John Teixeira

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John Teixeira
Born (1986-11-18) November 18, 1986 (age 32)
Macapá, Amapá, Brazil
Other namesMacapá
NationalityBrazilian
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight145 lb (66 kg; 10.4 st)
DivisionFeatherweight
Reach68 in (173 cm)
Fighting out ofRio de Janeiro, Brazil
TeamNova União
RankBlack belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu[1]
Years active2007–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total28
Wins22
By knockout4
By submission10
By decision8
Losses4
By knockout1
By decision3
Draws2
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

John Teixeira da Conceição (born November 18, 1986), better known as John Teixeira, is a Brazilian mixed martial artist currently competing in Bellator's featherweight division. A professional competitor since 2007, Teixeira has formerly competed for the Ultimate Fighting Championship and was a contestant on The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

From September 2007 to December 2011, Teixeira amassed an undefeated record of 12–0–1, fighting exclusively in his native Brazil.

Teixeira was ranked as the eighth best featherweight prospect in BloodyElbow.com's 2012 scouting report.[2]

The Ultimate Fighter[edit]

In March 2012, it was revealed that Teixeira would be a participant on The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil.[3] In the entry round, Teixeira defeated Giovanni da Silva Santos, Jr. via submission in the first round to move into the house.[4]

Teixeira was picked third (fifth overall) by Wanderlei Silva to be on Team Wanderlei.[5] He was then selected to face Rodrigo Damm in the quarterfinals of the tournament. He lost via split decision after three rounds.[6]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Teixeira made his UFC debut at UFC 147 on June 23, 2012 against Hugo Viana at a catchweight of 150 lbs. after Teixeira missed weight.[7] He lost via split decision.[8] Teixeira was released from the promotion after his loss to Viana.[9]

Bellator MMA[edit]

Teixeira made his Bellator and United States debut at Bellator 128 on October 10, 2014 against Scott Cleve. He won the fight via split decision.[10]

Teixeira faced Fabrício Guerreiro at Bellator 136 on April 10, 2015.[11] He won the fight by split decision.

Teixeira next faced Gleristone Santos at Bellator 143 on September 25, 2015. He won the fight via split decision.

With three straight victories in Bellator, Teixeira was set to face former Bellator featherweight champion, Patrício Freire, at Bellator 153 on April 22, 2016.[12] A rib injury, however, forced Teixeira out of the bout.[13] In an interview with MMAfighting.com, Freire placed doubt on the legitimacy of the injury,[14] which was rebutted by Teixeira.[15] Henry Corrales stepped in as a late replacement.[16]

Teixeira was again scheduled to face another former Bellator featherweight champion in Pat Curran, at Bellator 167 on December 3, 2016.[17] However, an injury to Curran forced him out of the bout and, as a result, Teixeira faced off against former UFC competitor Justin Lawrence.[18] Throughout the fight, Teixeira utilized leg kicks to nullify the movement of Lawrence, while continuously moving forward with power punches. After three rounds, Teixeira was awarded a victory via unanimous decision.[19]

Teixeira faced Daniel Weichel at Bellator 177 on April 14, 2017. He lost the fight via split decision.[20]

The bout with Curran was rescheduled for Bellator 184 on October 6, 2017.[21] Teixeira lost the fight by unanimous decision.[22]

Teixeira faced A. J. McKee on September 21, 2018 at Bellator 205, replacing Pat Curran.[23] He lost the fight via knockout in round one.[24]

Personal life[edit]

Prior to becoming a fighter, Teixeira worked as a shop assistant and motorcycle courier.[1]

In October 2013, Teixeira's home was among hundreds destroyed in a fire tragedy in Macapá, Brazil.[9]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Professional record breakdown
28 matches 22 wins 4 losses
By knockout 4 1
By submission 10 0
By decision 8 3
Draws 2
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 22–4–2 Kevin Croom Decision (unanimous) Bellator 218 March 22, 2019 3 5:00 Thackerville, Oklahoma, United States
Loss 21–4–2 A.J. McKee KO (punch) Bellator 205 September 21, 2018 1 1:09 Boise, Idaho, United States
Loss 21–3–2 Pat Curran Decision (unanimous) Bellator 184 October 6, 2017 3 5:00 Thackerville, Oklahoma, United States
Loss 21–2–2 Daniel Weichel Decision (split) Bellator 177 April 14, 2017 3 5:00 Budapest, Hungary
Win 21–1–2 Justin Lawrence Decision (unanimous) Bellator 167 December 3, 2016 3 5:00 Thackerville, Oklahoma, United States
Win 20–1–2 Milson Araujo Decision (unanimous) Eco Fight Championship December 5, 2015 3 5:00 Macapá, Amapá, Brazil
Win 19–1–2 Gleristone Santos Decision (split) Bellator 143 September 25, 2015 3 5:00 Hidalgo, Texas, United States
Win 18–1–2 Fabrício Guerreiro Decision (split) Bellator 136 April 10, 2015 3 5:00 Irvine, California, United States
Win 17–1–2 Scott Cleve Decision (split) Bellator 128 October 10, 2014 3 5:00 Thackerville, Oklahoma, United States
Win 16–1–2 Oberdan Vieira Tenorio Submission (rear-naked choke) Iron Man Vale Tudo 27 March 15, 2014 3 3:20 Macapá, Amapá, Brazil
Draw 15–1–2 Rivaldo Junior Draw (split) Shooto: Brazil 40 June 23, 2013 3 5:00 Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
Win 15–1–1 Lucas Caio TKO (doctor stoppage) Shooto: Brazil 38 April 19, 2013 1 2:58 São Paulo, Brazil
Win 14–1–1 Francisco Cylderlan Lima da Silva KO (punch) MMA Rocks December 8, 2012 1 0:32 São Paulo, Brazil
Win 13–1–1 Rafael Macedo TKO (doctor stoppage) Shooto: Brazil 35 October 20, 2012 1 5:00 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Loss 12–1–1 Hugo Viana Decision (split) UFC 147 June 23, 2012 3 5:00 Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil Catchweight (150 lbs) bout; Teixeira missed weight.
Win 12–0–1 Paulo Dinis Technical Submission (arm-triangle choke) Amazon Fight 10 December 7, 2011 2 2:10 Belém, Pará, Brazil
Win 11–0–1 Jamil Silveira da Conceicao Submission (guillotine choke) Golden Fight 2 October 8, 2011 1 N/A Macapá, Amapá, Brazil
Win 10–0–1 Guilherme Matos Rodrigues KO (punch) Amazon Fight 9 September 15, 2011 3 4:01 Belém, Pará, Brazil
Win 9–0–1 Rafael Carvalho Submission (rear-naked choke) Iron Man Vale Tudo 20 September 4, 2010 3 3:47 Macapá, Amapá, Brazil
Win 8–0–1 Michel Addario Bastos Decision (unanimous) Iron Man Championship: Champions April 19, 2009 3 5:00 Belém, Pará, Brazil
Win 7–0–1 Francisco Carvalho Jr. Submission (kimura) Hiro Super Fight 13 March 13, 2009 1 2:10 Belém, Pará, Brazil
Win 6–0–1 Jimmy Lira Nascimento Submission (kimura) Gladiador Fight January 31, 2009 1 2:07 Macapá, Amapá, Brazil
Win 5–0–1 Willian Cabocao Decision (unanimous) Super Pitbull Fight December 4, 2008 3 5:00 Castanhal, Pará, Brazil
Draw 4–0–1 Rodrigo de Lima Draw Arena Fighting Championship September 27, 2008 3 5:00 Macapá, Amapá, Brazil
Win 4–0 Alisson Deivid Rodrigues Submission (armbar) MMA: Evolution 1 July 5, 2008 3 3:27 Macapá, Amapá, Brazil
Win 3–0 Marcio Alex dos Santos Vales Submission (armbar) WCC: W-Combat 2 September 15, 2007 1 2:03 Macapá, Amapá, Brazil
Win 2–0 Alex Pantoja dos Santos Submission (armbar) WCC: W-Combat 2 September 15, 2007 1 1:59 Macapá, Amapá, Brazil
Win 1–0 Marcio Alex dos Santos Vales Submission (armbar) Dragon Fight Championship September 12, 2007 3 1:24 Macapá, Amapá, Brazil

Mixed martial arts exhibition record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 1–1 Rodrigo Damm Decision (split) The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil May 13, 2012 (airdate) 3 5:00 São Paulo, Brazil The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil preliminary round.
Win 1–0 Giovanni Santos Submission (armbar) The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil March 25, 2012 (airdate) 1 0:00 São Paulo, Brazil The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil elimination round.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "John Teixeira UFC profile". ufc.com.
  2. ^ "2012 World MMA Featherweight Scouting Report: #8 - John 'Macapa' Teixeira". bloodyelbow.com. December 25, 2011.
  3. ^ Tristen Critchfield (March 12, 2012). "Cast for upcoming season of 'The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil' revealed". sherdog.com.
  4. ^ Staff (March 26, 2012). "Episode No. 1 recap: 'The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil'". mmajunkie.com.
  5. ^ Staff (April 2, 2012). "Episode No. 2 recap: 'The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil'". mmajunkie.com.
  6. ^ Staff (April 16, 2012). "Episode No. 4 recap: 'The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil'". mmajunkie.com.
  7. ^ Staff (June 22, 2012). "UFC 147 weigh-in results: Franklin (190), Silva (188) cleared for catchweight main event". mmajunkie.com.
  8. ^ Staff (June 24, 2012). "UFC 147 results: Hugo Viana edges John 'Macapa' Teixeira via split decision". mmajunkie.com.
  9. ^ a b Guilherme Cruz (October 24, 2013). "Fire devastates city, destroys house of UFC veteran John Teixeira in Brazil". mmafighting.com.
  10. ^ Mike Bohn (October 10, 2014). "Bellator 128 results: Warren grinds past Dantas to unify bantamweight titles". mmajunkie.com.
  11. ^ Jason Floyd (March 11, 2015). "Bellator 136 adds Alexander Volkov vs. Tony Johnson and Fabricio Guerreiro vs. John Teixeira". themmareport.com.
  12. ^ Steve Juon (March 2, 2016). "Bellator 153 fight card adds Patricio Pitbull vs John Teixeira". mmamania.com.
  13. ^ Jason Floyd (April 8, 2016). "John Teixeira out of Bellator 153 due to injury, Bellator seeking new opponent for Patricio Pitbull". themmareport.com.
  14. ^ Guilherme Cruz (April 8, 2016). "Patricio Freire questions John Teixeira's injury, wants to fight Will Brooks next". mmafighting.com.
  15. ^ Guilherme Cruz (April 9, 2016). "John Teixeira responds to 'Pitbull' Freire's accusations: 'Everybody wants to be a McGregor now and talk sh-t'". mmafighting.com.
  16. ^ Staff (April 11, 2016). "Patricio Freire now meets Henry Corrales in Bellator 153 co-headliner". mmajunkie.com.
  17. ^ Staff (October 10, 2016). "Pat Curran vs. John Teixeira headlines Bellator 167 in Oklahoma". themmareport.com.
  18. ^ Staff (November 1, 2016). "Pat Curran injured, Patricky Freire vs. Derek Campos 2 set as new Bellator 167 main event". mmajunkie.com.
  19. ^ Brent Brookhouse (December 3, 2016). "Bellator 167 results: Darrion Caldwell gets revenge over Joe Taimanglo with decision win". mmajunkie.com.
  20. ^ Newswire (April 14, 2017). "Bellator 177 results: Eduardo Dantas takes split decision over Leandro Higo in Budapest". mmafighting.com.
  21. ^ Jason Floyd (July 19, 2017). "Joe Taimanglo vs. Leandro Higo targeted for Bellator 184". themmareport.com.
  22. ^ "Bellator 184 results: Ex-champ Pat Curran tops John Teixeira after lengthy layoff". MMAjunkie. 2017-10-07. Retrieved 2018-08-18.
  23. ^ "A.J. McKee vs. John Teixeira set as new Bellator 205 headliner in Boise". MMAjunkie. 2018-08-13. Retrieved 2018-08-18.
  24. ^ "Bellator 205 results: A.J. McKee scores vicious, one-punch knockout of John Teixeira". MMAjunkie. 2018-09-22. Retrieved 2018-09-22.

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