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Glover Teixeira Bio, Age, Next Fight, Gym, Net Worth, Wife

Glover Teixeira bio

Glover Teixeira is a Brazilian-American professional MMA Fighter who currently competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is the current UFC Light heavyweight Champion. On 30, October 2021, Teixeira fought against Jan Blachowicz at UFC 267.

Glover Teixeira next fight
Glover Teixeira preparing for his next fight
Source: Instagram

Teixeira was well-rounded in the fight and submitted Blachowicz in the fight’s second round. Teixeira won South America 220-pound Championship on 5 August 2011 against Antonio Menses.  Teixeira is set to defend his title against Jiri Prochazka on June 12, 2022 at UFC 275.

Glover Teixeira: Biography

Full name Glover Lucas Teixeira
Nickname The Brazilian Pitbull
Date of birth October-28-1979
Birthplace Sobralia, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Age 42
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Father’s name Under Review
Mother’s name Under Review
Siblings Under Review
Nationality Brazilian

American

Height 6.2 feet (1.88 m)
Weight 93 Kg (205 pounds)
Body measurement Under Review
Body type Muscular body
Eye color Dark Brown
Hair color Bald/ Black
Shoe size Under Review
Religion Christian
Sexuality Straight
Marital status Married
Wife Ingrid Peterson Teixeira
Net worth $1-$3 million
Salary $400,000-$600,000
Profession Mixed Martial Artist
Social media presence Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
Source of Income Salary and Bonuses, endorsement, sponsorship, and merchandise
Last Updated June 2022

Early Life

Glover Teixeira was born on 28 October 1997 in Sobralia, Brazil and he is of Portuguese descent. His family information is not known at the moment. However, it will be updated as soon as possible.

Teixeira was born in a rural area and his family was poor. To support his family he illegally moved to the US in 1999. There he met his wife Ingrid. He used to work 10 to 12 hours landscaping and did boxing training at Hat City Boxing and Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

Education

There is not much information about Teixeira’s education at the moment. However, some reports suggested that he attended his local school in his hometown.

More information about his education will be updated as soon as possible.

Glover Teixeira Age, Height, Weight, Body Measurement

Glover Teixeira was born on 28 October 1979 and is currently 42. Teixeira is 6 feet 2 inches tall or 188 cm tall and weighs around 93 kg or 205 lbs.

Glover Teixeira height
Glover Teixeira is 6 feet 2 inches tall
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Teixeira’s body measurements and shoe size are under review and will be updated as soon as possible. Teixeira has no hair on his head but has black hair and his eyes are dark brown. Teixeira’s zodiac sign is Scorpio.

Early Career

  • Glover Teixeira made his MMA debut on 7 June 2002 against Eric Schwartz at WEC 3. Teixeira lost his first MMA fight by technical knockout.
  • His next fight was against Matt Horwich at SF 3: Dome on 17 April 2004. Teixeira won the fight via unanimous decision.
  • On 28 August 2004, he fought Justin Ellison and won via technical knockout.
  • His second MMA loss came against Ed Herman on 26 March 2005 at SF 9: Respect. Herman won the fight via unanimous decision.
  • On 5 May 2006, Teixeira fought Carlton Jones at WEC 20 and won the fight via technical knockout.
  • Next on 28 July 2006, Teixeira fought Jack Morrison on WEC 22. Teixeira submitted Morrison via rear-naked choke in the first round.
  • At WEC 24 on 12 October 2006, Teixeira fought Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou and won the fight via knockout in the first round.
  • He fought Jorge Oliveira on 17 January 2008, at PFC 6. Teixeira knocked out Oliveira in the first round of the fight.

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  • Next, he fought Buckley Acosta on 20 February 2008 at PFC 7. He technically knocked Acosta via punches and won the fight in the first round.
  • On 12 September 2009, Teixeira fought Leonardo Nascimento Lucio at Bitetti Combat MMA 4. Teixeira submitted Lucio via guillotine choke in the first round.
  • On 25 February 2010, Teixeira fought Joaquim Ferreira at Bitetti Combat. He technically knocked Ferreira in the second round.
  • On 4 June 2011, Teixeira fought Simão Melo da Silva on Shooto Brazil 23. Teixeira knocked out Silva in the first round of the fight.
  • Next, he fought Marcio Cruz on Fight Club on 20 July 2011. Teixeira knocked out Cruz in the second round of the fight.
  • On 5 August 2011, Teixeira had a fight against Antonio Mendes for the Shooto South America 220 Ib Championship. Teixeira won the championship via submission in the first round.
  • He won his next two fights against Marvin Eastman and Ricco Rodriguez.

2012- Present

 

  • Teixeira made his MMA debut on 26 May 2012 at UFC 146 against Kyle Kingsbury. Teixeira submitted Kingsbury via arm-triangle choke and won the fight in the first round.
  • At UFC 153 on 13 October 2012, Teixeira fought Fabio Maldonado and technically knocked Maldonado in the second round.
  • On 26 January 2013, Teixeira fought Quinton Jackson and won the fight via unanimous decision.
  • Next on 25 May 2013, Teixeira fought against James Te Huna. Teixeira submitted Huna via guillotine choke in the first round.
  • On 4 September 2013, Teixeira fought Ryan Bader and won the fight via technical knockout in the first round.
  • He had his third MMA loss while fighting for the Light heavyweight championship. He fought against Jon Jones on 26 April 2014 at UFC 172. Jon Jones won the fight via unanimous decision.
  • He had his fourth loss against Phil Davis at UGC 179 on 25 October 2014. Davis won the fight via unanimous decision.
  • He won his next three fights in the UFC against Ovince Saint Preux, Patrick Cummins, and Rashad Evans.
  • His 5th MMA loss came against Anthony Johnson at UFC 202 on 20 August 2016. Jonson knocked him out in the first round.
  • At UFC 208 on 11 February 2017, he fought against Jared Cannonier. Teixeira won the fight via unanimous decision.

Additional Career

  • On 28 May 2017, he fought Alexander Gustafsson in the main event. Teixeira was knocked out in the fifth round and lost the fight.
  • Next on 16, December 2017, Teixeira fought Misha Cirkunov and won the fight via technical knockout in the first round.
  • He had his seventh MMA loss against Corey Anderson on 22 July 2018. Anderson won the fight via unanimous decision.
  • On 19 January 2019, Teixeira fought Karl Robertson and submitted Robertson via arm-triangle choke in the first round.
  • On 27 April 2019, Teixeira fought against Ion Cutelaba and submitted him via rear-naked choke in the second round.
  • This Light heavyweight bout was set for UFC Fight Night on September 14, 2019. This was an even matchup for both fighters. However, Teixeira won the fight via split decision.
  • On 13 May 2020 at UFC Fight Night: Smith vs. Teixeira, these two fought to climb up in the Light heavyweight rankings. Teixeira technically knocked out Smith via punches in the last round. Teixeira won the performance of the night for this fight.
  • On 7 November 2020, Teixeira and Santos fought each other at UFC Fight Night as the card’s main event. In the third round, Teixeira submitted Santos by rear-naked choke and became the number 1 contender in Light Heavyweight.
  • On 30, October 2021, Teixeira fought against Jan Blachowicz at UFC 267.

Glover Teixeira vs. Nikita Krylov

This Light heavyweight bout was set for UFC Fight Night on September 14, 2019. This was an even matchup for both fighters. However, Teixeira won the fight via split decision.

Glover Teixeira vs. Anthony Smith

On 13 May 2020 at UFC Fight Night: Smith vs. Teixeira, these two fought to climb up in the Light heavyweight rankings. Teixeira technically knocked out Smith via punches in the last round. Teixeira won the performance of the night for this fight.

Glover Teixeira vs. Thiago Santos

On 7 November 2020, Teixeira and Santos fought each other at UFC Fight Night as the card’s main event. In the third round, Teixeira submitted Santos by rear-naked choke and became the number 1 contender in Light Heavyweight.

Glover Teixeira vs. Jan Blachowicz

On 30, October 2021, Teixeira fought against Jan Blachowicz at UFC 267.

Teixeira was well-rounded in the fight and submitted Blachowicz in the fight’s second round.

Glover Teixeira vs. Jiří Procházka

Teixeira is set to defend his title againstJiri Prochazka on June 12, 2022 at UFC 275.

Who is Glover Teixeira Wife?

Teixeira is married to Ingrid Peterson Teixeira. When Teixeira illegally came to the United States in 1999, the couple met for the first time. They met at a gym where Teixeira trained. His wife tutored him in English and fell in love with him after a while.

Glover Teixeira Wife
Glover Teixeira with his wife Ingrid Peterson Teixeira
Source: Instagram

The couple married after two years of dating. Some reports suggest that they don’t have any children at the moment.

Glover Teixeira Net worth

Teixeira’s net worth is estimated to be $1- $3 million as 2022. Teixeira earned $255,000 for his Light heavyweight bout against Thiago Santos at UFC Fight Night: Santos vs. Teixeira. His highest earning from a fight came against Jan Blachowicz, around $482,000. His base salary was around $150,000-$200,000.However, after becoming a champion, his base salary will be incremented.  After bonuses and sponsorships, he earns about $200,000- $500,000 a fight.

Teixeira makes the majority of his money not just from fighting in the Octagon, but also through lucrative sponsorship deals and advertisements.

 Glover Teixeira Social Media

Facebook: 230k followers

Twitter: 128.7k followers

Instagram: 314k followers

 

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