May 1, 1989|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight||155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)|
|Reach||73 in (185 cm)|
|Style||Muay Thai, Kickboxing|
|Fighting out of||Stockholm, Sweden|
Allstars Training Center |
Stockholm Kickboxing Team
2008-2013 (Muay Thai/Kickboxing) |
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Notable relatives||Daniel Teymur, brother|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
- 1 Kickboxing and Muay Thai career
- 2 Mixed martial arts career
- 3 Personal life
- 4 Championships and accomplishments
- 5 Mixed martial arts record
- 6 See also
- 7 References
- 8 External links
Kickboxing and Muay Thai career
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).
Mixed martial arts career
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.
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.
The Ultimate Fighter
In August, 2015 it was announced that Teymur was selected for The Ultimate Fighter: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber.
To get into the TUF house, he defeated Thibault Gouti by unanimous decision.
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.
In the quarter finals he fought Marcin Wrzosek. He lost by majority decision.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Teymur made his UFC debut against TUF teammate and fellow Swedish fighter Martin Svensson on February 27, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 84. He won the fight by TKO after he knocked Svensson down with an uppercut in the second round.
His next fight was against Jason Novelli on August 6, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 92. 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.
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. Despite coming in as a 3-1 underdog, Teymur got the upset and won the fight by unanimous decision. The fight was awarded Fight of the Night honors.
Teymur was expected to face promotional newcomer Don Madge on May 27, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 130. However, Madge pulled out of the fight in late April with an undisclosed injury. As a result, Teymur was removed from the card entirely and rescheduled to face Nik Lentz the following week at UFC Fight Night 131. He won the fight by unanimous decision.
Teymur is Syriac (Swedish: syrian). 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.
Championships and accomplishments
Mixed martial arts
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
- Nordic MMA Awards - MMAviking.com
- 2017 Fighter of the Year
Kickboxing and Muay Thai
- 2011 K-1 ‘’King of the Ring’’ (Holland) tournament winner
- Regional championships
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|9 matches||8 wins||1 loss|
|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, Stockholm County, Sweden|
|Win||1–1||Veselin Dukov||Decision (unanimous)||International Ring Fight Arena 6||April 5, 2014||3||5:00||Solna, Stockholm County, Sweden|
|Loss||0–1||Mattias Rosenlind||Decision (unanimous)||International Ring Fight Arena 5||October 19, 2013||3||5:00||Solna, Stockholm County, Sweden||Lightweight debut.|
Mixed martial arts exhibition record
|Exhibition record breakdown|
|3 matches||2 wins||1 loss|
|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.|
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- "Cageside Photos : David Teymur vs. Robin Tuomi at Trophy MMA 6". mmaviking.com. 2015-04-06.
- "Cast revealed for The Ultimate Fighter: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber". sherdog.com. 2015-09-01.
- "Episode No. 1 recap: 'The Ultimate Fighter 22: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber'". mmajunkie.com. 2015-09-10.
- "'TUF 22' Recap: Episode 8". sherdog.com. 2015-11-11.
- "'TUF 22' Recap: Episode 11". sherdog.com. 2015-12-02.
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- "UFC Fight Night 84 results: David Teymur stops Martin Svensson with big uppercut". mmajunkie.com. 2016-02-27.
- "David Teymur vs. Jason Novelli added to UFC Fight Night 92 in Utah". mmajunkie.com. 2016-06-15.
- "UFC Fight Night 92 results: David Teymur bombs out Jason Novelli in second round". mmajunkie.com. 2016-08-06.
- "Lando Vannata vs David Teymur booked for UFC 209 on March 4". mmamania.com. 2016-12-28.
- "UFC 209: Vannata-Teymur elevated to co-main event, Cooper-Calvillo bumped to main card". bloodyelbow.com. 2017-03-03.
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- "UFC 209 results: David Teymur upsets Lando Vannata in back-and-forth standup battle". mmajunkie.com. 2017-03-05.
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- Staff (2018-04-18). "Newcomer Don Madge says he's fighting David Teymur at UFC Liverpool". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-04-18.
- "UFC Liverpool card still undergoing changes with about a week to spare". mmajunkie.com. 2018-05-17.
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- "UFC Fight Night 131 results: David Teymur outworks gritty Nik Lentz for decision". mmajunkie.com. 2018-06-01.
- "UFC-fightern: "Bältet är mitt mål"". SVT.
- "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.
- "UFC 209 Bonuses: Teymur, Vannata, Elkins, Alcantara capture $50K awards". sherdog.com. 2017-03-05.
- "2017 Fighter of the Year : David Teymur". mmaviking.com. 2018-01-02.
- "Nya fighters presenterade sig på muay thai-SM (Swedish) / New prospects presented themselves at Swedish Muay Thai Championships". fightermag.se. 21 April 2008.
- "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.
- "Söndagens resultat thai SM (Swedish) / Results from sundays Swedish Muay Thai Championship". fightermag.se. 7 March 2010.
- "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.