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Glover Teixeira

Glover Teixeira

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  • Name: Glover Teixeira
  • Professional MMA Record: 22-4-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname:
  • Current Streak: 2 Losses
  • Age: 35 | Date of Birth: 1979.10.28
  • Last Fight: October 25, 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  |  UFC.com
  • Fighting out of: San Luis Obispo, California
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook

Gyms & Affiliations

The Pit
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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
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Phil Davis
22-3-0 12-2-0

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

2014.10.25
Odds: -355 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Jon Jones
22-2-0 19-1-0

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 | Referee: Dan Miragliotta | Injuries Sustained: Torn Labrum, Facial Laceration
#43 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
21-2-0 15-3-0

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 | Referee: Herb Dean
UFC Fight Night 28 Knockout of the Night
Win | Submission | Choke
2:38 Round 1 of 3

James Te Huna
20-2-0 16-5-0

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 | Referee: Herb Dean
#39 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
19-2-0 32-10-0

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 | Referee: Herb Dean
#34 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2013
Win | KO/TKO | Injury
5:00 Round 2 of 3, 10:00 Total

Fábio Maldonado
18-2-0 18-5-0

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

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

Kyle Kingsbury
17-2-0 11-3-0

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 | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
#40 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2012
Win | Submission | Punches

Ricco Rodriguez

Rio de Janeiro Regional

2011.11.27
Win | KO/TKO | Punch
4:00 Round 1 of 3

Marvin Eastman
15-2-0 17-13-1

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
14-2-0 18-9-0

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
10-2-0 1-1-0

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
4-2-0 2-0-0

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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