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Stockholm, Sweden’s Daniel Teymur earns 1st UFC win, beats Sung Bin Jo at ‘UFC Fight Night 153’

Coming from three consecutive losses, Daniel “Kid Dynamite” Teymur, 31, of Stockholm, Sweden, was one of the winners at “UFC Fight Night 153.” It was the Swedish mixed martial artist’s first victory in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Featuring 12 MMA matches, “UFC Fight Night 153” took place at the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm on June 1, 2019. In the eighth bout of the evening, Teymur fought UFC debutante “Korean Falcon” Sung Bin Jo, 26, of South Korea in the featherweight division with Rebin Saber as the referee.

Early in the first round, Teymur hit Sung with a left hook. The Korean contender caught his Swedish opponent’s arm but failed to end the bout with a submission.

Nothing much happened in the second round. In the third round, Teymur was able to put Sung on the mat and land a right hand.

After three five-minute rounds, the featherweight bout was left in the hands of the three judges, who scored it 30-27, 30-27 and 29-28. In the end, Saber raised the hand of Teymur, who was declared the winner via unanimous decision.

Winning at “UFC Fight Night 153” improved the professional MMA record of Teymur to 7 wins and 3 losses. He is the first fighter to defeat Sung, who now has 9 wins and 1 loss.

“UFC Fight Night 153” marked Teymur’s fourth UFC outing. He lost to his first three opponents in the promotion namely Danny “The Hatchet” Henry, 30, of Edinburgh, Scotland, Julio Arce, 29, of New Jersey, United States and Chris Fishgold, 26, of Liverpool, England.

Teymur was one of the five hometown fighters who competed at “UFC Fight Night 153.” Sung solely represented South Korea.

Including South and Sweden, 15 countries were represented at “UFC Fight Night 153.” The other countries were Austria, Brazil, Denmark, England, Finland, Germany, Italy, the Northern Mariana Islands, Russia, Scotland, Serbia, Spain and the U.S.

Born in Järfälla, Sweden on February 3, 1998, Teymur has been competing professionally since 2013. He joined the UFC in 2017.

“I can’t put it into words, especially being in Sweden,” Teymur said in his “UFC Fight Night 153” post-fight interview. “I want to tell you all I worked really, really hard for this. Nothing comes for free. You have to work.”

Here is a clip featuring Teymur:

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