David Teymur | 8-1 | 5’9 155 lbs. | Age 29 | Reach 73” | Southpaw Stance |
We’re on an amazing one-fight win streak and David Teymur is the man this weekend that will keep the ball rolling. There’s something in the water up in Scandinavia, as last week “Mr. Finland” Makwan Amirkhani lead us to glory and now the Swedish Teymur is where I see great value this weekend.
David Teymur is a -270 favorite against UFC veteran Nik Lentz, this is a great matchup for Teymur. I see an extremely safe bet to make a decent profit with this scrap. The Swede was a professional kickboxer and Muay Thai fighter before getting into MMA. In the UFC, he’s shown his standup to be world class, easily defeating creative striking counterpart “Groovy” Lando Vannata in 2017.
Nik Lentz doesn’t show the same polish on the feet, he’s a brawler that wears down opponents. Teymur is a smart counter striker who doesn’t get dragged into brawls. I think Nik Lentz will have trouble with Teymur’s left hand and brutal kicks on Friday Night.
The only problem area for David Teymur is the mat, Lentz was an NCAA wrestler with the University of Minnesota before turning to MMA. Teymur’s takedown defense against strong wrestlers in Drakkar Klose and Martin Svensson was strong though. Lentz is also a submission specialist, with 3 guillotine chokes in the UFC. But Teymur has relentless energy, which allows him to jump back to the feet quickly in the rare event he gets taken down.
In MMA though anything is possible, Nik Lentz could show off a new striking style and cartwheel kick KO Teymur inside 10 seconds. However logic points to this one being a fifth straight dominating effort for David Teymur.