Glover
Teixeira
23-4-0( W-L-D )
Current Rank: #3 Light Heavyweight
Fight Night Bonuses: 1 Fight of the Night / 1 Knockout of the Night
1 Submission of the Night

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 12 fights.
Record: 23-4-0
Summary: Strikings, jiu-jitsu

Fighter Info

From: Sobralia, Minas Gerais Brazil
Fights Out Of: Rio de Janeiro Brazil
Age: 35
Height: 6' 2" ( 187 cm )
Weight: 205 lb ( 93 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
859
44% Successful
375
Types of Successful Strikes
0
375
40% Standing
49% Ground
150
40
185
Striking Defense
57
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
33
52% Successful
17
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
5
29
1
Takedown Defense
64
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided

Biography

TRAINING: Every day at 9 AM I wake up and run. At 12 PM I train sparring and technique with John Hackleman. At night I usually train conditioning and wrestling.

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

Career

Key Opponents

Kyle Kingsbury
Kyle Kingsbury
11-6-0, 1NC
( W-L-D )

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