Glover Teixeira

Glover Teixeira

Full NameGlover Teixeira

BornOctober 28, 1979

Height6 ft 2 in



Glover Lucas Teixeira, a Brazilian mixed martial artist, is now a renowned name in UFC’s Light heavyweight division. The current #9 rank holder in his weight category, Teixeira, also performed in notable combat sports organizations like Impact PC, WEC, Shooto and PFC. He has represented the Brazilian National Wrestling team as well. Glover Teixeira still trains in his Teixeira MMA & Fitness gym, which he inaugurated in 2014.

  1. Last 5 fights of Glover Teixeira
  2. Glover Teixeira Statistics
  3. Glover Teixeira Record
  4. Glover Teixeira MMA
  5. Glover Teixeira UFC
  6. Glover Teixeira Next Fight

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Last 5 fights of Glover Teixeira

WinJan BlachowiczUFC 267Submission (rear-naked choke)R 23:02
WinThiago SantosUFC on Espn: Santos vs. TeixeiraSubmission (rear-naked choke)R 31:49
WinAnthony SmithUFC Fight Night: Smith vs. TeixeiraTKO (punches)R 51:04
WinNikita KrylovUFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. GaethjeDecision (split)R 35:00
WinIon CutelabaUFC Fight Night: Jacare vs. HermanssonSubmission (rear-naked choke)23:37

Glover Teixeira Statistics

CoachSteve Mocco, John Hackleman, Fernly Feliz Sr.
Gym/Team/AssociationThe Pit, Teixeira MMA & Fitness
Date of Birth28-10-1979
Weight ClassLight heavyweight
HometownSobralia, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Glover Teixeira Record

MMA RecordCurrent professional MMA RecordCurrent professional MMA Streak

Win Method ratio: (KO/TKO: Submission: Decision) - 17: 8: 4

Glover Teixeira MMA

In his amateur days, Glover Texeira’s MMA career saw him squaring off against reputed fighters like Jeff Manson, Brandon Vera and Sokoudju. He also possesses 5th Degree Hawaiian Kempo Black Belt and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt.

Glover Teixeira UFC

Glover Teixeira’s UFC journey started in the summer of 2012. At UFC 146, he made his debut by forcing his opponent, Kyle Kingsbury, to tap out to an arm-triangle choke in just 1:53 minutes of the first round. His next notable fight was with the former UFC Light heavyweight Champion Quinton Jackson at UFC on Fox 6, which he won via unanimous decision.

Teixeira’s performance and ability to outwrestle the former Champion landed him in a match with Ryan Bader at UFC 160. The fight didn’t take place due to Bader pulling out and Teixeira faced James te Huna at the event instead. In just 2:38 minutes of the first round, Teixeira forced Huna to submit to the guillotine choke and went on to win the ‘Submission of the Night’ award. He finally faced Bader at UFC Fight Night 28, where he won via TKO in the first round. With the win, Teixeira earned the ‘Knockout of the Night’ award and became the #1 contender for the UFC Light heavyweight Championship.

Glover Teixeira suffered his first loss in UFC when he collided with Jon Jones at UFC 172. He bounced back soon and UFC Fight Night 73 saw him winning his first ‘Fight of the Night’ bonus for his match with Ovince Saint Preux. After a lot of speculations, Teixeira faced Rashad Evans at the UFC on Fox 19 event and his first-round victory got him the ‘Performance of the Night’ award.

At UFC Fight Night 109, Alexander Gustafsson handed Teixeira with another loss but their clash got credited with the ‘Fight of the Night’ honor. His second ‘Performance of the Night’ bonus award came at the expense of Ion Cutelaba, who he defeated via a rear-naked choke in the second round at UFC Fight Night: Jacare vs Hermansson.

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Glover Teixeira Next Fight

Glover Teixeira’s next fight is scheduled for UFC 275 on June 11th where he will be facing Jiří Procházka.

People Also Ask

Where does Glover Teixeira train?

Teixeira currently trains and instructs at his own gym Teixeira MMA & Fitness in Bethel, Connecticut.

How old is Teixeira?

42 years (October 28, 1979)

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