By The Numbers: Glover Teixeira
The mixed martial arts world figures to be a lesser place without Glover Teixeira in it.
A rugged, regal and revered competitor, the Brazilian exited the stage for the final time with a 33-9 record that included his run as Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight titleholder. Teixeira announced his retirement following a unanimous decision defeat to Jamahal Hill in the UFC 283 headliner on Jan. 21, closing the book on a career that stretched across parts of three decades. He never suffered more than two losses in a row—a remarkable show of consistency in a sport often defined by its volatility.
As Teixeira settles into life as a former fighter, a look at some of the numbers that accompanied him throughout his journey:
43: Years of age for Teixeira, who was born on Oct. 28, 1979 in Sobralia, Brazil, some 4,700 miles to the southeast of the academy he now runs in Danbury, Connecticut.
18: Teixeira victories by knockout or technical knockout, accounting for 55% of his career total (33). His list of UFC victims: Anthony Smith, Misha Cirkunov, Rashad Evans, Patrick Cummins, Ryan Bader and Fabio Maldonado. Teixeira owns 10 other victories by submission (30%) and five more by decision (15%).
5: Seconds needed for Teixeira to punch out Jorge Oliveira at a Palace Fighting Championship event on Jan. 17, 2008. It ranks as the fastest finish on his resume.
58: Rounds completed by Teixeira as a mixed martial artist. He involved the judges on 10 different occasions and carried a 5-5 record in those bouts.
953: Significant strikes landed by Teixeira as a UFC light heavyweight, placing him second on the promotion’s all-time list at 205 pounds. Only Jon Jones has been credited with more (1,463).
20: Consecutive wins for Teixeira from May 5, 2006 to Sept. 4, 2013. It was the longest such streak of his 42-fight career.
500,000: Dollars in post-fight bonuses banked by Teixeira across his 23 appearances in the UFC. He was awarded “Performance of the Night” four times, “Fight of the Night” four times, “Knockout of the Night” once and “Submission of the Night” once.
9: Organizations for which Teixeira plied his mixed martial arts trade. In addition to his 16-7 mark in the UFC, he went 4-0 in Bitetti Combat, 3-1 in World Extreme Cagefighting, 2-1 in SportFight, 2-0 in Shooto Brazil, 2-0 in Palace Fighting Championship, 1-0 in MMA Against Dengue, 1-0 in Clube da Luta and 1-0 in Impact Fighting Championship.
225: Days spent by Teixeira as undisputed UFC light heavyweight champion. He captured the 205-pound crown with a first-round rear-naked choke submission of Jan Blachowicz at UFC 267 on Oct. 30, 2021, then relinquished it when he submitted to a fifth-round rear-naked choke from Jiri Prochazka at UFC 275 on June 12, 2022.
177: Combined victories between the nine opponents—Hill, Prochazka, Jones, Corey Anderson, Alexander Gustafsson, Anthony Johnson, Phil Davis, Ed Herman and Eric Schwartz—who defeated Teixeira. They boast a cumulative .789 winning percentage at 177-47-1.