Does anyone doubt that this Saturday night in Las Vegas has all the makings of a big-time Jiu-Jitsu affair? And that’s starting with the very first fight on the preliminary card, when Glover Teixeira makes his UFC debut. However discreet his entrance into the promotion, Glover is riding a 15-fight winning streak. And though he may be known for his knockouts, Kyle Kingsbury’s opponent holds a black belt in Jiu-Jitsu.
Glover first caught the grappling gang’s attention with his performance at the 2009 tryouts for the ADCC. Previously an unknown entity at submission-fighting tournaments in Brazil, he overcame opponents with more experience than him and qualified for the main event in Barcelona without dropping so much as a point.
Check out one of the matches of the fighter who spent the last couple of years brushing up his ground game with the guys at Soul Fighters.