Prior to each UFC card, Jay Primetown takes a close look at debuting fighters. In the latest installment, we look at a lightweight Daniel Teymur as he makes his UFC debut against fellow debutant Danny Henry.

Daniel “Kid Dynamite” Teymur

Hometown: Stockholm, Sweden
Age: 29
Height: 5-foot-6
Reach: 67 inches
Weight Class: Lightweight
Camp: Allstars Training Center
Career Record: 6-0
Key Wins: None
Key Losses: None

Background

The brother of fellow UFC fighter David Teymur, Daniel is undefeated entering the UFC, with all six of his victories coming inside the distance. 

Strengths

  • Good footwork
  • Targets lead leg well with switch kicks
  • Underrated offensive wrestler
  • Heavy ground and pound
  • Fights with composure

Weaknesses

  • Hittable on the feet
  • Chin is a question mark
  • Can struggle in grappling transitions

Fighter Grade

Offensive Striking: C+
Striking Defense: D
Knockout Power: C
Athleticism / Speed: C-
Footwork: C
Chin: D
Offensive Wrestling: C-
Takedown Defense: D-
Submissions: D+
Conditioning: D+
Intangibles: D+

Overall Grade: D+

Matchup with Danny Henry

In a matchup of debutants, this fight simply comes down to technique. Teymur is a composed, technical striker. He fights with confidence on the feet and is very fluid in his motion. Henry is much stiffer in his striking and will need to close the range to be effective. Look for Teymur to expose the striking deficiencies of his opponent and land a flush strike early in the bout to put his opponent away. Teymur (-220) is one of the better parlay legs on the card (click here to check live odds), but I’ll also be eyeing the inside the distance and knockout props once they are released closer to fight day.

UFC Ceiling

Teymur comes from a fighting family. His brother has had success in the UFC, showing off his striking skill set, and I expect Daniel to do the same. He could struggle with the bigger punchers in the division though, as his striking defense does need work. But his technique is good enough already to win fights against the bottom tier of the division. His grappling is also underrated, and he is capable of submissions, so there is potential for him to be a mid-tier UFC fighter. 

Fight Film

Check out Teymur in some of his most recent fights…

Teymur vs. Manolo Scianna

Teymur vs. Emerik Youmbi