Glover Teixeira is a Brazilian martial artist with a net worth of $8 million. At present, he is a competitor in the light heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He is also a former UFC light heavyweight champion. Read the article to know Teixeira’s net worth, salary, earnings, wife, age, and other related details.

About Glover Teixeira:

Teixeira made his first debut in the UFC in the Summer of 2012. His debut match was a blast. There he knocked out Kyle Kingsbury in 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 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. He won the Fight of the Night bonus award for his amazing performance in that match.

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. Unfortunately, he lost the title against Jiri Prochazka at UFC 275.

Glover Teixeira’s Net Worth and Salary:

Teixeira’s net worth is $8 million in 2023. He has earned over $3.3 million in his professional career under the UFC banner. He earns an average of $120,000 as a guaranteed purse from each fight with an additional $15,000 as sponsorship payment. Below is a list of his income breakdown from recent fights –

Event Guaranteed Payment Bonus Sponsorship Total Income
UFC 275 $120,000 $50,000 $42,000 $212,000
UFC 267 $350,000 $50,000 $32,000 $432,000
UFC Fight Night: Sandos vs Teixeira $120,000 $120,000


$15,000 $255,000
UFC Fight Night: Smith vs Teixeira $115,000 $165,000 $15,000 $295,000
UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs Gaethje $110,000 $125,000 $15,000 $235,000

Teixeira’s Endorsements:

Teixeira is a Rebook endorsed fighter. His major sponsor is Icon Meals. Additionally, the player has an affiliation with MMA Gym.

Quick Facts:

Full Name Glover Teixeira
Nickname The Brazilian Pitbull
Profession Mixed Martial Arts
Division Light heavyweight
Style Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Born 28 October 1979
Debut 2012
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg)
Age 42 years
Birthplace Sobrália, Brazil
Residence Danbury, Connecticut, United States
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

Teixeira’s Wife:

Glover Teixeira is Married to Ingrid Peterson Teixeira. The pair reportedly met in Danbury in 1999. After two years of dating, they got married in 2001. The pair haven’t disclosed much about their personal life on media. They don’t have any children yet.

glover teixeira and ingrid peterson

His Age:

Teixeira was born on 28 October 1979 in Sobralia, Brazil. At present, he is 42 years old.

His Height and Weight:

The Brazilian mixed martial artist has a height of 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) and weighs 205 lb (93 kg). He is a former champion and current competitor in the light heavyweight division of UFC.

His Nickname:

While speaking about the nickname, Texeira said, “A nickname just never got stuck with me.” The light heavyweight contender added, “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.

Glover Teixeira’s stats:

Mixed Martial Arts Record

Category Win Loss
Knockout 18 3
Submission 10 1
Decision 5 4

Career Medals

Event Medal Year
ADCC South American Championship Gold 2009
ADCC South American Championship Silver 2011

Career Titles

Titles Year
Shooto South America Championship (200lbs) 2011
UFC Light Heavyweight Championship 2021

UFC Career Stats: 2022 YTD

Category Stats
Significant Strikes Landed per Minute 3.80
Significant Striking Accuracy 50%
Significant Strikes Absorbed per Minute 3.93
Significant Strike Defense 52%
Avg Takedowns Landed per 15min 2.20
Takedown Accuracy 37%
Takedown Defense 60%
Avg Submissions Attempted per 15min 1.0

UFC 275: Glover Teixeira Octagon Interview

FAQ about Glover Teixeira:

What is Glover Teixeira’s Net Worth in 2023?

Teixeira’s net worth is $8 million in 2023.

How Tall is Teixeira?

He is 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) tall.

Is He Married?

Yes. Teixeira is currently Ingrid Peterson Teixeira.

How Old is Teixeira?

The former champion is 42 years old.

Abdullah Al Hasan writes about various players, especially about their Biography. He is a freelance content writer and a full-time blogger by profession. He also writes on Surprise Sports regularly.


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