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Glover Teixeira

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Win Rate
80 %
Finish Rate
79 %
Decision Win %
56 %
#1 Light Heavyweight (UFC)

Glover Teixeira

Age
43
Height
6' 2 (188 cm)
Reach
76 in. (6' 4/193 cm)
Ape-Index
1.027
Stance
Orthodox
Nationality
Brazil
Main Division
Light Heavyweight
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Coach
Luigi Mondelli
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Rank
black_belt_2_degree
Biography
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. After watching boxers such as Mike Tyson and the early mixed martial arts fighters such as Royce Gracie and Chuck Liddell compete, Teixeira decided that he wanted to follow the same path. 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.

Awards & Accolades

  • UFC: UFC Light Heavyweight Championship (One time)
  • UFC: Most finishes in UFC Light Heavyweight division history (13)
  • UFC: Most submissions in UFC Light Heavyweight division history (7)
  • UFC: Second most wins in UFC Light Heavyweight division history (16)
  • UFC: Performance of the Night (Four times) vs. Rashad Evans, Ion Cuțelaba, Anthony Smith, and Jan Błachowicz
  • UFC: Knockout of the Night (One time) vs. Ryan Bader
  • UFC: Submission of the Night (One time) vs. James Te-Huna
  • UFC: Fight of the Night (Three times) vs. Ovince Saint Preux, Alexander Gustafsson and Jiří Procházka
  • Shooto: South America 220-pound Championship (One time)
  • Sherdog: 2012 Beatdown of the Year vs. Fábio Maldonado
  • Sherdog: 2012 All-Violence Second Team
  • Sherdog: 2013 All-Violence Third Team
  • Sherdog: 2020 Beatdown of the Year vs. Anthony Smith
  • BT Sport: 2020 Comeback of the Year
  • Combat Press: 2020 Comeback of the Year vs. Thiago Santos
  • Combat Press: 2020 Comeback Fighter of the Year
  • Quintet Ultra: Team WEC 2019 grappling survival team

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