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Glover Teixeira
#1 Light Heavyweight Division • 31-7-0 (W-L-D)

Stats & Records

  • 3
    Fight Win Streak
  • 17
    Wins by Knockout
  • 8
    Wins by Submission
Striking accuracy 47% 47%

Striking accuracy

Sig. Strikes Landed
752
Sig. Strikes Attempted
1600
Grappling accuracy 38% 38%

Grappling accuracy

Takedowns Landed
20
Takedowns Attempted
65
3.74
Sig. Str. Landed
Per Min
3.87
Sig. Str. Absorbed
Per Min
1.87
Takedown avg
Per 15 Min
0.90
Submission avg
Per 15 Min
55
%
Sig. Str. Defense
60
%
Takedown Defense
0.45
Knockdown Ratio
09:06
Average fight time

Sig. Str. By Position

Standing
377 (50%)
Clinch
82 (11%)
Ground
293 (39%)

Sig. Str. by target

86% 648 Head 12% 92 Body 2% 12 Leg

Win By Way

KO/TKO
17 (59%)
DEC
4 (14%)
SUB
8 (28%)

Event Results

Biography

Status
Active
Hometown
Sobralia, Brazil
Trains at
American Top Team - Danbury, CT
Age
41
Height
74.00
Weight
205.00
Octagon Debut
May. 26, 2012
Reach
76.00
Leg reach
42.50
Q & A

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