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Glover Teixeira was born on 28 October, 1979 in Sobrália, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil, is a Brazilian mixed martial arts fighter. At 41 years old, Glover Teixeira height is 6 ft 2 in (188.0 cm).

Now We discover Glover Teixeira's Biography, Age, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of net worth at the age of 41 years old?

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Age 41 years old
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Born 28 October 1979
Birthday 28 October
Birthplace Sobrália, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Nationality Brazilian

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Glover Teixeira Weight & Measurements

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Weight 205 lbs
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Who Is Glover Teixeira's Wife?

His wife is Ingrid Peterson Teixeira

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Wife Ingrid Peterson Teixeira
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Glover Teixeira Net Worth

He net worth has been growing significantly in 2018-19. So, how much is Glover Teixeira worth at the age of 41 years old? Glover Teixeira’s income source is mostly from being a successful Fighter. He is from Brazilian. We have estimated Glover Teixeira's net worth, money, salary, income, and assets.

Net Worth in 2020 $1 Million - $5 Million
Salary in 2019 Under Review
Net Worth in 2019 Pending
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Teixeira was originally scheduled to face Anthony Smith on April 25, 2020 at UFC Fight Night: Smith vs. Teixeira. However, on April 9, Dana White, the president of UFC announced that this event was postponed and rescheduled to May 13, 2019 at UFC Fight Night: Smith vs. Teixeira. He won the fight via technical knockout in round five.


Teixeira was scheduled to face Ion Cuțelaba on 19 January 2019 at UFC on ESPN+ 1. However, on 10 January 2019, Cuțelaba was pulled out of the bout due to injury. After seeking a replacement for Cuțelaba, the UFC announced that Karl Roberson was stepping up to face Teixeira. Teixeira defeated Roberson by submission via arm triangle choke in the first round.

Teixeira eventually faced Cuțelaba at UFC Fight Night: Jacaré vs. Hermansson on April 27, 2019. He won the fight via submission via a rear-naked choke submission in the second round. The win also earned Teixeira his second Performance of the Night bonus award.

Teixeira faced Nikita Krylov on September 14, 2019 at UFC on ESPN+ 16. He won the back-and-forth fight via split decision.


Teixeira was briefly linked to a bout with Volkan Oezdemir on 12 May 2018 at UFC 224. However, Oezdemir was pulled from that pairing in favor of a matchup with Maurício Rua at UFC Fight Night 134.

Teixeira was expected to face Ilir Latifi on 22 July 2018 at UFC Fight Night 134. However, on 5 July 2018, it was announced that Latifi was pulled from the event, citing injury. Latifi was replaced by Corey Anderson. He lost the fight via unanimous decision.

Teixeira was expected to face Jimi Manuwa on 22 September 2018 at UFC Fight Night 137. However, Teixeira suffered an injury in August and was removed from the match-up.


Teixeira faced Jared Cannonier on 11 February 2017 at UFC 208. He won the fight by unanimous decision.

A rescheduled fight with Alexander Gustafsson eventually took place on 28 May 2017 in the main event at UFC Fight Night 109. Teixeira lost the fight via knockout in the fifth round. Despite the loss, the bout earned Teixeira his second Fight of the Night bonus award.

Teixeira was scheduled to face Misha Cirkunov on 28 October 2017 at UFC Fight Night 119. However, the pairing was delayed after a recent hand surgery for Teixeira was slow to heal and the bout eventually took place on 16 December 2017 at UFC on Fox 26. Teixeira won the fight via TKO in the first round.


Teixeira faced Rashad Evans on 16 April 2016 at UFC on Fox 19. He won the fight via knockout in the first round and was awarded a Performance of the Night bonus.

Teixeira was expected to face Anthony Johnson on 23 July 2016 at UFC on Fox 20. However, Johnson pulled out of the bout to tend to personal issues. The bout was rescheduled and eventually took place at UFC 202. Johnson defeated Teixeira by knockout in the opening seconds of the fight.

In 2016, the New American Dream Foundation, which is the philanthropic arm of the Tribuna CT Newspaper, recognized Teixeira with the "2016 American Dream Leadership Award". “I didn’t put Danbury on the map. Danbury put me on the map. Danbury gave me the opportunity to train and become the fighter I am today,” he said in his acceptance speech.


Teixeira was expected to face Rashad Evans on 22 February 2015 at UFC Fight Night 61. However, on 7 January, Teixeira pulled out of the bout citing a knee injury that he had sustained in his last fight.

Teixeira was expected to face Alexander Gustafsson on 20 June 2015 at UFC Fight Night 69. However, it was announced on 1 May that Gustafsson had been removed from the card due to injury.

Teixeira faced Ovince Saint Preux on 8 August 2015 in the main event at UFC Fight Night 73. Teixeira won via submission in the third round. He was also awarded his first Fight of the Night bonus award.

Teixeira faced Patrick Cummins on 7 November 2015 at UFC Fight Night 77. He won the fight via TKO in the second round.


Teixeira is a featured fighter in the EA Sports UFC video game, which was released in March 2014, EA Sports UFC 2, which was released in March 2016 and EA Sports UFC 3, which was released in February 2018.

In 2014 Teixeira opened his own gym Teixeira MMA & Fitness, where he still currently trains.

Zuffa initially announced Teixeira would face Jon Jones on 1 February 2014 at UFC 169. However, on 7 October, Dana White said the announcement for this fight on that card was premature and that Jones and Teixeira would face each other on a different card. The bout with Jones was expected to take place on 22 February 2014 at UFC 170. Jones and Teixeira eventually took place on 26 April 2014 at UFC 172. Teixeira lost the bout via unanimous decision.

Teixeira faced Phil Davis on 22 October 2014 at UFC 179. Teixeira lost the fight via unanimous decision.

Teixeira founded team “Teixeira MMA & Fitness” in 2014. “Teixeira MMA & Fitness“ is a Professional MMA Training Camp located in Bethel, Connecticut that is focused in mixed martial arts (MMA), boxing, muay thai, kickboxing, and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. They are a team that has produced many professional fighters such as Caio Magalhaes, Guilherme Viana, Bellator lightweight fighter Killys Mota, Bellator fighter Regivaldo Carvalho and UFC light heavyweight contender Glover Teixeira.

In February 2014, Teixeira went to the United States Capital and met with Senators John McCain and Harry Reid to support continued research of the Cleveland Clinic's Lou Ruvo Center study of brain health. This landmark study is designed to look at the effects of combat sports on the human brain of professional fighters. This will continue the commitment to athlete safety and benefit athletes from many other sports. Also in attendance was UFC fighter Jon Jones, Chairman and CEO of The UFC Lorenzo Fertitta, SpikeTV President Kevin Kay, Top Rank President Todd duBoef, & Bernard Hopkins representing Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer.

In October 2014, Teixeira was a part of the 'Pink Bra' tour to raise money for early detection and prevention of breast cancer and breast cancer research. Danbury was one of 10 locations for 'Barbells for Boobs' on its 10-stop nationwide tour. "This is a good cause and I love it. I've lived in Danbury for the past 15 years, and anyway I can help I'm glad to," said Teixeira.


In January 2013, Teixeira was featured on the cover of "Train Hard Fight Easy" magazine.

In 2013 Teixeira was made into a limited edition action figure in the UFC Ultimate Collector Round 5 Collectors Series 14.5.

Teixeira and Quinton Jackson took place on 26 January 2013 at UFC on Fox 6. Teixeira outboxed Jackson and scored a knockdown in round 1. He also outwrestled Jackson and used his jiu-jitsu to dominate him on the ground, proceeding to a unanimous decision win.

Teixeira was expected to face Ryan Bader on 25 May 2013 at UFC 160. However, Bader withdrew from the bout citing an injury and was replaced by James Te Huna. Teixeira won by submission with a guillotine choke in the first round. The performance earned Teixeira Submission of the Night honors.

The bout with Bader eventually took place on 4 September 2013 as the main event at UFC Fight Night 28. Despite being dropped early in the first round by Bader, Teixeira rallied back and won the fight via TKO in the first round. The win also earned Teixeira his first Knockout of the Night bonus award. With the victory, Teixeira earned an opportunity at the UFC Light Heavyweight title.

In May of 2013, Teixeira had prepared testimony and spoke before the Members of the Connecticut General Assembly Public Safety and Security Committee. Teixeira spoke in hopes of encouraging their vote to legalize and regulate Mixed Martial Arts in Connecticut. Teixeira ended his testimony stating, "Having been in Connecticut since 1999, I can tell you that MMA is a very popular sport here as it is all over the world. Ironically, I can sit in my living room in Danbury and watch MMA on television. I can buy it on Pay-Per-View. I can watch it in restaurants and bars across Connecticut. I can go to Mixed Martial Arts gyms throughout the state and train to compete in MMA. And I can attend live events in nearby and at the Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Casinos. But I cannot participate in a supervised and regulated live event here in Connecticut. In conclusion, I would just add that I would love to have the opportunity to participate in an event someday here in my home state of Connecticut."

In November 2013, Teixeira attended the UFC: Fight for the Troops 3. This event was the fourth that the UFC had hosted in cooperation with a military base to support the military. It helps raise money for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, which provides support for severely wounded military personnel and veterans and the families of military personnel lost in service. The first event reportedly raised $4 million during its three-hour broadcast.


Since 2012, Teixeira has been included annually as an athlete in the Topps collector cards UFC editions.

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.

Teixeira debuted in the UFC on 26 May 2012 at UFC 146, facing Kyle Kingsbury . After a quick exchange, Teixeira knocked Kingsbury down with a right uppercut, gained full mount, locked an arm-triangle choke, switched to side control and forced his opponent to tap at 1:53 of the first round.

Teixeira was expected to face former UFC Light heavyweight Champion Quinton Jackson on 13 October 2012 at UFC 153. However, Jackson pulled out of the bout citing an injury and was replaced by Fábio Maldonado. Teixeira dominated Maldonado throughout the fight, resulting in the doctor stopping the fight at the end of round two.


Teixeira has competed in a variety of grappling and MMA tournaments: Grapplers Quest, NAGA, Sport Fight (where he was the Light heavyweight Champion). Under submission wrestling rules, he grappled with well-known fighters Jeff Monson and Brandon Vera. He won the 2009 Brazilian ADCC trials in the under 99 kg division and came second in the 2011 Brazilian ADCC trials.


Teixeira defeated future UFC and PRIDE veteran Sokoudjou by KO on 12 October 2006 at WEC 24.


Teixeira is originally from the rural community of Sobrália, Minas Gerais, Brazil and is of Portuguese descent. There was no electricity in many of the homes in his community, and there was only one gas station. He moved to Danbury, Connecticut in 1999 to help support his family and found a job in landscaping. It was there that he met his wife, Ingrid. After watching boxers such as Mike Tyson and the early mixed martial arts fighters such as Royce Gracie and Chuck Liddell compete, Teixeira decided that he wanted to follow the same path. He had never heard of Brazilian jiu-jitsu, but was able to find and watch videos of UFC 1 and UFC 2, which featured UFC Hall of Famer Royce Gracie. After working 10 to 12-hour days landscaping, Teixeira did boxing training 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 Teixeira to his gym in California, The Pit, where Teixeira began training with Chuck Liddell. Teixeira now trains and instructs at his own gym Teixeira MMA & Fitness in Bethel, Connecticut.


Glover Lucas Teixeira (Portuguese pronunciation:  [ˈɡloveʁ tejˈʃejɾɐ] ; born 28 October 1979) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist who currently competes in the Light heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is a former member of the Brazilian National Wrestling Team and has competed in the WEC, Impact FC, PFC, and Shooto. As of May 19, 2020, he is #5 in the UFC light heavyweight rankings.