Glover Teixeira

Glover Teixeira 2021: Record, Net Worth, Salary, and Endorsements

Glover Teixeira is one of the best Brazilian light heavyweight fighters in the UFC. 'The Sledgehammer' made his promotional debut in 2012. As of 2021, he is the #1 ranked UFC light heavyweight fighter. He is a former member of the Brazilian National Wrestling Team and has competed in the WEC, Impact FC, PFC, and Shooto.

JACKSONVILLE, FL - MAY 13: Glover Teixeira (L) of Brazil enters the arena prior to the Light Heavyweight bout during UFC Fight Night at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on May 13, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)

Glover Teixeira: UFC career


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'The Sledgehammer' made his UFC debut in the summer of 2012. In his first bout itself, he forced Kyle Kingsbury to tap at 1:53 of the first round. One of the biggest fights of his career was a title match against legendary fighter Jon Jones. However, Teixeira lost this fight via a unanimous decision at UFC 172.

Teixeira's last fight was with Thiago Santos, which got rescheduled two times as both the fighters tested positive for the coronavirus. The match with Santos eventually took place on November 7, 2020, and Teixeira won the fight via submission in round three.

Teixeira will now fight Jan Blachowicz for the UFC light heavyweight title on October 30, 2021, at UFC 267. He holds a record of 15-5 in his UFC career.

Glover Teixeira: Fighting Style

Teixeira is a heavyweight trapped in a body that can be cut down to light heavyweight. His techniques and grappling movements are just out of the world. None of his opponents can keep him away from them inside the cage. His punching and deceptively high kicks are capable of keeping his opponents off balance.

Glover Teixeira: Achievements

'The Sledgehammer' is one of the best challengers inside the octagon. His list of achievements is amazing and phenomenal. The Brazilian MMA fighter is a seventh-degree black belt in Kajukenbo and has a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

The light heavyweight fighter is one of the best grapplers in the MMA world and has the most UFC light heavyweight finishes with 12. Teixeira holds a proud record of 32-7-0 in his MMA career, out of which 18 wins have come through knockouts.

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 19: Glover Teixeira of Brazil reacts after his submission victory over Karl Roberson in their light heavyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at the Barclays Center on January 19, 2019 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Glover Teixeira: Net Worth and Salary 2021


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Teixeira has earned over $2,725,000 in his UFC career, according to The Sports Daily. He made over $295,000 for his amazing win over Anthony Smith. The total estimated net worth of Glover Teixeira is over $8 million, according to First Sportz.

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HometownSobralia, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Trains AtTeixeira MMA & Fitness, Bethel, Connecticut, United States
Leg Reach42.5"
Weight / Division205 lbs / Light Heavyweight
MMA Record32-7-0
Active Win Streak5
Net Worth$8 million
Marital StatusMarried
Wife NameIngrid Peterson Teixeira