Current rankings @ Light Heavyweight
When is Teixeira vs Usman?
Glover Teixeira could face Kamaru Usman, during the of Teixeira vs Usman, in Spring 2023.
The fight would be scheduled for 5 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which means the weight limit would be 205 pounds (14.6 stone or 93 KG).
Teixeira vs Usman stats
Glover Teixeira would step into the ring with a record of 33 wins, 8 loses and 0 draws, 18 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 10 by submission.
Kamaru Usman would make his way to the ring with a record of 20 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 9 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggest Teixeira would have a slight advantage in power over Usman, with a 55% knock out percentage over Usman's 45%.
Glover Teixeira is the older man by 7 years, at 42 years old.
Teixeira has a height advantage of 2 inches over Usman. Despite this, Usman has 2-inch reach advantage.
Teixeira is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 19 more fights, and made his debut in 2002, 10 years and 5 months earlier than Usman, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He has fought 16 more professional rounds, 84 to Usman's 68.
Teixeira vs Usman form
Teixeira has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 3 times.
In his last fight, he lost to Jiri Prochazka at UFC 275 on 11th June 2022 by in the 5th round in their UFC Light Heavyweight championship fight at Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore.
Previous to that, he had defeated Jan Blachowicz at UFC 267 on 30th October 2021 by in the 2nd round in their UFC Light Heavyweight championship fight.
Going into that contest, he had beat Thiago Santos at UFC Vegas 13 on 7th November 2020 by in the 3rd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Before that, he had won against Anthony Smith at UFC Fight Night Jacksonville on 13th May 2020 by knockout in the 5th round at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.
He had beat Nikita Krylov at UFC on ESPN+ 16 on 14th September 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Rogers Arena, Vancouver, Canada.
Usman has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he Leon Edwards at UFC 278 on 20th August 2022 by knockout in the 5th round in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Colby Covington at UFC 268 on 6th November 2021 by unanimous decision in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
Going into that contest, he had won against Jorge Masvidal at UFC 261 on 24th April 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.
Before that, he had defeated Gilbert Burns at UFC 258 on 13th February 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had beat Jorge Masvidal at UFC 251 on 11th July 2020 by unanimous decision in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
In terms of recent activity, Kamaru Usman has been fighting more than Glover Teixeira.
Glover Teixeira last fought 3 months and 15 days ago, while Kamaru Usman's last outing was 1 month and 6 days ago.
Teixeira's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years and 12 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 18 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.6 rounds on average.
Usman's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 2 months and 15 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 20 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4 rounds on average.