Glover Teixeira is a Brazilian martial artist who currently competes in the Light Heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He has also competed in the WEC, Impact FC, PFC, Shooto and numerous Jiu Jitsu and grappling tournaments over the years. Glover is a 5th Degree Black Belt in Hawaiin Kempo under John Hackleman of The Pit in California, a Vale Tudo Black Belt under Marco Ruas of Ruas Vale Tudo and 2nd Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Luigi Mondelli of ATT Connecticut. Glover won the 2009 Brazilian ADCC trials in the under 99kg division and took 2nd place in the 2011 Brazilian ADCC trials. Glover is currently ranked in the top ten in the world in the Light Heavyweight division.
Glover is originally from Sobralia, Minas Gerais in Brazil. He moved to the United States in 1999 and currently teaches & trains in Bethel, Connecticut.
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