Glover Teixeira is a Brazilian martial artist who owns and operates Teixeira MMA & Fitness with his wife Ingrid. Glover does NOT have a partnership with any other gym. Glover currently competes in the Light Heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Glover is ranked the #1 top fighter in the world & is the current record holder for the most finishes in the UFC's Light Heavyweight division.
Glover competes for the Light Heavyweight Championship title and will headline the UFC 267 event which takes place on "Fight Island" in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on Oct. 30, 2021.
Besides the UFC, Glover has also competed in the WEC, Impact FC, PFC, Shooto and numerous Jiu Jitsu and grappling tournaments over the years. He's fought in countries like Germany, Sweden, Australia, Canada, Spain, Brazil and many locations throughout the United States and Brazil.
Glover is a 7th Degree Black Belt in Hawaiian Kempo under John Hackleman of The Pit in California, a Vale Tudo Luta Livre Black Belt under Marco Ruas of Ruas Vale Tudo and 2nd Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Glover won the 2009 Brazilian ADCC trials in the under 99kg division and took 2nd place in the 2011 Brazilian ADCC trials. Glover is originally from Sobralia, Minas Gerais in Brazil. He moved to the United States in 1999 and currently teaches & trains at his gym in Bethel, Connecticut.
Glover Teixeira co-starred in the second season opening episode of the MMA reality television series TapouT. Since 2012 Teixeira has been included annually as an athlete in the Topps collector cards UFC editions. Teixeira was featured on the cover of "Train Hard Fight Easy" magazine in January of 2013. Teixeira was made into a Limited Edition Action Figure in the UFC Ultimate Collector Round 5 Collectors Series 14.5 released in 2013. Teixeira is a featured fighter in the EA Sports UFC video game released in 2014 and in the EA Sports UFC 2 video game which was released in March of 2016. Teixeira also is a featured fighter in the EA Sports UFC 3 video game which was released in February of 2018. View Glover's fight record & more on Wikipedia.
Glover's Light Heavyweight Championship title fight.