Daniel Teymur
Falls to submission yet again
February 23, 2019
Teymur lost to Chris Fishgold via submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:10 of Round 2 at UFC Fight Night 145 in Prague, Czech Republic on Saturday.
Teymur was on defense from the opening bell due to the pressure and takedowns of his opponent. While he did well to defend in Round 1, Fishgold got Teymur to the mat again to open the second frame, eventually finding the back and sinking in the choke. The Swedish fighter came into the UFC with an undefeated record but his striking game and grappling defense don't seem sufficient enough to compete at this level. He falls to 6-3 in professional MMA as a result of the loss, having tasted defeat in three consecutive contests.
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Fight in Prague on tap
January 11, 2019
Teymur will face Chris Fishgold at UFC Prague on Feb. 23.
Teymur is in desperate need of a win after losing each of his first two fights under the UFC banner. In fact, the native of Sweden hasn't tasted a victory since the Battle of Botnia in December of 2016.
Still looking for first UFC win after loss Friday
June 1, 2018
Teymur lost to Julio Arce via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:55 of Round 3 at UFC Fight Night on Friday in Utica, New York.
Teymur looked worse in his second fight with the company than he did in his first. Badly outclassed on the feet and slowly fading as the bout progressed, the Swede had no choice but to tap out to Arce's RNC attempt midway through Round 3. Teymur was decisioned by Danny Henry in his debut last July, but he took that fight on short notice. He had no such excuse for this one. While Teymur's older brother David is on a roll, Daniel may very well be handing his walking papers after his latest poor effort.
Nearly pulls off the short notice victory at UFC Fight Night Glasgow
July 16, 2017
Teymur lost to Danny Henry via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-26) at UFC Fight Night on Sunday in Glasgow, Scotland.
Teymur took this fight on short notice and nearly pulled off the victory. In the first round, he landed a devastating series of power shots. At multiple points in the round, it looked as if Henry was ready to go down. However, the Scottish fighter survived and continued to push forward. Teymur ran out of gas and struggle to stay off the ground for the rest of the fight. Teymur will almost certainly be back in the Octagon. He took this fight at lightweight despite normally fighting at featherweight, if he drops down a division, he can be successful in the UFC. Despite the loss, Teymur and Henry took home Fight of the Night bonuses for their efforts.