Glover Teixeira

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Glover Teixeira bio, net worth, wife, height
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Glover Lucas Teixeira Wikis

Real NameGlover Lucas Teixeira
BirthdayOctober 28, 1979
BirthplaceSobralia, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Zodiac SignVirgo
NationalityAmerican and Brazilian
ProfessionMixed Martial Artist
Married/WifeIngrid Peterson
Net Worth$5 million

Glover Teixeira is a force to reckon with on UFC as he owns a six-fight win streak after his latest fight with the former UFC light-heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz. He is the current UFC Light Heavyweight champion and the second oldest UFC champion in history behind Randy Couture.

Originally from Sobralia, Minas Gerais, Glover Lucas Teixeira, was born on 28 October 1979 under the star sign Virgo. The 42-year-old mixed martial artist is Brazilian and American by nationality and is of Portuguese descent. He owns the 7th Degree Hawaiian Kempo Black Belt and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt.

Net Worth, Salary, and Income

Teixeira made his UFC debut in 2012, where he made Kyle Kingsbury tap at 1:53 of the first round. A title fight against legendary fighter Jon Jones was one of the most important bouts of his career. Unfortunately, Teixeira was defeated by a unanimous decision at UFC 172.

Glover Teixeira net worth, UFC earnings
Glover Teixeira made his UFC debut in the summer of 2012. Photo credit: Instagram/gloverteixeira

On 7 November 2020, Teixeira fought with Thiago Santos and won the fight via submission in round three. His last fight was with Jan Blachowicz for the UFC light heavyweight title. He won the bout, which was held on 30 October 2021, via submission in round two.

With 13 UFC light heavyweight finishes, the light heavyweight fighter is one of the top grapplers in the MMA world. Teixeira has a professional MMA record of 33-7-0, with 18 of his victories coming via knockout.


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Teixeira has earned over $3,157,000 in his UFC career. He made over $295,000 for his fantastic win over Anthony Smith. His latest win over Blachowicz earned him $432,000. As of 2021, his net worth is estimated at $5 million.

Married, Wife, and Children

Teixeira is happily married to his longtime wife, Ingrid Peterson. He first met Ingrid at a gym in Connecticut. The two instantly hit it off and after dating for two years, they tied the knot in 2001.

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Glover Teixeira has been married to his wife for two decades. Photo credit: Instagram/gloverteixeira

His wife, Ingrid, currently manages her husband’s fighting business. Although the pair have been married for two decades, they are believed to not have any kids. They make one of the power couples in MMA history.

Family, Parents, and Siblings

Glover Teixeira parents, family
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Teixeira was born into a Portuguese family in the poverty-stricken town of Sobralia. In 1999, he moved to Danbury, Connecticut to help support his family. Information related to his parents and siblings is under wraps.

Body Measurements: Height and Weight

Teixeira stands tall at the height of 6 feet 2 inches. He has a muscular, fit body and weighs around 205 pounds.

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