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Glover Teixeira (born October 28, 1979 in Sobrália, Minas Gerais, Brazil) is a mixed martial artist trained in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Luigi Mondelli and Hawaiian Kempo. Teixeira currently trains and instructs at The Pit with instructor John Hackleman and former Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight champion Chuck "The Iceman" Liddell.

His background includes a variety of grappling and MMA tournaments: Grappler's Quest, NAGA, Sport Fight (where he was the light heavyweight champion). Under submission wrestling rules, he grappled well known fighters Jeff Monson and Brandon Vera. Recently, he won the Brazilian ADCC trials in the under 99 kg division, and is now qualified to fight in the main ADCC event in 2009.

In his most notable MMA victory to date, Teixeira defeated future PRIDE standout Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou by TKO on October 12, 2006 at WEC 24.

Teixeira was featured in the second season opening episode of the MMA reality television series TapouT.

MMA recordEdit

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|- |style="background: #ddffdd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-yes2" |Win |Brazil flag Joaquim "Mamute" Ferreira | TKO (corner stoppage) | Bitetti Combat MMA 6 | 2/25/2010 |align="left"|2 |align="left"|1:30 |- |style="background: #ddffdd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-yes2" |Win | 22px Leonardo Lucio Nascimento | Technical Submission (Guillotine Choke) | Bitetti Combat MMA 4 | 9/12/2009 | 1 | 3:11 |- |style="background: #ddffdd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-yes2" |Win | United States flag Buddy Acosta | TKO (Punches) | Palace Fighting Championships 7 | 2/20/2008 | 1 | 1:00 |- |style="background: #ddffdd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-yes2" |Win | Brazil flag Jorge Oliveira | TKO (Punches) | PFC 6: No Retreat, No Surrender | 1/17/2008 | 1 | 0:05 |- |style="background: #ddffdd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-yes2" |Win | Cameroon flag Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou | KO (Punches) | WEC 24: Full Force | 10/12/2006 | 1 | 1:41 |- |style="background: #ddffdd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-yes2" |Win | United States flag Carlton Jones | TKO | WEC 20: Cinco de Mayhem | 5/2/2006 | 1 | 1:57 |- |style="background: #ffdddd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-no2" |Loss | United States flag Ed Herman | Decision (Unanimous) | SF 9: Respect | 3/26/2005 | 3 | 5:00 |- |style="background: #ddffdd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-yes2" |Win | United States flag Justin Ellison | TKO (Punches) | SF 5: Stadium | 8/28/2004 | 1 | |- |style="background: #ddffdd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-yes2" |Win | United States flag Matt Horwich | Decision | SF 3: Dome | 4/17/2004 | NA | NA |- |style="background: #ffdddd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-no2" | Loss | United States flag Eric Swartz | TKO (Punches and Elbows) | WEC 3: All or Nothing | 6/7/2002 | 2 | 3:33 Template:End box

ReferencesEdit

http://www.sherdog.com/fightfinder/fightfinder.asp?fighterid=4655

External links Edit

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