Glover Teixeira Biography, Age, Height, Wife, Net Worth

Glover Teixeira is a very popular Brazilian Mixed Martial artist or the MMA Fighter. Glover is currently one of the top Brazilian MMA fighters in the country, whose background includes numerous MMA tournament titles. He is ranked number 8 in the UFC light heavyweight rankings as of June 2022 and he would next face Jiří Procházka in the main event at UFC 275.

Glover Teixeira Early Life

Glover Teixeira

Glover Teixeira was born on October 28, 1979 in Sobralia, Brazil to his parents. He is originally from a rural community of Sobralia. There was no electricity in many houses in his municipality 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 Outrageous Faculty Graduate. He did his education alone at a local school.

Glover Teixeira Biography

Real name Glover Lucas Teixeira
Date of birth October 27, 1979
Age (from 2022) 42 years
Birthplace Sobralia, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Residence Danbury, Connecticut, USA
Profession Mixed Martial Artist
Secondary school

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 6′ 2” – in Centimeters – 188 cm
Weight in kilograms – 92kg- in pounds – 205 pounds
Hair colour
eye color Brown



Relationship status

Marital status Married
Who is his wife? Ingrid Peterson Teixeira

Glover Teixeira Career

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After moving to Connecticut, he found a job in Landscaping. By watching boxers like Mike Tyson and the early mixed martial arts fighters like Royce Gracie and Chuck Liddell, he decided to continue his career in the same field. After working 12 hours in landscaping, he started 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 with the young Brazilian, invited him to his gym in California, where he began training with Chuck Liddell. He now trains and teaches at his own gym, Teixeira MMA & Fitness, in Bethel, Connecticut. Teixeira has participated in many grappling and MMA tournaments such as Grapplers Quest, NAGA and Sports Fight. He wrestled with very famous fighters Jeff Monson and Brandon Vera. He won the 2009 Brazilian ADCC trials in the under 99kg category and placed second in the 2011 Brazilian ADCC trials. Glover made his first UFC debut in the summer of 2012 and his debut bout was a blast, taking on Kyle Kingsbury. knocked out in UFC 146. In January 2013, he defeated Jackson in the first round by knockout and won that fight with his own style. Only in November 2013 he attended the UFC: Fight for the Troops 3. This event was the 4th event that the UFC had organized in conjunction with a military base to support the military. He earned his title shot against then-defending light heavyweight champion Jon Jones in 2014.

Glover Teixeira Private life

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

Glover Teixeira Net worth

Glover Teixeira is a very popular MMA fighter and is considered one of the richest fighters. According to the media, his net worth is appx. $1.5 million. He lives with his family in a very luxurious house.


  • He is a light heavyweight fighter, who gained fame through his participation in the UFC.
  • Glover is 6 feet 2 inches tall.
  • He was ranked as the #3 light heavyweight fighter in both the UFC and the world in 2016 by the UFC and MMA website Sherdog respectively.
  • 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 October 12, 2006 at WEC 24.
  • On February 21, 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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