Glover Teixeira

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Glover Teixeira
Teixeira at his training facility (cropped).jpg
Teixeira at his training facility in 2019
Born (1979-10-28) 28 October 1979 (age 43)
Sobrália, Minas Gerais, Brazil
ResidenceDanbury, Connecticut, United States
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)
DivisionLight heavyweight
Reach76 in (193 cm)[1]
StyleBrazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Fighting out ofBethel, Connecticut, United States
TeamTeixeira MMA & Fitness
TrainerFernely Feliz Sr.
John Hackleman
Steve Mocco
Rank5th degree black belt in Kajukenbo under John Hackleman[2]
2nd degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[3] under Luigi Mondelli[4]
Years active2002–2023 (MMA)
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout18
By submission10
By decision5
By knockout3
By submission1
By decision5
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
Medal record
Representing  Brazil
Men's Submission Wrestling
ADCC South American Championships
Gold medal – first place 2009 Rio de Janeiro -99kg
Silver medal – second place 2011 Rio de Janeiro -99kg

Glover Lucas Teixeira[5] (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈɡloveʁ tejˈʃejɾɐ]; born 28 October 1979) is a Brazilian-American former professional mixed martial artist. He competed in the Light Heavyweight division in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), where he is a former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion. Teixeira is a former member of the Brazilian National Wrestling Team and has competed in the WEC, Impact FC, PFC and Shooto. He is the second oldest UFC champion in history behind Randy Couture and the oldest first time champion in UFC history.


Teixeira is originally from the rural community of Sobrália, Minas Gerais, Brazil and is of Portuguese descent. There was no electricity in many of the homes in his community, and there was only one gas station. He moved to Danbury, Connecticut in 1999 to help support his family and found a job in landscaping. It was there that he met his wife, Ingrid.

After watching boxers such as Mike Tyson and the early mixed martial arts fighters such as UFC Hall of Famer Royce Gracie and Chuck Liddell compete, Teixeira decided that he wanted to follow the same path. He had never heard of Brazilian jiu-jitsu, but was able to find and watch videos of UFC 1 and UFC 2, which featured Royce Gracie.

After working 10 to 12-hour days landscaping, Teixeira did boxing training at Hat City Boxing and Brazilian jiu-jitsu at American Top Team Connecticut. John Hackleman, who had trained a fighter who fought Teixeira and was impressed by the young Brazilian, invited Teixeira to his gym in California, The Pit, where Teixeira began training with Chuck Liddell.[6] Teixeira now trains and instructs at his own gym Teixeira MMA & Fitness in Bethel, Connecticut.[7]

In November 2020, Teixeira became an American citizen. "I'm so proud today because I’m officially an American Citizen. Now I’m very proud to represent both Brazil & America," said Teixeira.[8]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Teixeira earned his 7th Degree Hawaiian Kempo Black Belt under Hackleman, owner of The Pit Martial Arts; he earned his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt under Luigi Mondelli,[4] head coach at American Top Team Connecticut, and earned his Vale Tudo black belt under Marco Ruas of Ruas Vale Tudo. Teixeira is also CrossFit certified.[9]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

On 21 February 2012, it was announced that Teixeira had signed a deal with the UFC and would make his debut in early summer 2012.[10]

Teixeira debuted in the UFC on 26 May 2012 at UFC 146, facing Kyle Kingsbury. After a quick exchange, Teixeira won by submission at 1:53 of the first round.[11]

Teixeira was expected to face former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Quinton Jackson on 13 October 2012 at UFC 153.[12] However, Jackson pulled out of the bout citing an injury and was replaced by Fábio Maldonado.[13] Teixeira dominated Maldonado throughout the fight, resulting in the doctor stopping the fight at the end of round two.

Teixeira and Quinton Jackson took place on 26 January 2013 at UFC on Fox 6. Teixeira outboxed Jackson and scored a knockdown in round 1. He also outwrestled Jackson and used his jiu-jitsu to dominate him on the ground, proceeding to a unanimous decision 30–27 (twice) and 29–28 win.[14]

Teixeira getting hands wrapped before a fight in 2019

Teixeira was expected to face Ryan Bader on 25 May 2013 at UFC 160.[15] However, Bader withdrew from the bout citing an injury and was replaced by James Te Huna.[16] Teixeira won by submission with a guillotine choke in the first round. The performance earned Teixeira Submission of the Night honors.

The bout with Bader eventually took place on 4 September 2013 as the main event at UFC Fight Night 28.[17] Teixeira won the fight via TKO in the first round. The win also earned Teixeira his first Knockout of the Night bonus award.[18] With the victory, Teixeira earned an opportunity at the UFC Light Heavyweight title.[19]

Zuffa initially announced Teixeira would face Jon Jones on 1 February 2014 at UFC 169.[20] However, on 7 October, Dana White said the announcement for this fight on that card was premature and that Jones and Teixeira would face each other on a different card.[21] The bout with Jones was expected to take place on 22 February 2014 at UFC 170.[22] Jones and Teixeira eventually took place on 26 April 2014 at UFC 172.[23] Teixeira lost the bout via unanimous decision.[24]

Teixeira faced Phil Davis on 22 October 2014 at UFC 179.[25] Teixeira lost the fight via unanimous decision.[26]

Teixeira was expected to face Rashad Evans on 22 February 2015 at UFC Fight Night 61.[27] However, on 7 January, Teixeira pulled out of the bout citing a knee injury that he had sustained in his last fight.[28]

Teixeira was expected to face Alexander Gustafsson on 20 June 2015 at UFC Fight Night 69.[29] However, it was announced on 1 May that Gustafsson had been removed from the card due to injury.[30]

Teixeira faced Ovince Saint Preux on 8 August 2015 in the main event at UFC Fight Night 73.[31] Teixeira won via submission in the third round.[32] He was also awarded his first Fight of the Night bonus award.[33]

Teixeira faced Patrick Cummins on 7 November 2015 at UFC Fight Night 77.[34] He won the fight via TKO in the second round.[35]

Teixeira faced Rashad Evans on 16 April 2016 at UFC on Fox 19.[36] He won the fight via knockout in the first round[37] and was awarded a Performance of the Night bonus.[38]

Teixeira was expected to face Anthony Johnson on 23 July 2016 at UFC on Fox 20. However, Johnson pulled out of the bout to tend to personal issues.[39] The bout was rescheduled and eventually took place at UFC 202.[40] Johnson defeated Teixeira by knockout in the opening seconds of the fight.[41]

Teixeira faced Jared Cannonier on 11 February 2017 at UFC 208.[42] He won the fight by unanimous decision.[43]

A rescheduled fight with Alexander Gustafsson took place on 28 May 2017 in the main event at UFC Fight Night 109.[44] Teixeira lost the fight via knockout in the fifth round.[45] Despite the loss, the bout earned Teixeira his second Fight of the Night bonus award.[46]

Teixeira was scheduled to face Misha Cirkunov on 28 October 2017 at UFC Fight Night 119.[47] However, the pairing was delayed after a recent hand surgery for Teixeira was slow to heal and the bout eventually took place on 16 December 2017 at UFC on Fox 26.[48] Teixeira won the fight via TKO in the first round.[49]

Teixeira was briefly linked to a bout with Volkan Oezdemir on 12 May 2018 at UFC 224.[50] However, Oezdemir was pulled from that pairing in favor of a matchup with Maurício Rua at UFC Fight Night 134.[51]

Teixeira was expected to face Ilir Latifi on 22 July 2018 at UFC Fight Night 134.[52] However, on 5 July 2018, it was announced that Latifi was pulled from the event, citing injury.[53] Latifi was replaced by Corey Anderson.[54] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[55]

Teixeira was expected to face Jimi Manuwa on 22 September 2018 at UFC Fight Night 137.[56] However, Teixeira suffered an injury in August and was removed from the match-up.[57]

Teixeira was scheduled to face Ion Cuțelaba on 19 January 2019 at UFC Fight Night 143.[58] However, on 10 January 2019, Cuțelaba was pulled out of the bout due to injury. After seeking a replacement for Cuțelaba,[59] the UFC announced that Karl Roberson was stepping up to face Teixeira.[60] Teixeira defeated Roberson by submission via arm triangle choke in the first round.[61]

Teixeira eventually faced Cuțelaba at UFC Fight Night: Jacaré vs. Hermansson on April 27, 2019.[62] He won the fight via submission via a rear-naked choke submission in the second round. The win also earned Teixeira his second Performance of the Night bonus award.[63]

Teixeira faced Nikita Krylov on September 14, 2019 at UFC Fight Night 158.[64] He won the back-and-forth fight via split decision.[65]

Teixeira was originally scheduled to face Anthony Smith on April 25, 2020 at UFC Fight Night: Smith vs. Teixeira.[66] However, on April 9, Dana White, the president of UFC announced that this event was postponed [67] and rescheduled to May 13, 2020 at UFC Fight Night: Smith vs. Teixeira.[68] He won the fight via technical knockout in round five.[69]

Teixeira was scheduled to face Thiago Santos on September 12, 2020 at UFC Fight Night 177.[70] However, due to Teixeira testing positive for COVID-19 a week prior to the bout, the pair was rescheduled to fight on October 4, 2020 at UFC on ESPN: Holm vs. Aldana.[71] In turn, on September 15, the bout was postponed again as Santos also tested positive for the virus.[72] The pairing with Santos eventually took place on November 7, 2020 at UFC on ESPN: Santos vs. Teixeira.[73] Teixeira won the fight via a submission in round three.[74]

UFC Light Heavyweight Championship[edit]

Glover Teixeira with his UFC championship belt, 2021

Teixeira was expected to face Jan Błachowicz on September 25, 2021 at UFC 266 for the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship.[75] However, the bout was postponed and moved to October 30, 2021 at UFC 267.[76] Teixeira won via submission due to a rear naked choke in the 2nd round, winning the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship.[77][78] This win made him the oldest first time champion in UFC history at 42 years old, and also earned him the Performance of the Night award.[79]

Teixeira was scheduled to defend his title against Jiří Procházka on May 7, 2022 at UFC 274.[80] However, the bout was postponed on June 11 at UFC 275 for unknown reasons.[81] After a back and forth battle, Teixeira lost the fight and title via rear-naked choke submission in the fifth round.[82] This fight earned him the Fight of the Night award.[83]

The rematch between Procházka and Teixeira was scheduled on December 10, 2022, at UFC 282.[84] However, on November 23, Procházka pulled out due to a shoulder injury that will require surgery and at least six months of rehabilitation. He decided to vacate the title, and Teixeira subsequently refused a replacement fight against Magomed Ankalaev. Therefore, the co-main event bout between former champion Jan Błachowicz and Ankalaev was promoted to the main event status and arranged for the vacant championship.[85][86][87]

With the title staying vacant due to a draw, Teixeira faced Jamahal Hill on January 21, 2023, at UFC 283, for the vacant UFC Light Heavyweight Championship.[88] He lost the bout via unanimous decision after being oustruck for five rounds and announced his retirement during the post-fight interview.[89] This fight earned him the Fight of the Night award.[90]

Professional grappling career[edit]

Glover was scheduled to compete against Anthony Smith in the co-main event of UFC Fight Pass Invitational 4 on June 29, 2023.[91]


In May 2013, Teixeira had prepared testimony and spoke before the Members of the Connecticut General Assembly Public Safety and Security Committee. Teixeira spoke in hopes of encouraging their vote to legalize and regulate Mixed Martial Arts in Connecticut. Teixeira ended his testimony by stating, "Having been in Connecticut since 1999, I can tell you that MMA is a very popular sport here as it is all over the world. Ironically, I can sit in my living room in Danbury and watch MMA on television. I can buy it on Pay-Per-View. I can watch it in restaurants and bars across Connecticut. I can go to Mixed Martial Arts gyms throughout the state and train to compete in MMA. And I can attend live events in nearby and at the Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Casinos. But I cannot participate in a supervised and regulated live event here in Connecticut. In conclusion, I would just add that I would love to have the opportunity to participate in an event someday here in my home state of Connecticut."[92]

In November 2013, Teixeira attended the UFC: Fight for the Troops 3. This event was the fourth that the UFC had hosted in cooperation with a military base to support the military. It helps raise money for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, which provides support for severely wounded military personnel and veterans and the families of military personnel lost in service.[93] The first event reportedly raised $4 million during its three-hour broadcast.[94]

Teixeira and Reid in 2014

In February 2014, Teixeira went to the United States Capital and met with Senators John McCain and Harry Reid to support the continued research of the Cleveland Clinic's Lou Ruvo Center study of brain health. This landmark study is designed to look at the effects of combat sports on the human brain of professional fighters. This will continue the commitment to athlete safety and benefit athletes from many other sports. Also in attendance was UFC fighter Jon Jones, Chairman and CEO of The UFC Lorenzo Fertitta, SpikeTV President Kevin Kay, Top Rank President Todd duBoef, & Bernard Hopkins representing Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer.[95][96]

In October 2014, Teixeira was a part of the 'Pink Bra' tour to raise money for early detection and prevention of breast cancer and breast cancer research. Danbury was one of 10 locations for 'Barbells for Boobs' on its 10-stop nationwide tour. "This is a good cause and I love it. I've lived in Danbury for the past 15 years, and anyway I can help I'm glad to," said Teixeira. [97]

In 2016, the New American Dream Foundation, which is the philanthropic arm of the Tribuna CT Newspaper, recognized Teixeira with the "2016 American Dream Leadership Award". “I didn’t put Danbury on the map. Danbury put me on the map. Danbury gave me the opportunity to train and become the fighter I am today,” he said in his acceptance speech.

In 2022, Teixeira visited The Cure 4 The Kids Foundation to provide toys, inspiration and smiles during the holiday season. Along with other members of the UFC, Teixeira toured the facility, signed autographs, distributed Big Shots and joined members in a jumping jack and push up contest during the meet and greet. [98]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts[edit]


Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Professional record breakdown
43 matches 34 wins 9 losses
By knockout 19 3
By submission 10 1
By decision 5 5
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 33–9 Jamahal Hill Decision (unanimous) UFC 283 21 January 2023 5 5:00 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil For the vacant UFC Light Heavyweight Championship. Fight of the Night.
Loss 33–8 Jiří Procházka Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC 275 11 June 2022 5 4:32 Kallang, Singapore Lost the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship. Fight of the Night. Fight of the Year (2022).
Win 33–7 Jan Błachowicz Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC 267 30 October 2021 2 3:02 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Won the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship. Performance of the Night.
Win 32–7 Thiago Santos Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC on ESPN: Santos vs. Teixeira 7 November 2020 3 1:49 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 31–7 Anthony Smith TKO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Smith vs. Teixeira 13 May 2020 5 1:04 Jacksonville, Florida, United States Performance of the Night.
Win 30–7 Nikita Krylov Decision (split) UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Gaethje 14 September 2019 3 5:00 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Win 29–7 Ion Cuțelaba Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC Fight Night: Jacaré vs. Hermansson 27 April 2019 2 3:37 Sunrise, Florida, United States Performance of the Night.
Win 28–7 Karl Roberson Submission (arm-triangle choke) UFC Fight Night: Cejudo vs. Dillashaw 19 January 2019 1 3:21 Brooklyn, New York, United States
Loss 27–7 Corey Anderson Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Smith 22 July 2018 3 5:00 Hamburg, Germany
Win 27–6 Misha Cirkunov TKO (punches) UFC on Fox: Lawler vs. dos Anjos 16 December 2017 1 2:45 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Loss 26–6 Alexander Gustafsson KO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Gustafsson vs. Teixeira 28 May 2017 5 1:07 Stockholm, Sweden Fight of the Night.
Win 26–5 Jared Cannonier Decision (unanimous) UFC 208 11 February 2017 3 5:00 Brooklyn, New York, United States
Loss 25–5 Anthony Johnson KO (punch) UFC 202 20 August 2016 1 0:13 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 25–4 Rashad Evans KO (punches) UFC on Fox: Teixeira vs. Evans 16 April 2016 1 1:48 Tampa, Florida, United States Performance of the Night.
Win 24–4 Patrick Cummins TKO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Henderson 3 7 November 2015 2 1:12 São Paulo, Brazil
Win 23–4 Ovince Saint Preux Technical Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC Fight Night: Teixeira vs. Saint Preux 8 August 2015 3 3:10 Nashville, Tennessee, United States Fight of the Night.
Loss 22–4 Phil Davis Decision (unanimous) UFC 179 25 October 2014 3 5:00 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Loss 22–3 Jon Jones Decision (unanimous) UFC 172 26 April 2014 5 5:00 Baltimore, Maryland, United States For the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship.
Win 22–2 Ryan Bader TKO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Teixeira vs. Bader 4 September 2013 1 2:55 Belo Horizonte, Brazil Knockout of the Night.
Win 21–2 James Te Huna Submission (guillotine choke) UFC 160 25 May 2013 1 2:38 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Submission of the Night.
Win 20–2 Quinton Jackson Decision (unanimous) UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Dodson 26 January 2013 3 5:00 Chicago, Illinois, United States
Win 19–2 Fábio Maldonado TKO (doctor stoppage) UFC 153 13 October 2012 2 5:00 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 18–2 Kyle Kingsbury Submission (arm-triangle choke) UFC 146 26 May 2012 1 1:53 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 17–2 Ricco Rodriguez TKO (submission to punches) MMA Against Dengue 27 November 2011 1 1:58 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 16–2 Marvin Eastman KO (punch) Shooto Brasil: Fight for BOPE 25 August 2011 1 4:00 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 15–2 Antonio Mendes Submission (rear-naked choke) Shooto Brazil 24 5 August 2011 1 4:06 Brasília, Brazil Won the Shooto South America 220 lb Championship.
Win 14–2 Márcio Cruz TKO (punches) Fight Club 1: Brazilian Stars 20 July 2011 2 4:21 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 13–2 Simão Melo da Silva KO (punches) Shooto Brazil 23 4 June 2011 1 1:49 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 12–2 Daniel Tabera Decision (unanimous) Bitetti Combat 8: 100 anos do Corinthians 4 December 2010 3 5:00 São Paulo, Brazil
Win 11–2 Marko Peselj TKO (punches) Impact FC 2 18 July 2010 1 3:01 Sydney, Australia
Win 10–2 Tiago Monaco Tosato TKO (punches) Bitetti Combat MMA 7 28 May 2010 1 1:27 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 9–2 Joaquim Ferreira TKO (corner stoppage) Bitetti Combat MMA 6 25 February 2010 2 1:30 Brasília, Brazil
Win 8–2 Leonardo Nascimento Lucio Technical Submission (guillotine choke) Bitetti Combat MMA 4 12 September 2009 1 3:11 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 7–2 Buckley Acosta TKO (punches) PFC 7: Palace Fighting Championship 7 20 February 2008 1 1:00 Lemoore, California, United States
Win 6–2 Jorge Oliveira KO (punches) PFC 6: No Retreat, No Surrender 17 January 2008 1 0:05 Lemoore, California, United States
Win 5–2 Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou KO (punches) WEC 24 12 October 2006 1 1:41 Lemoore, California, United States
Win 4–2 Jack Morrison Submission (rear-naked choke) WEC 22 28 July 2006 1 1:27 Lemoore, California, United States
Win 3–2 Carlton Jones TKO (punches) WEC 20 5 May 2006 1 1:57 Lemoore, California, United States
Loss 2–2 Ed Herman Decision (unanimous) SF 9: Respect 26 March 2005 3 5:00 Gresham, Oregon, United States
Win 2–1 Justin Ellison TKO (punches) SF 5: Stadium 28 August 2004 1 N/A Gresham, Oregon, United States
Win 1–1 Matt Horwich Decision (unanimous) SF 3: Dome 17 April 2004 3 5:00 Gresham, Oregon, United States
Loss 0–1 Eric Schwartz TKO (punches and elbows) WEC 3 7 June 2002 2 3:33 Lemoore, California, United States


Submission grappling record[edit]

Result Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Notes
Draw United States Jake Shields Draw Quintet Ultra December 12, 2019 1 8:00
Loss Brazil Gabriel Vella Points ADCC Brasil trials (Over 99 kg) 2011
Win Brazil Armando Sapo Submission ADCC Brasil trials (Over 99 kg) 2011
Win Brazil Salvador Minnit Submission ADCC Brasil trials (Over 99 kg) 2011
Win Brazil Jorge Bezerra Points ADCC Brasil trials(Over 99 kg) 2011
Loss Brazil Vinny Magalhães Submission (armbar) ADCC Barcelona (Under 99 kg) 2009
Loss United States Gerardi Rinaldi Points ADCC Barcelona (Under 99 kg) 2009
Win United States Dean Lister Points ADCC Barcelona (Under 99 kg) 2009
Win Finland Vesa Vuori Points ADCC Barcelona (Under 99 kg) 2009
Win Brazil Leonardo Chocolate Submission (rear-naked choke) ADCC Brasil trails (Under 99 kg) 2009
Win Brazil Renato Ferreira Points ADCC Brasil trails (Under 99 kg) 2009

Main event bouts[edit]

UFC 283 21 January 2023 Jeunesse Arena Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
UFC 275 12 June 2022 Singapore Indoor Stadium Kallang, Singapore
UFC 267 30 October 2021 Etihad Arena Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
UFC Fight Night: Santos vs. Teixeira 8 November 2020 UFC APEX Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
UFC Fight Night: Smith vs. Teixeira 13 May 2020 VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.
UFC Fight Night: Gustafsson vs. Teixeira 28 May 2017 Ericsson Globe Stockholm, Sweden
UFC on Fox: Teixeira vs. Evans 16 April 2016 Amalie Arena Tampa, Florida, U.S.
UFC Fight Night: Teixeira vs. Saint Preux 8 August 2015 Bridgestone Arena Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
UFC 172: Jones vs. Teixeira 26 April 2014 Baltimore Arena Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
UFC Fight Night: Teixeira vs. Bader 4 September 2013 Mineirinho Arena Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Pay-per-view bouts[edit]

No. Event Fight Date Venue City PPV Buys
1. UFC 172 Jones vs. Teixeira April 26, 2014 Baltimore Arena Baltimore, Maryland, United States 350,000[113]
2. UFC 275 Teixeira vs. Procházka June 12, 2022 Singapore Indoor Stadium Kallang, Singapore Not Disclosed[114]
3. UFC 283 Teixeira vs. Hill January 21, 2023 Jeunesse Arena Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Not Disclosed[115]

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by 16th UFC Light Heavyweight Champion
30 October 2021 – 11 June 2022
Succeeded by