Glover-Teixeira
Glover Teixeira | Biography

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  • Full Name Glover Lucas Teixeira
  • Occupation Mixed Martial Artist, UFC Fighter
  • Nationality Brazilian-American
  • Birthplace Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Birth Date Oct 28, 1979
  • Age 42 Years, 1 Months
Mixed Martial Artist, UFC Fighter

Glover Teixeira | Biography

Glover Teixeira was featured in an episode of the MMA reality television series 'TapouT'

In 2014, Teixeira formed the Teixeira MMA & Fitness squad. Teixeira MMA & Fitness is a professional mixed martial arts (MMA) training camp in Bethel, Connecticut, specializing in MMA, boxing, muay thai, kickboxing, Kajukenbo, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.


Glover Lucas Teixeira is a mixed martial artist. 

Who is Glover Teixeira?

Glover Lucas Teixeira is a Brazilian-American mixed martial artist who competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship's Light Heavyweight division. 

He was also featured in the second season premiere episode 'Lighty and Glover' of the MMA reality television series TapouT.

Career

Teixeira accepted a contract with the UFC on 21 February 2012. He made his UFC debut on 26 May 2012, against Kyle Kingsbury at UFC 146. Teixeira knocked Kingsbury down with a right uppercut at 1:53 of the first round, got a full mount, locked an arm-triangle choke, switched to side control, and forced his opponent to tap.

Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Quinton Jackson was scheduled to face Teixeira at UFC 153 on 13 October 2012. However, Jackson withdrew from the fight because of an injury, and Fábio Maldonado took his place. Teixeira dominated Maldonado throughout the contest, which was stopped by the doctor at the end of the second round.

On 26 January 2013, at UFC on Fox 6, Teixeira fought Quinton Jackson. In the first round, Teixeira outboxed Jackson and knocked him out. He also out-wrestled Jackson and dominated him on the ground with his jiu-jitsu, earning a unanimous decision victory.

Teixeira was supposed to fight Anthony Smith at UFC Fight Night: Smith vs. Teixeira on 25 April 2020. However, on 9 April, UFC president Dana White announced that the event had been postponed and rescheduled for 13 May 2020 at UFC Fight Night: Smith vs. Teixeira. In the fifth round, he won via technical knockout.

Teixeira was set to fight Jan Blachowicz for the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship at UFC 266 on 25 September 2021. The fight, however, was postponed and took place at UFC 267 on 30 October 2021. Teixeira ended up winning by submission in the second round.

In 2014, Teixeira formed the Teixeira MMA & Fitness squad. Teixeira MMA & Fitness is a professional mixed martial arts (MMA) training camp in Bethel, Connecticut, specializing in MMA, boxing, muay thai, kickboxing, Kajukenbo, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

How old is Glover Teixeira?

Glover Lucas Teixeira was born on 28 October 1979 in the remote area of Sobrália in Minas Gerais, Brazil. As of November 2021, he is 42 years old. Teixeira is of Portuguese descent.

Height and Weight

Teixeira stands at 6 feet 2 inches (1.88m) and weighs 93 kgs (205lbs).

Family

Teixeira married Ingrid Teixeira, whom he met in Connecticut after relocating there in 1999.

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