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Glover Teixeira

Glover Teixeira

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  • Name: Glover Teixeira
  • Professional MMA Record: 22-3-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: N/A
  • Current Streak: 1 Loss
  • Age: 34 | Date of Birth: 1979.10.28
  • Last Fight: April 26, 2014 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Light Heavyweight | Last Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: American Top Team
  • Height: 6'2" (188cm) | Reach: 76.0" (193cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $178,000 USD
  • Born: Sobrália, Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG  |
  • Fighting out of: San Luis Obispo, California
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook

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Teixeira is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt under Luigi Mondelli. Teixeira currently trains and instructs at The Pit with instructor John Hackleman, former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell, and also with UFC, WEC veteran and current DREAM fighter Antonio Banuelos. His background includes a variety of grappling and MMA tournaments: Grappler's Quest, NAGA, Sport Fight (where he was the light heavyweight champion). Under submission wrestling rules, he grappled well known fighters Jeff Monson and Brandon Vera. He won the 2009 Brazilian ADCC trials in the under 99 kg division and in the 2011 Brazilian ADCC trials he took the second place. Teixeira defeated future UFC and PRIDE veteran Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou by KO on October 12, 2006 at WEC 24. Teixeira was featured in the second season opening episode of the MMA reality television series TapouT.

At UFC 146, Teixeira made his highly anticipated debut against Kyle Kingsbury. Teixeira put on a dominant performance en route to a 1st round submission victory at 1:53 into the fight. Due to the imposing nature of this showcase, many fighters have been apprehensive with regards to accepting a match up with the aforementioned Teixeira. Originally, his next bout was scheduled to be against former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Quinton "Rampage" Jackson. However, Jackson pulled out of the fight with an injury and he was replaced by Fabio Maldonado. Before he was slated to fight Maldonado, there were several reports that former UFC Light Heavyweight Champions Mauricio Shogun Rua and Rashad Evans had turned down the proposed opponent. Teixeira would go on to defeat Maldonado in vicious fashion with a TKO coming by way of a doctor's stoppage following the conclusion of the 2nd round.

Glover's next fight would come against former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, Quinton "Rampage" Jackson on UFC on FOX 6. Teixeira would go on to win by unanimous decision. He would keep his winning streak alive when he defeated James Te Huna at UFC 160 winning the Submission of the Night in the process for his first round finish. At UFC Fight Night 28, Teixeira would go on to defeat Ryan Bader by first round knockout en route to extending his win streak to 20 fights.

Texeira's winning streak would end when he faced Jon Jones for the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship at UFC 172. Texeira was unable to mount any significant offense against Jones and lost the title bout by unanimous decision. 

Last updated 07.02.2014, 3:31 PM ET
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Glover Teixeira Light Heavyweight Ranking History

Glover Teixeira MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Confirmed Upcoming Bout

Phil Davis

UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes 2
Co-Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

Loss | Decision | Unanimous
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Jon Jones
Ref: Dan Miragliotta

UFC 172: Jones vs. Teixeira
Main Event | Title Challenge | Light HW | 205 lbs

Odds: +350 Moderate Underdog | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs
Injuries Sustained: Torn Labrum, Facial Laceration
#30 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2014
Cancelled Bout Jon Jones UFC 171 2014.03.15
Reason: Bout Rescheduled
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:55 Round 1 of 5

Ryan Bader
Ref: Herb Dean

UFC Fight Night 28: Teixeira vs. Bader
Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

Odds: -420 Heavy Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 KO/Night | Weigh-In: 206.0 lbs
UFC Fight Night 28 Knockout of the Night
Win | Submission | Choke
2:38 Round 1 of 3

James Te Huna
Ref: Herb Dean

UFC 160: Velasquez vs. Silva 2
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

Odds: -400 Heavy Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $98,000 ($24K Base, $24K Bonus, $50K Sub/Night) | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs
#37 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2013
UFC 160 Submission of the Night
Cancelled Bout Ryan Bader UFC 160 2013.05.25
Reason: Bader Injury
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Quinton Jackson
Ref: Herb Dean

UFC on FOX 6: Johnson vs. Dodson
Co-Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

Odds: -275 Moderate Favorite | Weigh-In: 206.0 lbs
#35 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2013
Win | KO/TKO | Injury
5:00 Round 2 of 3, 10:00 Total

Fábio Maldonado
Ref: Mario Yamasaki

UFC 153: Silva vs. Bonnar
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

Odds: -490 Heavy Favorite | Weigh-In: 204.0 lbs
Cancelled Bout Quinton Jackson UFC 153 2012.10.13
Reason: Jackson Elbow Injury
Win | Submission | Choke
1:53 Round 1 of 3

Kyle Kingsbury
Ref: Steve Mazzagatti

UFC 146: Dos Santos vs. Mir
Preliminary Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

Odds: -245 Moderate Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $30,000 ($15K Base, $15K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 204.0 lbs
#40 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2012
Win | Submission | Punches

Ricco Rodriguez


Win | KO/TKO | Punch
4:00 Round 1 of 3

Marvin Eastman

Shooto Brazil 25: Fight for B.O.P.E.
Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

Win | Submission | Choke
4:06 Round 1 of 5

Antonio Mendes

Shooto Brazil 24
Main Event | Vacant Title

Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Marcio Cruz

Rio de Janeiro Regional

Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Simão Melo

Shooto Brazil

Win | Decision | Unanimous

Daniel Tabera

Bitetti Combat

Cancelled Bout David Heath MFC 27 2010.11.12
Reason: Teixeira Visa Problems
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:55 Round 1 of 3

Marko Peseli

Impact FC 2: The Uprising - Sydney
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

Weigh-In: 206.0 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Tiago Tosato

Bitetti Combat

Win | KO/TKO | Retired

Joaquim Ferreira

Bitetti Combat

Win | Submission | Choke

Leonardo Nascimento

Bitetti Combat

Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Buckley Acosta

Palace Fighting Championship

Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Jorge Oliveira

Palace Fighting Championship

Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:41 Round 1 of 3

Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou

WEC 24: Full Force
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs
Win | Submission | Choke

Jack Morrison


Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Carlton Jones


Loss | Decision | Unanimous

Ed Herman


Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Justin Ellison


Win | Decision | Unanimous

Matt Horwich


Loss | KO/TKO | Strikes

Eric Schwartz



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