Ewerton Teixeira

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Ewerton Teixeira
Born Ewerton Teixeira
(1982-02-13) February 13, 1982 (age 36)
São Paulo, Brazil
Nationality Brazil
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 107 kg (236 lb; 16.8 st)
Division Super Heavyweight
Reach 70.0 in (178 cm)
Fighting out of Tokyo, Japan
Team Ichigeki Academy
Liberdade Dojo
Yoshida Dojo
Trainer Jayson Vemoa (K-1) [1]
Mauricio "Baboo" Da Silva (K-1) [2]
Hidehiko Yoshida
Rank Third dan black belt in Kyokushin kaikan
Years active 16 (1999–present)
Kickboxing record
Total 15
Wins 11
By knockout 3
Losses 4
By knockout 1
Mixed martial arts record
Total 4
Wins 3
By knockout 1
By decision 2
Losses 1
By submission 1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
last updated on: December 21, 2013

Ewerton Teixeira (born February 13, 1982) is a Brazilian professional kickboxer, mixed martial artist, and Kyokushin Kaikan karateka. Teixeira obtained his first K-1 title in 2008 at K-1 World Grand Prix 2008 in Fukuoka by beating Keijiro Maeda in the final. He is training K-1 at the Ichigeki Academy Kyokushin Kaikan in Tokyo, Japan.[4] Despite the short career for a kickboxer, Teixeira has notable wins against K-1 legends: Jerome Le Banner, Errol Zimmerman and Musashi


After becoming the ninth Kyokushin World Champion in 2007, Teixeira entered K-1 in 2008. His first K-1 fight was against Japanese fan-favourite Yusuke Fujimoto. He won the fight by right cross KO. Teixeira then won the 2008 Japan GP after knocking out Tsutomu Takahagi in the first round followed by two unanimous decision wins over Tsuyoshi Nakasako and Keijiro Maeda.

He was then placed in the 2008 WGP eliminations against Japanese veteran Musashi. He won by unanimous decision and qualified for his first World Grand Prix championships.

In the quarter finals he fought his first non-Japanese opponent, Errol Zimmerman. Teixeira surprised the world by beating Zimmerman throughout the fight until he was dropped in the third round and ended up losing the fight by decision.

In Yokohama in March 2009 he beat Jerome Lebanner by decision in the 5th round. At the Final 16, despite being a big favourite and promising a KO against the new Asia champion, Sing Jaideep, he won a decision in the 5th round. In the finals he was knocked out by Alistair Overeem in round 1 after a knee to the chin.

In 2010 Teixeira fought K-1 World Grand Prix 2010 in Canberra as a super fight winning by KO over Alex Roberts. He then fought in K-1 World Grand Prix 2010 in Seoul Final 16 against Mr K-1 Peter Aerts losing a close bout in the extra round extension. The fight provided a defining moment to fans, finally proving that the Kyokushin fighter belonged in K-1.
Teixeira ended 2010 at the K-1 World Grand Prix 2010 Final as the Reserve match and once again surprised everyone by out classing Errol Zimmerman for a judges unanimous decision.

Texeira was waiting for engagement in K-1, but since there were no offers he decided to move to MMA, training with former UFC Heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos. He made his MMA debout on 23. Jun 2012, winning the fight via KO in round 3. Texeira said that he still wants to fight in K-1 if some bigger organisation offers the contract, but until then, he plans to fight under MMA rules.[5]

He lost to Hesdy Gerges by unanimous decision at Glory 13: Tokyo - Welterweight World Championship Tournament in Tokyo, Japan on December 21, 2013.[6]

Titles and accomplishments[edit]

  • Kickboxing
  • Kyokushin[7]
    • 2011 Silver2nd Place - 10th Kyokushin World Open Karate Tournament IKO 1 (Lost to Tariel Nikosheivili)
    • 2011 5th Place - All American Open Karate Championships (Lost to Shouki Arata)
    • 2007 Gold 9th Kyokushin World Open Karate Tournament IKO 1 (Defeated Jan Soukup)
    • 2007 Gold All American Open Karate Championships (Defeated Andrews Nakahara)
    • 2006 Silver All American Open Karate Championships (Lost to Andrews Nakahara)
    • 2005 Gold 3rd Kyokushin World Weight Tournament Heavyweight (Defeated Lechi Kurbanov)
    • 2004 Gold All American Open Karate Championships (Defeated Eduardo Tanaka)
    • 2003 Bronze 8th Kyokushin World Open Karate Tournament IKO 1(Lost to Hitoshi Kiyama/Defeated Glaube Feitosa)
    • 2003 Gold All American Open Karate Championships (Defeated Sergey Osipov)
    • 2002 Gold All American Open Karate Championships (Defeated Lechi Kurbanov)
    • 2002 Gold 2nd World Team Cup (Defeats Russia)
    • 2001 Gold All American Open Karate Championships (Defeated Kentaro Tanaka)
    • 2001 Silver Brazilian Open (Lost to Ulysses Isobe)
    • 2001 Silver 2nd Kyokushin World Weight Tournament Heavyweight final 16
    • 2000 Gold Paulista Championships
    • 2000 Brazilian Open Final 16

Kickboxing record[edit]

Kickboxing Record

Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 3–1 Vinicius Queiroz Submission (arm-triangle choke) Bellator 143 September 25, 2015 2 4:00 Hidalgo, Texas, United States
Win 3–0 Eduardo Pezao Decision (Unanimous) Imperium - MMA Pro 3 Apr 27, 2013 3 5:00 Salvador, Brazil
Win 2–0 Edinaldo Novaes Decision (Unanimous) Imperium - MMA Pro 1 Jan 19, 2013 3 5:00 Salvador, Brazil
Win 1–0 Raul Bazanes KO (Knee) CPMMAF - Champion Fights Jun 23, 2012 3 0:50 Salvador, Brazil MMA debut.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Supercharge K-1 World Grand Prix 2009". FightTimes.com. Retrieved 2009-11-23. 
  2. ^ "Team Ichigeki". Kyokushinnews.com. Retrieved 2009-04-05. 
  3. ^ a b [1] Archived April 30, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ DiPietro, Monty. "Teixeira takes K-1 Japan GP; Schilt and Hari Also Win in Fukuoka". K-1 Grand Prix Website. Archived from the original on 2007-08-15. Retrieved 2008-09-12. 
  5. ^ "K-1 veteran Ewerton Teixeira wins MMA debut". liverkick.com. Retrieved 2013-01-03. 
  6. ^ Dave Walsh. "LiverKick - LiverKick". 
  7. ^ "Ewerton Teixeira". Kyokushin.com.br/. Retrieved 2010-01-16. 

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