Teemu
Packalen
8-2-0( W-L-D )
Fight Night Bonuses: 1 Performance of the Night

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 3 fights.
Record: 8-2-0
Summary: Technical and aggressive, a surprising ground game

Fighter Info

Nickname: Pacu
From: Turku Finland
Fights Out Of: Turku Finland
Age: 30
Height: 6' 1" ( 185 cm )
Weight: 155 lb ( 70 kg )
Reach 72"

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
73
58% Successful
42
Types of Successful Strikes
0
42
74% Standing
26%
31
11
Striking Defense
47
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
11
27% Successful
3
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
2
10
0
Takedown Defense
100
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
Loss
Teemu Packalen
Mar 18, 2017
6
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Teemu Packalen
Feb 27, 2016
6
0
0
0
1
0
1
0
R1 Submission
Performance of the Night
Loss
Teemu Packalen
Jul 18, 2015
43
35
0
3
0
1
3
9
R3 Decision - Unanimous

Biography

TRAINING: We didn’t change anything major for this camp. In the mornings, I do my strength and conditioning and in the evening, I do sparring, drilling, etc. Sometimes we might do techniques and drilling for recovery training too.

When and why did you start training for fighting? It was maybe seven years ago. I was originally interested in wrestling and submission fighting. Our gym is traditionally known for being a hardcore MMA gym so I got sucked into MMA quite early. We agreed with my coach that first we are going to build a solid ground game, then start concentrating on MMA and stand-up.

What ranks and titles have you held? I´m a Finnish amateur champion in MMA and a Finnish champion in ADCC.

Do you have any heroes? I´m an old ice hockey player too, so I must say Finnish ice hockey legend Teemu Selänne.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It used to be a dream, and then it became a goal and now it´s a great reality. Now we have to set higher goals. The UFC is the way to make those goals happen.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No

What was your job before you started fighting? I was a machinery technician

Ranks in any martial arts styles: Brown belt in BJJ

Favorite grappling technique: Armbar / triangle combo

Favorite Striking technique: Jab

• Pro since 2012

• Six wins by submission (2 RNC, armbar, heel hook, kimura, guillotine), two by KO

• Four first round finishes

• Last pre-UFC win was 23-second submission of Suleiman Bouhata in April of 2015

• Had 2-0 amateur MMA record

Career

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