmajunkie.com. 2017-03-06.
  20. ^ "UFC Fight Night 113 bonuses: Ponzinibbio, Felder, Henry, Teymur leave Scotland with $50K". sherdog.com. 2017-07-16.
  21. ^ Sherdog.com. "Daniel". Sherdog. Retrieved 2018-04-15.

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