Glover Teixeira


Added to Vancouver card
Light HeavyweightUFC
June 25, 2019
Teixeira will take on Nikita Krylov in a light heavyweight matchup at UFC Vancouver on September 14.
Teixeira is fresh off a come-from-behind victory over Ion Cutelaba in which he was outlanded 30-to-74, but came back to win via submission in the second round. He'll take on a fighter in Krylov who recently snapped a two-fight losing streak with a submission victory of his own against Ovince Saint Preux. It's a smaller sample size, but Krylov has a sizable edge in volume striking, while Teixeira is statistically a far superior offensive wrestler. Teixeira will be at a small disadvantage in both height and reach.
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Shows he's still got it in Florida
Light HeavyweightUFC
April 27, 2019
Texeira defeated Ion Cutelaba via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:37 of Round 2 at UFC Fort Lauderdale on Saturday.
Teixeira ate a vicious spinning back first in the first round that clearly dazed him, but he was able to recover by going to the guard, where Cutelaba began to empty the tank in search of a finish. After Cutelaba appeared to lose a step in the second round, Teixeira hurt him early and began taking control of the fight from there. He proceeded to land heavy shots from the center of the cage, and with two minutes left in the second round, got to the ground and quickly passed guard. In an effort to avoid heavy ground-and-pound, Cutelaba gave Teixeira his back, which proved to be a fatal mistake. The BJJ ace locked in the rear-naked choke and ended the fight, picking up his third victory in his last four trips to the Octagon. It was his eighth professional submission, and earned him his sixth post-fight bonus.
Added to Miami card
Light HeavyweightUFC
February 6, 2019
Teixeira will fight Ion Cutelaba (undisclosed) at UFC Miami on April 27, reports.
The pair had initially been scheduled to square off in Brooklyn in January, but Cutelaba was forced to withdraw with an undisclosed injury. Teixeira defeated Cutelaba's replacement, Karl Roberson, by first-round submission at that event and will fight again three months later.
Survives and stops Karl Roberson
Light HeavyweightUFC
January 19, 2019
Teixeira defeated Karl Roberson via submission (arm-triangle) at 3:21 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Brooklyn.
Where in the world did that come from? Teixeira went for a takedown early and appeared to be done for after Roberson hit him with countless elbows to the side of the head during the attempt but he somehow managed to hold on. Glover connected on another takedown attempt just moments later and he eventually was able to clamp on the arm-triangle that ended the fight. The finish was beautiful and Teixeira deserves credit for gutting this one out, but the start of this fight is the real concern. Glover's chin appears to be evaporating at age 39. It didn't end up costing him on Saturday, but it almost certainly will moving forward. Glover has now alternated wins and losses in his last seven contests dating back to April 2016. That's not going to get the job done if you want to enter the title conversation.
Gets short-notice replacement
Light HeavyweightUFC
January 13, 2019
Teixeira will now take on Karl Roberson in a light heavyweight matchup at UFC on ESPN+ 1 on Saturday in Brooklyn.
Teixeira was originally scheduled for a matchup against Ion Cutelaba, but Cutelaba was forced to withdraw this weekend due to an undisclosed injury. In steps Roberson, who will be moving up a weight class to take this matchup on barely a week's notice. Roberson is officially 2-1 in the UFC, and will be giving up a massive experience edge to Teixeira, who is a long-time veteran of the sport. Teixeira will have slight height and reach advantages, but they won't be as pronounced as one would think against a fighter moving up in weight. In Roberson's only loss to Cezar Ferreira, he was taken down twice before eventually being submitted. Look for Teixeira -- who averages 2.16 takedowns per 15 minutes of fight time -- to employ a similar strategy.
Looking for new opponent
Light HeavyweightUFC
January 10, 2019
Teixeira (shoulder) is in need of a new opponent for UFC Brooklyn on Jan. 19 following Ion Cutelaba's (undisclosed) withdrawal, Ariel Helwani of ESPN reports.
It's unclear what forced Cutelaba to withdraw at this point. While the UFC is apparently looking to keep Teixeira on the card, it could be difficult to find a replacement fighter with the bout just nine days away.