Glover Teixeira is a well-known Brazilian Mixed Martial Artist and an Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter. Teixeira competes in the Light Heavyweight division in the competition. Glover holds the UFC records for most submissions and finishes in the Light-Heavyweight division and ranked at No.1 in late 2020.
Glover Teixeira was born Glover Lucas Teixeira on October 28, 1979, in Sobralia, Minas Gerais. He has yet to share a word about his parents. Glover is of Portuguese descent and holds Brazilian nationality. Talking about his physical appearance, Teixeira stands six feet and two inches tall and weighs 93 kg.
Glover Teixeira has an estimated net worth of more than $2 Million. He credits most of his net worth to his successful career as a UFC and MMA Fighter. Teixeira has been fighting in the professional UFC event since 2012. Last season, The fighter took home a whopping amount of $550,000, earning from just two UFC events. Glover earned $295,000 from his match against Anthony Smith and $255,000 from Thiago Santos's Match.
Teixeira made his UFC debut in 2012 and earned $30,000 from the match against Kyle Kingsbury. In the next game, He earned $36,000. In early 2013, Glover earned $42,000 in the UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Dodson. At UFC 160, His earnings almost reached six figures, and he crossed it in the game against Ryan Bader with total earnings of $104,000. In 2014, The Brazilian fighter lost two matches but took home a guaranteed $50,000 from each event.
Glover fought in more than a dozen UFC matches until crossing $200,000 as his earning from a single event. In April 2019, Teixeira took home $275,000 from his match against Ion Cutelaba at UFC Fight Night: Jacare vs. Hermansson. In the next match, He made $235,000 which included $110,000 to show, $110,000 win bonus, and $15,000 fight week incentive pay. Totaling his earnings from UFC, it sums to $2,725,000.
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Glover is very private about his love life. Although He is an active social media user, Teixeira rarely shares about his wife. Glover is married to his longtime girlfriend, Ingrid Teixeira. He has not shared about their wedding. In August 2020, The fighter posted a video of his life partner wishing for their anniversary. They keep going to holiday destinations. The couple is yet to welcome a new member to the family.
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Glover started training for the MMA in the late 1990s. He won the 2009 Brazilian ADCC trials in the under 99 kg division and came second in the 2011 Brazilian ADCC trials. The fighter made his professional debut in 2002 and lost the match in WEC 3. Teixeira signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship in 2012 and has been with it.
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Glover won his debut UFC match against Kule Kingsbury via a TKO. He lost his first UFC match in April 2014 against Jon Jones. In the next six years, The fighter has lost three more matches winning the rest. Since 2018, Teixeira has not lost a single game and has a record of 32-7 until mid-2021. Glover is set to face Jan Blanchowicz at UFC 266 for UFC Light Heavyweight Championship in October 2021.
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