Glover Teixeira (UFC Boxer) Biography, Wikipedia, Age, Career, Girlfriend, Net Worth | Who is Glover Teixeira? Bio, Wiki

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Who is Glover Teixeira?

Glover Lucas Teixeira is a Brazilian mixed martial artist. He currently competes in the Light Heavyweight division in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), where he is the 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. As of May 2, 2022 he is #8 in the UFC men’s pound-for-pound rankings.

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Jiri Prochazka’s title win over Glover Teixeira in all-time classic at UFC 275

Jiri Prochazka’s long wait for a title shot paid off at UFC 275 on Saturday when he dethroned Glover Teixeira of the light heavyweight belt.

Prochazka (29-3-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) claimed gold in just his third octagon appearance, earning a fifth-round submission victory over (33-8 MMA, 16-6 UFC) in the main event bout at Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore.

Glover Teixeira in Left
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Glover Teixeira Biography, Wikipedia

Glover 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 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 UFC Hall of FamerRoyce 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. Teixeira now trains and instructs at his own gym Teixeira MMA & Fitness in Bethel, Connecticut. 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.

Real NameGlover Lucas Teixeira
Nickname Glover Teixeira
Profession Boxer
DivisionLight heavyweight
Marital StatusMarried
Wife NameIngrid Peterson Teixeira
Children NameNot Known
Physical Status 
Age42 years old
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Information
Date of Birth 28 October 1979
Birth PlaceSobrália, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil
School NameUnknown
College NameUnknown
Educational QualificationsUnknown
Family Profile
Father NameUnknown
Mother NameUnknown
Sibling NameUnknown
Source Of IncomeBoxing
Net Worth$8 million
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Glover Teixeira Career

Teixeira earned his 7th Degree Hawaiian Kempo Black Belt under Hackleman, owner of The Pit Martial Arts; he earned his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsublack belt under Luigi Mondelli, 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.

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.

Teixeira was scheduled to face Thiago Santos on September 12, 2020 at UFC Fight Night 177. 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. In turn, on September 15, the bout was postponed again as Santos also tested positive for the virus. The pairing with Santos eventually took place on November 7, 2020 at UFC on ESPN: Santos vs. Teixeira. Teixeira won the fight via a submission in round three.

eixeira was expected to face Jan Błachowicz on September 25, 2021 at UFC 266 for the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship. However, the bout was postponed and moved to October 30, 2021 at UFC 267. Teixeira won via submission due to a rear naked choke in the 2nd round, winning the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship. 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.

Teixeira was scheduled to defend his title against Jiří Procházka on May 7, 2022 at UFC 274. However, the bout was postponed on June 11 at UFC 275 for unknown reasons. After getting reversed after having mount, Glover got submitted with a rear-naked choke with no hooks 28 seconds left in a bout.

Mixed martial arts record
Total 41
Wins 33
By knockout 18
By submission 10
By decision 5
Losses 8
By knockout 3
By submission 1
By decision 4
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Glover Teixeira Social Media Profiles

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How old is Glover Teixeira?

Glover Teixeira is 42 years old in 2022.

How rich is Glover Teixeira?

Glover Teixeira has net worth of $8 million.

Who is Glover Teixeira Wife?

Glover Teixeira married to Ingrid Peterson Teixeira.

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