Glover Teixeira

Brazil

Back in Octagon in September
Light HeavyweightUFC
July 7, 2020
Teixeira will face off against Thiago Santos in a light heavyweight matchup at UFC APEX in Las Vegas on September 12, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Teixeira last fought back in May when he defeated Anthony Smith via TKO. He received a 180-day medical suspension, so presumably Teixeira has already been cleared to fight by a physician on this date. Santos will be making his first start in a over a year as he recovers from knee surgery required after a valiant effort against champion Jon Jones. The winner here will put himself right in the thick of the title conversation.
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Gets maximum medical suspension
Light HeavyweightUFC
May 14, 2020
Teixeira was suspended 180 days by the Florida Boxing Commission on Thursday pending a physician's clearance, Nolan King of MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
While Teixeira dominated the last two-plus rounds of the fight, he didn't emerge completely unscathed. The veteran did absorb some of Smith's best shots in the early going, and while the Florida Boxing Commission doesn't disclose injury specifics, whatever is ailing Teixeira could cost him up to six months on the shelf. However, he could return to action earlier if cleared by a medical professional. Teixeira is hopeful for one more title shot before hanging up the gloves, and UFC President Dana White said after Wednesday's event that he's considering a "top contender" matchup between Teixeira and Dominick Reyes.
Finally stops Anthony Smith
Light HeavyweightUFC
May 13, 2020
Teixeira defeated Anthony Smith via TKO (punches) at 1:04 of Round 5 at UFC Fight Night on Wednesday in Jacksonville.
ANALYSIS
This turned into a rout of epic proportions for Teixeira, but he won this fight by withstanding the first round and a half. Over the course of the first seven or eight minutes, Glover got whipped. Smith was getting off first in all the striking exchanges between the two and landing massive shots. Glover ate all of them without issue before completely flipping the script. If he wasn't able to do that, he was done. He hammered Smith over the final stages of the fight and it would have ended far earlier if it wasn't for Smith's legendary toughness. The fact referee Jason Herzog and Smith's corner each allowed this fight to go on much longer than necessary allowed Teixeira to put up a stellar fantasy score, as he was able to accumulate 138 significant strikes, a takedown and five passes in the bout. Teixeira deserves a ton of credit for emerging victorious in a fight in which few gave him a chance of winning. Glover has quietly racked up four straight victories at age 40. He's going to get another big fight his next time out. Meanwhile, he'll take home a $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus for his efforts.
Fight versus Smith back on
Light HeavyweightUFC
April 24, 2020
Teixeira will square off against Anthony Smith on May 13 in Jacksonville, Mike Bohn of MMAJunkie.USAToday.com reports.
ANALYSIS
This match was originally scheduled to take place at UFC Lincoln, but the whole event was eventually cancelled due to COVID-19. Teixeira is riding a three-fight winning streak heading into the fight, while Smith has come out victorious in four of his last five bouts.
Matched against Anthony Smith
Light HeavyweightUFC
January 24, 2020
Teixeira (hand) will face Anthony Smith (hand) at UFC Lincoln on April 25.
ANALYSIS
Both fighters have been on the shelf recently due to hand injuries but both should be fully recovered by late April. Teixeira will be looking for his fourth win in a row, while Smith will be looking for his fifth win in his last six fights.
Possible hand injury
Light HeavyweightUFC
September 17, 2019
Teixeira has been suspended indefinitely by the British Columbia Athletic Commission pending a physician's clearance for possible right hand injury, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Teixeira put on one of his more impressive performances to date when he defeated Nikita Krylov on Saturday, but did not emerge from the matchup completely unscathed. He'll need to get medical clearance for a potential hand injury if he wishes to compete again before next March.