Stats & Records
Wins by Knockout
Wins by Submission
- Sig. Strikes Landed
- Sig. Strikes Attempted
- Takedowns Landed
- Takedowns Attempted
- Sig. Str. Defense is the percentage of significant strikes attempted against a fighter that do not land.
- Takedown defense is the percentage of takedowns attempted against a fighter that do not land.
- Knockdown Avg. is the average number of knockdowns per 15 Minutes window.
Sig. Str. By Position
Sig. Str. by target
Win by Method
- Pro since 2002
- 18 wins by KO, 10 by submission (6 RNC, 2 guillotine, 2 arm triangle)
- Started career 2-2; has gone 31-7 since
- Has won 11 of his last 16 and six of his last eight
- Has finished 18 of his last 21 wins
- Owns wins over UFC vets Ricco Rodriguez, Marvin Eastman, Antonio Mendes, Marcio Cruz, Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou, and Matt Horwich
- Last pre-Jones loss was in 2005 to Ed Herman
UFC 283 (1/21/23) Teixeira lost a five round unanimous decision to Jamahal Hill in a UFC light heavyweight title light
UFC 275 (6/11/22) Teixeira was submitted by Jiri Prochazka via rear naked choke at 4:32 of the fifth round, losing his UFC light heavyweight title
UFC 267 (10/30/21) Teixeira submitted Jan Blachowicz via rear naked choke at 3:02 of the second round to win the UFC light heavyweight championship
UFC on ESPN (11/7/20) Teixeira submitted Thiago Santos via rear naked choke at 1:49 of the third round
UFC Fight Night (5/13/20) Teixeira stopped Anthony Smith via strikes at 1:04 of the fifth round
UFC Fight Night (9/14/19) Teixeira won a three round split decision over Nikita Krylov
UFC Fight Night (4/27/19) Teixeira submitted Ion Cutelaba via rear naked choke at 3:37 of the second round
UFC Fight Night (1/19/19) Teixeira submitted Karl Roberson via arm triangle at 3:21 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (7/22/18) Teixeira lost a three-round unanimous decision to Corey Anderson
UFC on FOX (12/16/17) Teixeira stopped Misha Cirkunov via strikes at 2:45 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (5/28/17) Teixeira was knocked out by Alexander Gustafsson at 1:07 of the fifth round
UFC 208 (2/11/17) Teixeira won a three round unanimous decision over Jared Cannonier
UFC 202 (8/20/16) Teixeira was knocked out by Anthony Johnson at :13 of the first round
UFC on FOX (4/16/16) Teixeira knocked out Rashad Evans at 1:48 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (11/7/15) Teixeira stopped Patrick Cummins via strikes at 1:12 of the second round
UFC Fight Night (8/8/15) Teixeira submitted Ovince Saint Preux via rear naked choke at 3:10 of the third round
UFC 179 (10/25/14) Teixeira lost a three round unanimous decision to Phil Davis
UFC 172 (4/26/14) Teixeira lost a five round unanimous decision to Jon Jones in a UFC light heavyweight title fight
UFC Fight Night (9/4/13) Teixeira stopped Ryan Bader via strikes at 2:55 of the first round
UFC 160 (5/25/13) Teixeira submitted James Te Huna via guillotine choke at 2:38 of the first round
UFC on FOX (1/26/13) Teixeira won a three round unanimous decision over Quinton Jackson
UFC 153 (10/13/12) Teixeira stopped Fabio Maldonado at 5:00 of the second round (doctor stoppage)
UFC 146 (5/26/12) Teixeira submitted Kyle Kingsbury via arm triangle choke at 1:53 of the first round
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started in 2002, after watching a lot of fights. Watching Royce Gracie in the UFC as a kid, I knew I wanted to be a fighter.
What ranks and titles have you held? Sportfight Champion, and a lot of victories at Abu Dhabi Combat Club
Do you have any heroes? Chuck Liddell is a guy who I have looked up to for some time. I met him as a Champion already and he has taught me a lot. I admire him as a fighter inside and outside of the cage.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means everything to me to be in the UFC.
What was your job before you started fighting? I worked in the farms in Brazil, and have also worked as a lumberjack.
Specific accomplishments in pro competition? My fight against Ricco Rodriguez was a great accomplishment for me. I had trained with Peter Aerts for the fight and said I would KO him with a head kick. That fight meant a lot.
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Jiu-Jitsu black belt
Favorite grappling technique: Chokes
Favorite Striking technique: Left hook