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Glover Teixeira

Light Heavyweight Division

33-8-0 (W-L-D)

18

Wins by Knockout

10

Wins by Submission

Glover Teixeira

athlete record

Event Results

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Learn more about Glover Teixeira's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Active
Place of Birth
Gover Nador Valadares, Brazil
Trains at
Teixeira MMA & Fitness-Bethel, CT
Fighting style
Jiu-Jitsu
Age
42
Height
74.00
Weight
205.00
Octagon Debut
May. 26, 2012
Reach
76.00
Leg reach
42.50

Fighter Facts

  • Pro since 2002
     
  • 18 wins by KO, 10 by submission (6 RNC, 2 guillotine, 2 arm triangle)
     
  • Started career 2-2; has gone 31-6 since
  • Has won 11 of his last 15 and six of his last seven
  • Has finished 18 of his last 21 wins
     
  • Owns wins over UFC vets Ricco Rodriguez, Marvin Eastman, Antonio Mendes, Marcio Cruz, Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou, and Matt Horwich
     
  • Last pre-Jones loss was in 2005 to Ed Herman

 

UFC History

UFC 275 (6/11/22) Teixeira was submitted by Jiri Prochazka (rear-naked choke) at 4:32 of the fifth round, losing his UFC light heavyweight title
UFC 267 (10/30/21) Teixeira submitted Jan Blachowicz via rear naked choke at 3:02 of the second round to win the UFC light heavyweight championship
UFC on ESPN (11/7/20) Teixeira submitted Thiago Santos via rear naked choke at 1:49 of the third round
UFC Fight Night (5/13/20) Teixeira stopped Anthony Smith via strikes at 1:04 of the fifth round
UFC Fight Night (9/14/19) Teixeira won a three round split decision over Nikita Krylov
UFC Fight Night (4/27/19) Teixeira submitted Ion Cutelaba via rear naked choke at 3:37 of the second round
UFC Fight Night (1/19/19) Teixeira submitted Karl Roberson via arm triangle at 3:21 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (7/22/18) Teixeira lost a three-round unanimous decision to Corey Anderson
UFC on FOX (12/16/17) Teixeira stopped Misha Cirkunov via strikes at 2:45 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (5/28/17) Teixeira was knocked out by Alexander Gustafsson at 1:07 of the fifth round
UFC 208 (2/11/17) Teixeira won a three round unanimous decision over Jared Cannonier
UFC 202 (8/20/16) Teixeira was knocked out by Anthony Johnson at :13 of the first round
UFC on FOX (4/16/16) Teixeira knocked out Rashad Evans at 1:48 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (11/7/15) Teixeira stopped Patrick Cummins via strikes at 1:12 of the second round
UFC Fight Night (8/8/15) Teixeira submitted Ovince Saint Preux via rear naked choke at 3:10 of the third round
UFC 179 (10/25/14) Teixeira lost a three round unanimous decision to Phil Davis
UFC 172 (4/26/14) Teixeira lost a five round unanimous decision to Jon Jones in a UFC light heavyweight title fight
UFC Fight Night (9/4/13) Teixeira stopped Ryan Bader via strikes at 2:55 of the first round
UFC 160 (5/25/13) Teixeira submitted James Te Huna via guillotine choke at 2:38 of the first round
UFC on FOX (1/26/13) Teixeira won a three round unanimous decision over Quinton Jackson
UFC 153 (10/13/12) Teixeira stopped Fabio Maldonado at 5:00 of the second round (doctor stoppage)
UFC 146 (5/26/12) Teixeira submitted Kyle Kingsbury via arm triangle choke at 1:53 of the first round

 

Q&A

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.
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