David Teymur

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David Teymur
Born (1989-05-01) May 1, 1989 (age 30)[1]
Järfälla, Sweden[1]
Nickname(s)Underwear Man
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[1]
Weight155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)[1]
Reach73 in (185 cm)[1]
StyleMuay Thai, Kickboxing
Fighting out ofStockholm, Sweden
TeamAllstars Training Center
Stockholm Kickboxing Team
Years active2008-2013 (Muay Thai/Kickboxing)
2013-present (MMA)
Kickboxing record
By knockout11
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout4
By decision4
By submission1
By decision1
Other information
Notable relativesDaniel Teymur, brother
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
David Teymur
Medal record
Representing  Sweden
Muay Thai
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2009 Bangkok −67 kg

David Teymur (born May 1, 1989) is a Swedish professional mixed martial artist who competes in the lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Kickboxing and Muay Thai career[edit]

David and his older brother Daniel started out doing Muay Thai as youths, David started in 2004 at the age of 15, they had grown up watching their older brother Gabriel competing in kickboxing and boxing.

David had a decorated amateur career, at the highest point when he won a bronze medal at the IFMA World Championship A-class in Bangkok, Thailand in 2009. He also won the Nordic Championship once (muay thai) and the Swedish national Championship three times (twice in muay thai, once in kickboxing).[2]

He also competed professionally, where he completed a record of 39-2, with 11 wins by KO/TKO. He won the 2011 King of the Ring tournament in Oldenzaal, the Netherlands.[3][2]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Still competing in kickboxing and muay thai at the time, David and his brother Daniel Teymur started to train MMA in 2012-2013.

David made his MMA debut on October 19, 2013 at International Ring Fight Arena 5, where he lost by decision against Mattias Rosenlind.[4]

He rebounded from the loss as he had his next two fights in the same promotion, defeating Veselin Dukov by unanimous decision on April 5, 2014 and on November 22, 2014 he defeated Gaik Pogosyan by a first-round TKO due to knees.[5][6]

On April 4, 2015 he fought Robin Tuomi at Trophy MMA 6.[7] Teymur won the fight by TKO due to leg kicks and punches in the first round.[8]

The Ultimate Fighter[edit]

In August, 2015 it was announced that Teymur was selected for The Ultimate Fighter: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber.[9]

To get into the TUF house, he defeated Thibault Gouti by unanimous decision.[10]

In the elimination round he fought Johnny Nuñez. Teymur dropped Nunez with knees to the body early and with a left hook late in the fight. He won the fight by unanimous decision.[11]

In the quarter finals he fought Marcin Wrzosek. He lost by majority decision.[12]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Teymur made his UFC debut against TUF teammate and fellow Swedish fighter Martin Svensson on February 27, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 84.[13] He won the fight by TKO after he knocked Svensson down with an uppercut in the second round.[14]

His next fight was against Jason Novelli on August 6, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 92.[15] Teymur scored a knockdown from a straight left hand in round 1. In round 2 he scored two knockdowns, first by another straight left and moments later he won the fight by knockout after dropping Novelli to the canvas by a right-left hook combination.[16]

In his third fight with the promotion Teymur took on highly touted Lando Vannata on March 4, 2017 in the co-main event at UFC 209.[17][18] Despite coming in as a 3-1 underdog, Teymur got the upset and won the fight by unanimous decision.[19][20] The fight was awarded Fight of the Night honors.[21]

Teymur next fought undefeated Drakkar Klose on December 2, 2017 at UFC 218.[22] He won the fight by unanimous decision.[23]

Teymur was expected to face promotional newcomer Don Madge on May 27, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 130.[24] However, Madge pulled out of the fight in late April with an undisclosed injury.[25] As a result, Teymur was removed from the card entirely and rescheduled to face Nik Lentz the following week at UFC Fight Night 131.[26] He won the fight by unanimous decision.[27]

Teymur faced Charles Oliveira on February 2, 2019 at UFC Fight Night 144.[28] He lost the fight via an anaconda choke submission in the second round.[29]

Personal life[edit]

Teymur is Syriac. [30]Teymur's older brother, Daniel Teymur, is also a MMA fighter and currently signed with the UFC. 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.[31]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

Kickboxing and Muay Thai[edit]

  • Professional
    • 2011 K-1 ‘’King of the Ring’’ (Holland) tournament winner[1]
  • Amateur
  • IFMA
    • 2009 IFMA World Cup A-class Tournament Bronze (-67 kg) [1][3]
  • Regional championships
    • 2008 Swedish National Muay Thai Championship Gold (-63,5 kg)[34]
    • 2009 Swedish National Muay Thai Championship Silver (-67 kg)
    • 2009 Nordic Muay Thai Championship Gold (-67 kg)[1][35]
    • 2010 Swedish National Muay Thai Championship Gold (-67 kg)[36]
    • 2012 Swedish National Kickboxing Championship Gold (-71 kg)[37]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Professional record breakdown
10 matches 8 wins 2 losses
By knockout 4 0
By submission 0 1
By decision 4 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 8–2 Charles Oliveira Submission (anaconda choke) UFC Fight Night: Assunção vs. Moraes 2 February 2, 2019 2 0:55 Fortaleza, Brazil
Win 8–1 Nik Lentz Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Rivera vs. Moraes June 1, 2018 3 5:00 Utica, New York, United States
Win 7–1 Drakkar Klose Decision (unanimous) UFC 218 December 2, 2017 3 5:00 Detroit, Michigan, United States
Win 6–1 Lando Vannata Decision (unanimous) UFC 209 March 4, 2017 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Fight of the Night.
Win 5–1 Jason Novelli KO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Rodríguez vs. Caceres August 6, 2016 2 1:25 Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Win 4–1 Martin Svensson TKO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Silva vs. Bisping February 26, 2016 2 1:26 London, England
Win 3–1 Robin Tuomi TKO (leg kicks and punches) Trophy MMA 6 April 4, 2015 1 N/A Malmö, Sweden Catchweight (159 lbs) bout.
Win 2–1 Gaik Pogosyan TKO (knees) International Ring Fight Arena 7 November 22, 2014 1 2:57 Solna, Sweden
Win 1–1 Veselin Dukov Decision (unanimous) International Ring Fight Arena 6 April 5, 2014 3 5:00 Solna, Sweden
Loss 0–1 Mattias Rosenlind Decision (unanimous) International Ring Fight Arena 5 October 19, 2013 3 5:00 Solna, Sweden Lightweight debut.

Mixed martial arts exhibition record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 2–1 Marcin Wrzosek Decision (majority) The Ultimate Fighter: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber December 2, 2015 (airdate) 2 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States TUF 22 Quarter final round.
Win 2–0 Johnny Nuñez Decision (unanimous) The Ultimate Fighter: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber November 11, 2015 (airdate) 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States TUF 22 Elimination round.
Win 1–0 Thibault Gouti Decision (unanimous) The Ultimate Fighter: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber September 9, 2015 (airdate) 2 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States TUF 22 Qualifying round.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "David Teymur - Official UFCFighterProfile". UFC.com. Retrieved March 9, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "David Teymur". teymur.se.
  3. ^ a b "David Teymur". foxsports.com.
  4. ^ "IRFA 5 play-by-play and results". mmaviking.com. 2013-10-19.
  5. ^ "IRFA 6 play-by-play and results". mmaviking.com. 2014-04-05.
  6. ^ "IRFA 7 play-by-play and results". mmaviking.com. 2014-11-22.
  7. ^ "David Teymur Added, Trophy MMA VI Card Complete". mmaviking.com. 2015-03-23.
  8. ^ "Cageside Photos : David Teymur vs. Robin Tuomi at Trophy MMA 6". mmaviking.com. 2015-04-06.
  9. ^ "Cast revealed for The Ultimate Fighter: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber". sherdog.com. 2015-09-01.
  10. ^ "Episode No. 1 recap: 'The Ultimate Fighter 22: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber'". mmajunkie.com. 2015-09-10.
  11. ^ "'TUF 22' Recap: Episode 8". sherdog.com. 2015-11-11.
  12. ^ "'TUF 22' Recap: Episode 11". sherdog.com. 2015-12-02.
  13. ^ "'TUF 22' teammates Martin Svensson, David Teymur to meet at UFC Fight Night London". sherdog.com. 2015-12-17.
  14. ^ "UFC Fight Night 84 results: David Teymur stops Martin Svensson with big uppercut". mmajunkie.com. 2016-02-27.
  15. ^ "David Teymur vs. Jason Novelli added to UFC Fight Night 92 in Utah". mmajunkie.com. 2016-06-15.
  16. ^ "UFC Fight Night 92 results: David Teymur bombs out Jason Novelli in second round". mmajunkie.com. 2016-08-06.
  17. ^ "Lando Vannata vs David Teymur booked for UFC 209 on March 4". mmamania.com. 2016-12-28.
  18. ^ "UFC 209: Vannata-Teymur elevated to co-main event, Cooper-Calvillo bumped to main card". bloodyelbow.com. 2017-03-03.
  19. ^ "David Teymur beats Lando Vannata in three-round co-main event thriller". foxsports.com. 2016-03-05.
  20. ^ "UFC 209 results: David Teymur upsets Lando Vannata in back-and-forth standup battle". mmajunkie.com. 2017-03-05.
  21. ^ "UFC 209 post-fight bonuses: Teymur, Elkins among $50K winners". bloodyelbow.com. 2017-03-05.
  22. ^ Shaun Al-Shatti (2017-10-02). "David Teymur vs. Drakkar Klose slated for UFC 218". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2017-10-02.
  23. ^ "UFC 218 results: David Teymur outworks Drakkar Klose for unanimous decision". mmajunkie.com. 2017-12-02.
  24. ^ Staff (2018-04-18). "Newcomer Don Madge says he's fighting David Teymur at UFC Liverpool". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-04-18.
  25. ^ "UFC Liverpool card still undergoing changes with about a week to spare". mmajunkie.com. 2018-05-17.
  26. ^ Alexander K. Lee (2018-05-01). "David Teymur steps in to fight Nik Lentz at UFC Utica". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2018-05-01.
  27. ^ "UFC Fight Night 131 results: David Teymur outworks gritty Nik Lentz for decision". mmajunkie.com. 2018-06-01.
  28. ^ Marcelo Barone (2019-01-09). "Charles Oliveira is scheduled to fight David Teymur in February at UFC Fortaleza" (in Portuguese). sportv.globo.com. Retrieved 2019-01-09.
  29. ^ "UFC Fortaleza results: Charles Oliveira survives bad eye poke, stuns and chokes David Teymur". MMAjunkie. 2019-02-03. Retrieved 2019-02-03.
  30. ^ "UFC-fightern: "Bältet är mitt mål"". SVT.
  31. ^ "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.
  32. ^ "UFC 209 Bonuses: Teymur, Vannata, Elkins, Alcantara capture $50K awards". sherdog.com. 2017-03-05.
  33. ^ "2017 Fighter of the Year : David Teymur". mmaviking.com. 2018-01-02.
  34. ^ "Nya fighters presenterade sig på muay thai-SM (Swedish) / New prospects presented themselves at Swedish Muay Thai Championships". fightermag.se. 21 April 2008.
  35. ^ "Det blev 4 guld för Sverige i Nordiska mästerskapen i Muay Thai (Swedish) / Swedish fighters won 4 gold medals in Nordic Muay Thai Championships". rumbleofthekings.com.
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  37. ^ "Resultat från SM i Kickboxning (Full Contact, Low Kick, K1) (Swedish) / Results from Swedish Championships in Kickboxing (Full Contact, Low Kick, K1 rules)". fightermag.se. 18 June 2012.
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