Glover Teixeira Biography

Glover Teixeira is a very popular Brazilian Mixed Martial artist or the MMA Fighter. Glover is one of the best Brazilian MMA fighters in the country at the moment whose background includes numerous MMA tournament titles. He is on no 8 in the UFC light heavyweight rankings as of June 2022 and he would be fighting Jiří Procházka next in the main event at UFC 275.

Early Life

Glover Teixeira was born on 28th October 1979 in Sobralia, Brazil to his parents. He is originally from a rural community of Sobralia. There was no power in many houses in his community, and there was only 1 gas station. In 1999, they moved to Connecticut to support his family. And to find a good job. He is an Excessive Faculty Graduate. He did his education at a local school only.

Glover Teixeira Career

After moving to Connecticut, he found a job in Landscaping. By watching some boxers, like Mike Tyson and the early mixed martial arts fighters like Royce Gracie and Chuck Liddell compete, he decided to pursue his carrier in the same field. After 12-hour working in landscaping, he started doing the training boxing 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 him to his gym in California, where he started training with Chuck Liddell. He now trains and instructs at his own gym Teixeira MMA & Fitness in Bethel, Connecticut. Teixeira has competed in many grappling and MMA tournaments, like Grapplers Quest, NAGA, and Sports Fight.

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He grappled with very famous fighters Jeff Monson and Brandon Vera. He won the 2009 Brazilian ADCC trials in the under 99 kg division and was second in the 2011 Brazilian ADCC trials. Glover made his first debut in the UFC in the Summer of 2012, and his debut match was a blast, where he knocked out Kyle Kingsbury in UFC 146. In January 2013 fight, he beat Jackson in the first round with a knockout and won that fight with his own style. In November 2013 only, he attended the UFC: Fight for the Troops 3. This event was the 4th, that the UFC had hosted in cooperation with a military base to support the military. He earned his title shot against the then-defending light heavyweight champion Jon Jones in 2014.

Glover Teixeira Biography

Real Name Glover Lucas Teixeira
Birth Date October 27, 1979
Age (as of 2022) 42 Years
Birth Place Sobrália, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Residence Danbury, Connecticut, USA
Profession Mixed Martial Artist

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 6’ 2” – in Centimeters – 188 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 92 kg  –  in Pounds –  205 lbs
Hair Color
Eye Color Brown



Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Who is his wife? Ingrid Peterson Teixeira
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Personal Life

In 1999, they moved to Connecticut, where he met Ingrid Peterson Teixeira, and later on, they got married. He has a verified social media account –Instagram. Where he keeps on sharing some updates regarding him. There, he has 322k followers.

Glover Teixeira Net Worth

Glover Teixeira is a very popular MMA fighter and is counted as one of the richest fighters. According to the media, his net worth is appx. $1.5 Million. He is living in a very lavish house with his family.


  • He is a light heavyweight fighter, who gained renown for competing in the UFC.
  • Glover is 6 feet 2 inches tall.
  • He was ranked the #3 light heavyweight fighter both in the UFC and the world by the UFC and the MMA website Sherdog, respectively in 2016.
  • His zodiac sign is Scorpio.
  • He is a former member of the Brazilian National Wrestling Team and has competed in the WEC, Impact FC, PFC, and Shooto.
  • Teixeira defeated future UFC and PRIDE veteran Sokoudjou by KO on 12 October 2006 at WEC 24.
  • 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.
  • Glover Teixeira is known for Countdown to UFC (2011), UFC on Fox (2011), and UFC Ultimate Insider (2012).

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