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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:
  • 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
  • Gym/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  |  UFC.com
  • Fighting out of: San Luis Obispo, California
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook

Glover Teixeira Wiki Update Wiki

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

Professional Results Opponent Event Date
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
2014.04.26
Odds: +350 Moderate Underdog | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs
Injuries Sustained: Torn Labrum, Facial Laceration
#29 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
2013.09.04
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
2013.05.25
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
2013.01.26
Odds: -275 Moderate Favorite | Weigh-In: 206.0 lbs
#36 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2013
Win | KO/TKO | Injury
5:00 Round 2 of 3, 10:00 Total
Fabio Maldonado
Ref: Mario Yamasaki
UFC 153: Silva vs. Bonnar
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs
2012.10.13
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
2012.05.26
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 MMAAD 2011.11.27
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
2011.08.25
Win | Submission | Choke
4:06 Round 1 of 5
Antonio Mendes
Shooto Brazil 24
Main Event | Vacant Title
2011.08.05
Win | KO/TKO | Punches Marcio Cruz Rio de Janeiro Regional 2011.07.20
Win | KO/TKO | Punches Simão Melo Shooto Brazil 2011.06.04
Win | Decision | Unanimous Daniel Tabera Bitetti Combat 2010.12.04
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
2010.07.17
Weigh-In: 206.0 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Punches Tiago Tosato Bitetti Combat 2010.05.28
Win | KO/TKO | Retired Joaquim Ferreira Bitetti Combat 2010.02.25
Win | Submission | Choke Leonardo Nascimento Bitetti Combat 2009.09.12
Win | KO/TKO | Punches Buckley Acosta Palace Fighting Championship 2008.03.20
Win | KO/TKO | Punches Jorge Oliveira Palace Fighting Championship 2008.01.17
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:41 Round 1 of 3
Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou
WEC 24: Full Force
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs
2006.10.12
Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs
Win | Submission | Choke Jack Morrison WEC 2006.07.28
Win | KO/TKO | Punches Carlton Jones WEC 2006.05.05
Loss | Decision | Unanimous Ed Herman SportFight 2005.03.26
Win | KO/TKO | Punches Justin Ellison SportFight 2004.08.28
Win | Decision | Unanimous Matt Horwich SportFight 2004.04.17
Loss | KO/TKO | Strikes Eric Schwartz WEC 2002.06.07

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