Glover Teixeira Biography
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Glover Teixeira is a Brazilian professional boxing player and the UFC Lightweight Champion of the world. Today, we will know about his net worth, salary, age, height, weight, wife, and all the recent news here.

Teixeira made his first debut in the UFC in the Summer of 2012. His debut match was a blast, where he knocked out Kyle Kingsbury on UFC 146. He was scheduled to fight faced the  UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Quinton Jackson in October 2012. In that fight in January 2013, Teixeira beat Jackson in the first round with a knockout. He won that fight with his own style.

The player defeated Ryan Bader at the UFC Fight Night 28. He nailed Bader with a first-round TKO. Teixeira earned the opportunity to fight for the World heavy lightweight championship after that fight.

in UFC 172 and 179, Teixeira lost back-to-back two fights. Both of the losses came from unanimous decisions. He fought against Ovince Saint Preux in August 2015 at UFC Fight Night 73. There, he dominated and won with submission in the third round. In that matches, he won the Fight of the Night bonus award for his amazing performance.

On UFC 202, Teixeira was defeated by Johnson by TKO. He was again defeated by Alexander Gustafsson in the main event of the UFC Fight Night 109. He won the second Fight of the Night bonus despite losing the match.

Teixeira won against Misha Cirkunov in a first-round TKO in December 2017. In the title fight of  UFC Fight Night: Smith vs. Teixeira, he won against Anthony Smith in May 2020. Teixeira got his title shot for the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship In October 2021. He defeated  Jan Błachowicz and won the title by second-round submission.

Today, we will know everything about him.

Glover Teixeira’s Personal Details:

Full Name Glover Teixeira
Nickname The Brazilian Pitbull
Born 28 October 1979
Debut 2012
Height 6′ 2″
Weight 205 lb
Age 42 years
Birthplace Sobrália, Brazil
Religion Cristian
Nationality Brazilian
Net Worth $8 million
Marital Status Married
Father name Unknown
Mother name Unknown
Salary $80,000
Twitter Handle @gloverteixeira
Instagram Handle @gloverteixeira

Age:

Glover Teixeira was born on 28 October 1979. So, currently, the player is of 42 years of age.

Glover Teixeira’s Net Worth and Salary:

Glover Teixeira has a net worth of $8 million. His main source of income is professional boxing. His base annual salary s $80,00. In his UFC career, the player has earned over $2,725,000. In his fight against  Anthony Smith, he won $295,000. He receives a good amount of endorsements from Reebok, Icon Meals. He earned over $1 million from his endorsements.

Height:

Teixeira has a height of 6 feet 2 inches, which is perfect for an MMA fighter. His weight is 205 lbs.

Wife:

Glover Teixeira is married. He is married to Ingrid Peterson Teixeira

Nickname:

While speaking about the nickname, Texeira said,

“A nickname just never got stuck with me,” the light heavyweight contender said. “But I’m cool with that. It’s good. For you to have a nickname, you have to have somebody give it to you. You can’t make your own nickname.”

But, he is called the Brazilian pit bull by his fans.

Recent News About Glover Teixeira:

Teixeira tested positive for Covid 19 in September 2019. He is currently the Champion of the UFC Lightweight division. In 2020, he was named the 2020 Comeback Fighter of the Year. He is also the oldest winner of the UFC Lightweight Championship.

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