|From:||Sobralia, Minas Gerais Brazil|
|Fights Out Of:||Rio de Janeiro Brazil|
|Height:||6' 2" ( 187 cm )|
|Weight:||205 lb ( 93 kg )|
UFC Minute host Lisa Foiles looks back at the Fight Night Nashville main event victory of Glover Teixeira over Ovince Saint Preux.Aug 10, 2015
We catch up with Glover Teixeira Backstage after his dramatic submission victory over hometown favorite Ovince Saint Preux at Fight Night Nashville.Aug 09, 2015 2:05
Hear Glover Teixeira and Ovince Saint Preux's thoughts immediately following their epic bout at Fight Night Nashville.Aug 08, 2015
UFC Fight Night event at Bridgestone Arena on August 8, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photos by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)Aug 08, 2015
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started in 2002, after watching a lot of fights. Watching Royce Gracie in the UFC as a kid, I knew I wanted to be a fighter.
What ranks and titles have you held? Sportfight Champion, and a lot of victories at Abu Dhabi Combat Club
Do you have any heroes? Chuck Liddell is a guy who I have looked up to for some time. I met him as a Champion already and he has taught me a lot. I admire him as a fighter inside and outside of the cage.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means everything to me to be in the UFC.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? None
What was your job before you started fighting? I worked in the farms in Brazil, and have also worked as a lumberjack.
Specific accomplishments in pro competition? My fight against Ricco Rodriguez was a great accomplishment for me. I had trained with Peter Aerts for the fight and said I would KO him with a head kick. That fight meant a lot.
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Jiu-Jitsu black belt
Favorite grappling technique: Chokes
Favorite striking technique: Left hook
• Pro since 2002
• 14 wins by KO, six by submission
• Started career 2-2; has 21-1 since
• Has finished ten of his last eleven wins
• Owns wins over UFC vets Ricco Rodriguez, Marvin Eastman, Antonio Mendes, Marcio Cruz, Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou, and Matt Horwich