Glover Teixeira Scouting Report

Glover Teixeira Scouting Report

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Glover Teixeira Scouting Report


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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – OCTOBER 24: Glover Teixeira of Brazil weighs in during the UFC 179 weigh-in at Maracanazinho on October 24, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

Glover Teixeira Scouting Report


6’2″ 205 lbs (Light Heavyweight)
76″ reach, Orthodox
October 28, 1979


32-7 (UFC: 15-5)

Current Streak

5 straight wins


2nd degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
5th degree black belt in Kajukenbo

Championships Held

Sport Fight Light Heavyweight Champion: 2004
Shooto South America 220-Pound Champion: 2011



– heavy hands – vast majority of wins come via KO
– also very good at submissions/BJJ
– diverse striker (punches, kicks, knees, etc.)
– experienced & successful in grappling tournaments
– lands a fair amount of takedowns for a striker
– very good ground striker
– great on the ground passing guard
– above average reach for his height
– high volume striker
– very accurate striker
– good takedown defense
– active looking for submissions
– good chin
– solid cardio
– big & strong for a light heavyweight
– on a hot streak
– looked fantastic his last few fights



– old for a fighter
– can get caught standing in front of opponent trading blows
– not very good striking accuracy or striking defense %
– despite being a high-level black belt, displays questionable skills on the ground
– has lost when fought the elite of the sport



Glover Teixeira has been near the top of sport for numerous years now – can he make it to the top of the mountain?




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