|Born||November 18, 1986|
Macapá, Amapá, Brazil
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|Weight||145 lb (66 kg; 10.4 st)|
|Reach||68 in (173 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Rank||Black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
John Teixeira da Conceição (born November 18, 1986), better known as John Teixeira, is a Brazilian mixed martial artist currently competing in Bellator's featherweight division. A professional competitor since 2007, Teixeira has formerly competed for the Ultimate Fighting Championship and was a contestant on The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil.
Mixed martial arts career
From September 2007 to December 2011, Teixeira amassed an undefeated record of 12–0–1, fighting exclusively in his native Brazil.
Teixeira was ranked as the eighth best featherweight prospect in BloodyElbow.com's 2012 scouting report.
The Ultimate Fighter
In March 2012, it was revealed that Teixeira would be a participant on The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil. In the entry round, Teixeira defeated Giovanni da Silva Santos, Jr. via submission in the first round to move into the house.
Teixeira was picked third (fifth overall) by Wanderlei Silva to be on Team Wanderlei. He was then selected to face Rodrigo Damm in the quarterfinals of the tournament. He lost via split decision after three rounds.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Teixeira made his UFC debut at UFC 147 on June 23, 2012 against Hugo Viana at a catchweight of 150 lbs. after Teixeira missed weight. He lost via split decision. Teixeira was released from the promotion after his loss to Viana.
Teixeira next faced Gleristone Santos at Bellator 143 on September 25, 2015. He won the fight via split decision.
With three straight victories in Bellator, Teixeira was set to face former Bellator featherweight champion, Patrício Freire, at Bellator 153 on April 22, 2016. A rib injury, however, forced Teixeira out of the bout. In an interview with MMAfighting.com, Freire placed doubt on the legitimacy of the injury, which was rebutted by Teixeira. Henry Corrales stepped in as a late replacement.
Teixeira was again scheduled to face another former Bellator featherweight champion in Pat Curran, at Bellator 167 on December 3, 2016. However, an injury to Curran forced him out of the bout and, as a result, Teixeira faced off against former UFC competitor Justin Lawrence. Throughout the fight, Teixeira utilized leg kicks to nullify the movement of Lawrence, while continuously moving forward with power punches. After three rounds, Teixeira was awarded a victory via unanimous decision.
Teixeira next faced Kevin Croom at Bellator 218 on March 22, 2019. He won the fight via unanimous decision.
Teixeira then faced Ashleigh Grimshaw at Bellator 226 on September 7, 2019. Teixeira won the fight via technical knockout as the cageside doctor put a halt to the fight after the second round. Subsequently he signed a new exclusive, multi-fight contract with Bellator.
Prior to becoming a fighter, Teixeira worked as a shop assistant and motorcycle courier.
In October 2013, Teixeira's home was among hundreds destroyed in a fire tragedy in Macapá, Brazil.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|30 matches||23 wins||5 losses|
|Loss||23–5–2||Mikuru Asakura||Decision (unanimous)||Rizin 20||December 31, 2019||3||5:00||Saitama, Japan|
|Win||23–4–2||Ashleigh Grimshaw||TKO (doctor stoppage)||Bellator 226||September 7, 2019||2||5:00||San Jose, California, United States|
|Win||22–4–2||Kevin Croom||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 218||March 22, 2019||3||5:00||Thackerville, Oklahoma, United States|
|Loss||21–4–2||A.J. McKee||KO (punch)||Bellator 205||September 21, 2018||1||1:09||Boise, Idaho, United States|
|Loss||21–3–2||Pat Curran||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 184||October 6, 2017||3||5:00||Thackerville, Oklahoma, United States|
|Loss||21–2–2||Daniel Weichel||Decision (split)||Bellator 177||April 14, 2017||3||5:00||Budapest, Hungary|
|Win||21–1–2||Justin Lawrence||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 167||December 3, 2016||3||5:00||Thackerville, Oklahoma, United States|
|Win||20–1–2||Milson Araujo||Decision (unanimous)||Eco Fight Championship||December 5, 2015||3||5:00||Macapá, Amapá, Brazil|
|Win||19–1–2||Gleristone Santos||Decision (split)||Bellator 143||September 25, 2015||3||5:00||Hidalgo, Texas, United States|
|Win||18–1–2||Fabrício Guerreiro||Decision (split)||Bellator 136||April 10, 2015||3||5:00||Irvine, California, United States|
|Win||17–1–2||Scott Cleve||Decision (split)||Bellator 128||October 10, 2014||3||5:00||Thackerville, Oklahoma, United States|
|Win||16–1–2||Oberdan Vieira Tenorio||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Iron Man Vale Tudo 27||March 15, 2014||3||3:20||Macapá, Amapá, Brazil|
|Draw||15–1–2||Rivaldo Junior||Draw (split)||Shooto: Brazil 40||June 23, 2013||3||5:00||Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil|
|Win||15–1–1||Lucas Caio||TKO (doctor stoppage)||Shooto: Brazil 38||April 19, 2013||1||2:58||São Paulo, Brazil|
|Win||14–1–1||Francisco Cylderlan Lima da Silva||KO (punch)||MMA Rocks||December 8, 2012||1||0:32||São Paulo, Brazil|
|Win||13–1–1||Rafael Macedo||TKO (doctor stoppage)||Shooto: Brazil 35||October 20, 2012||1||5:00||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Loss||12–1–1||Hugo Viana||Decision (split)||UFC 147||June 23, 2012||3||5:00||Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil||Catchweight (150 lbs) bout; Teixeira missed weight.|
|Win||12–0–1||Paulo Dinis||Technical Submission (arm-triangle choke)||Amazon Fight 10||December 7, 2011||2||2:10||Belém, Pará, Brazil|
|Win||11–0–1||Jamil Silveira da Conceicao||Submission (guillotine choke)||Golden Fight 2||October 8, 2011||1||N/A||Macapá, Amapá, Brazil|
|Win||10–0–1||Guilherme Matos Rodrigues||KO (punch)||Amazon Fight 9||September 15, 2011||3||4:01||Belém, Pará, Brazil|
|Win||9–0–1||Rafael Carvalho||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Iron Man Vale Tudo 20||September 4, 2010||3||3:47||Macapá, Amapá, Brazil|
|Win||8–0–1||Michel Addario Bastos||Decision (unanimous)||Iron Man Championship: Champions||April 19, 2009||3||5:00||Belém, Pará, Brazil|
|Win||7–0–1||Francisco Carvalho Jr.||Submission (kimura)||Hiro Super Fight 13||March 13, 2009||1||2:10||Belém, Pará, Brazil|
|Win||6–0–1||Jimmy Lira Nascimento||Submission (kimura)||Gladiador Fight||January 31, 2009||1||2:07||Macapá, Amapá, Brazil|
|Win||5–0–1||Willian Cabocao||Decision (unanimous)||Super Pitbull Fight||December 4, 2008||3||5:00||Castanhal, Pará, Brazil|
|Draw||4–0–1||Rodrigo de Lima||Draw||Arena Fighting Championship||September 27, 2008||3||5:00||Macapá, Amapá, Brazil|
|Win||4–0||Alisson Deivid Rodrigues||Submission (armbar)||MMA: Evolution 1||July 5, 2008||3||3:27||Macapá, Amapá, Brazil|
|Win||3–0||Marcio Alex dos Santos Vales||Submission (armbar)||WCC: W-Combat 2||September 15, 2007||1||2:03||Macapá, Amapá, Brazil|
|Win||2–0||Alex Pantoja dos Santos||Submission (armbar)||WCC: W-Combat 2||September 15, 2007||1||1:59||Macapá, Amapá, Brazil|
|Win||1–0||Marcio Alex dos Santos Vales||Submission (armbar)||Dragon Fight Championship||September 12, 2007||3||1:24||Macapá, Amapá, Brazil|
Mixed martial arts exhibition record
|Exhibition record breakdown|
|2 matches||1 win||1 loss|
|Loss||1–1||Rodrigo Damm||Decision (split)||The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil||May 13, 2012 (airdate)||3||5:00||São Paulo, Brazil||The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil preliminary round.|
|Win||1–0||Giovanni Santos||Submission (armbar)||The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil||March 25, 2012 (airdate)||1||0:00||São Paulo, Brazil||The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil elimination round.|
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- "A.J. McKee vs. John Teixeira set as new Bellator 205 headliner in Boise". MMAjunkie. 2018-08-13. Retrieved 2018-08-18.
- "Bellator 205 results: A.J. McKee scores vicious, one-punch knockout of John Teixeira". MMAjunkie. 2018-09-22. Retrieved 2018-09-22.
- Guilherme Cruz (November 7, 2019). "Leandro Higo, John Teixeira sign new multi-fight deals with Bellator". mmafighting.com.
- Damon Martin (November 14, 2019). "Lorenz Larkin, Patrick Mix among five to compete in Bellator vs. RIZIN fights in December". mmafighting.com.