Glover Lucas Teixeira knowns as Glover Teixeira competes as a Brazilian mixed martial artist and Wrestler. He is the former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion and currently fights in the Light Heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Teixeira wrestled in the WEC, Impact FC, PFC, and Shooto while he was a member of the Brazilian National Wrestling Team. He is the oldest first-time champion in UFC history and the second-oldest champion overall, after Randy Couture
Glover Teixeira Biography And Net Worth
|Net Worth $8 million|
|Full Name Glover Lucas Teixeira|
|Birth Date 28 October 1979|
|Age 42 Years|
|Birthplace Sobrália, Minas Gerais, Brazil|
|Profession Mixed Martial Artist, Wrestler|
|Wife Ingrid Peterson Teixeira|
Glover Teixeira Early Life
Glover Teixeira, who is of Portuguese ancestry, was born on October 28, 1979, in the rural Brazilian village of Sobrália, Brazil. To his family, he relocated to Danbury, Connecticut in 1999, where he worked as a landscaper. He first met his wife, Ingrid, there. Teixeira trained in boxing at Hat City Boxing and Brazilian jiu-jitsu at American Top Team Connecticut after spending 10 to 12 hours a day working in landscaping. Teixeira was invited to train with Chuck Liddell at John Hackleman’s California gym after the trainer of a fighter was pleased by the young Brazilian.
Glover Teixeira Early Career
Teixeira received his 7th Degree Hawaiian Kempo Black Belt from The Pit Martial Arts owner Hackleman. He earned his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt from American Top Team Connecticut head coach Luigi Mondelli, and his Vale Tudo Black Belt from Marco Ruas.
Glover Teixeira Career
On May 26, 2012, he made his professional debut against Kyle Kingsbury at UFC 146 and he won the first round by submission at 1:53 after a brief exchange. The final fight, against Bader, was the main event of UFC Fight Night 28 on September 4, 2013. Teixeira received his first Knockout of the Night bonus for the victory. Teixeira gained a shot at the UFC Light Heavyweight title with the victory. Teixeira was scheduled to compete against Jan Bachowicz for the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship at UFC 267 on September 30, 2021. With this victory, he became the 42-year-old first-time champion in UFC history and was also given the Performance of the Night trophy. On May 7, 2022, at UFC 274, Teixeira was slated to defend his title against Ji Procházka. By rear-naked choke submission in the fifth round, Teixeira was forced to give up the match and the title.
Glover Teixeira Wife
Teixeira met his wife Ingrid Peterson in 1999 and after two years of their relationship, they got married in 2001, and they do not have kids yet.
Glover Teixeira Net Worth
The estimated net worth of Glover Teixeira is $8 million as of 2022. This sum is based on his primary source of income as a mixed martial artist, who reportedly earned $2,725,000 as of the time of writing. With Reebok and Icon Meals, the Light Heavyweight boxer makes over $1 million in US dollars from endorsements. According to reports, Teixeira won his fight against Anthony Smith at UFC Fight Night 171: Smith vs. Teixeira in May 2020, earning $295,000.
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