Glover Teixeira - Official UFC® Fighter Profile
Glover
Teixeira
26-6-0( W-L-D )
Current Rank: #3 Light Heavyweight
Fight Night Bonuses: 1 Performance of the Night / 2 Fight of the Night
1 Knockout of the Night / 1 Submission of the Night

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 17 fights.
Record: 26-6-0
Summary: Strikings, Jiu-Jitsu

Fighter Info

From: Sobralia, Minas Gerais Brazil
Fights Out Of: Danbury, Connecticut United States
Age: 38
Height: 6' 2" ( 187 cm )
Weight: 205 lb ( 93 kg )
Reach 76"
Leg Reach 42"

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
1168
43% Successful
502
Types of Successful Strikes
0
502
51% Standing
39% Ground
257
50
195
Striking Defense
58
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
42
50% Successful
21
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
6
40
1
Takedown Defense
60
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
UPCOMING
Glover Teixeira
UFC Fight Night: Lawler vs. Dos Anjos
Dec 16, 2017
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Loss
Glover Teixeira
May 28, 2017
97
42
1
1
0
0
2
0
R5 KO/TKO
Fight of the Night
Win
Glover Teixeira
Feb 11, 2017
24
21
3
0
1
0
11
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Glover Teixeira
Aug 20, 2016
4
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Glover Teixeira
Apr 16, 2016
6
7
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Performance of the Night
Win
Glover Teixeira
Nov 7, 2015
54
33
0
4
0
0
0
4
R2 KO/TKO
Win
Glover Teixeira
Aug 8, 2015
53
30
5
0
1
0
11
2
R3 Submission
Fight of the Night
Loss
Glover Teixeira
Oct 25, 2014
9
49
0
9
0
0
0
4
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Glover Teixeira
Apr 26, 2014
138
53
3
0
2
0
0
0
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Glover Teixeira
Sep 4, 2013
14
11
1
0
0
1
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Knockout of the Night
Win
Glover Teixeira
May 25, 2013
12
8
1
0
1
0
2
0
R1 Submission
Submission of the Night
Win
Glover Teixeira
Jan 26, 2013
53
80
0
5
0
0
0
5
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Glover Teixeira
Oct 13, 2012
85
10
3
0
1
0
5
0
R2 TKO - Doctor's Stoppage
Win
Glover Teixeira
May 26, 2012
5
15
0
0
0
1
0
1
R1 Submission
Win
Glover Teixeira
WEC 24: Full Force
Oct 12, 2006
11
9
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Glover Teixeira
Jack Morrison
WEC 22: The Hitmen
Jul 28, 2006
28
0
1
0
1
0
3
0
R1 Submission
Win
Glover Teixeira
WEC 20: Cinco de Mayhem
May 5, 2006
15
2
1
0
0
0
2
0
R1 KO/TKO
Loss
Eric Schwartz
Glover Teixeira
WEC 3: All or Nothing
Jun 7, 2002
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R2 KO/TKO

Biography

TRAINING: I train twice a day, six days a week, and rest in between.  

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started in 2002 after watching a lot of fights. Watching Royce Gracie in the UFC as a kid I knew I wanted to be a fighter.

What ranks and titles have you held? Sportfight Champion and a lot of victories at Abu Dhabi Combat Club

Do you have any heroes? Chuck Liddell is a guy who I have looked up to for some time. I met him as a champion already and he has taught me a lot.  I admire him as a fighter inside and outside of the cage.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means everything to me to be in the UFC.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? None
 
What was your job before you started fighting? I worked in the farms in Brazil and have also worked as a lumberjack.

Specific accomplishments in pro competition? My fight against Ricco Rodriguez was a great accomplishment for me. I had trained with Peter Aerts for the fight and said I would KO him with a head kick.  That fight meant a lot.

Ranks in any martial arts styles: Jiu-Jitsu black belt

Favorite grappling technique: Chokes

Favorite striking technique: Left hook

• Pro since 2002

• 16 wins by KO, six by submission (3 RNC, 2 guillotine, arm triangle)
 
• Started career 2-2; has gone 24-4 since
 
• Has finished 13 of his last 14 wins
 
• Owns wins over UFC vets Ricco Rodriguez, Marvin Eastman, Antonio Mendes, Marcio Cruz, Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou, and Matt Horwich

Career

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