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Jeff Glover is a gifted American grappler from the Paragon academy and a jiu jitsu black belt under Ricardo “Franjinha” Miller who has one of the most attractive fighting styles in Jiu Jitsu, with his creative deep half and donkey guards. Jeff also gained notoriety through his series of episodes named “Glover’s Travels” where he travelled the United States interviewing and training with some of the best coaches in the country.

Jeff Glover Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Jeffrey Dean Glover

Nickname: He is called “The Pipelayer” because he used to be a plumber.

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Jacare > Ricardo Miller > Jeff Glover

Main Achievements/Record:

  • Mundial de No-Gi Champion (2007)
  • World Jiu Jitsu Expo Superfight Champion (2012)
  • Pan American Champion (2006 and 2005 – brown belt divisions)
  • ADCC Bronze Medallist (2011)
  • 15x Open Weight champion for different organizations throughout his career

Weight Division: Pena (Featherweight) 70kg/154lbs

Favourite Position/Technique: Deep Half Guard, Donkey Guard

Team/Association: Paragon

Jeff Glover’s Biography

Jeff Glover was born on the 15th of April 1983 in East Los Angeles, CA – USA. And it would take him 16 years to find Jiu Jitsu, but when he did, it was love at first sight. Glover knew straight away this sport would change his life forever.

He started competing from the get go, and achieved success quickly. Even though Jeff Glover competed mainly at featherweight with some incursions in the Lightweight division, he always liked to stand the test at the absolute (open weight) division, something that not many featherweights dare try. This display of confidence reaped it’s rewards as Glover stacked a fair amount of absolute medals and titles over the years. One of those titles won against Mike Fowler at the prestigious Grapplers Quest as a purple belt.

on the 8th of April 2006, just a few days short of his 23rd birthday, Jeff Glover received his black belt from the hands of Ricardo “Franjinha” Miller, his first and only instructor, after winning his second Pan American gold medal in the brown belt division. Unfortunately for Jiu Jitsu, Glover struggled with some finger injuries throughout his career which prevent him from fighting in Gi (kimono) tournaments more regularly, though his Submission Wrestling tournament record is outstanding.

In January 2010, Jeff Glover released a series of DVD’s about his pilgrimage around the US visiting all the main academies in the norther territory. This project was taken with great success by the BJJ community because of both it’s informative content and it’s entertainment value.

Jeff Glover Grappling Record

33 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    8 (24%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (6%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    23 (70%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

23 SUBMISSIONS WINS

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Triangle
26
6
#86e620
Guillotine
17
4
#5AD3D1
Darce choke
9
2
#d1212a
RNC
9
2
#fad11b
kneebar
9
2
#f58822
Bow and arrow
9
2
#224aba
Choke
4
1
#ff9124
Armbar
4
1
#bf1f6c
Arm in guillotine
4
1
#22c9a5
Heel hook
4
1
#fad223
Flying triangle
4
1
23
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
15 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    12 (80%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (13%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    1 (7%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

1 SUBMISSION LOSSES

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Armbar
100
1
1
(100%) SUBMISSION

Jeff Glover Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
1439Robson MouraRobson MouraLPts: 6x3LA Sub-XABSSPF2006
1447Ricky LundellLPts: 6x2AGGROABSF2006
1490Rob Di CensoLPts: 2x0GQ All Star Pro72KGSF2006
1562Bibiano FernandesBibiano FernandesLPts: 5x0Pan American70KG1/4F2007
1636Leonardo VieiraLeonardo VieiraLPointsADCC66KG1/4F2007
1816Sandro BatataLAdvPan American70KGRDS2008
1958Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds76KGF2008
2170Rany YahyaRany YahyaLPointsADCC66KG1/4F2009
2177Ryan HallRyan HallLPointsADCC66KG3PLC2009
3139Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLPts: 6x0ADCC66KGSF2011
3985Caio TerraCaio TerraLArmbarMetamorisABSSPF2012
4167Bruno MalfacineBruno MalfacineLPts: 5x2World ExpoABSSPF2013
5824Geo MartinezGeo MartinezLPointsEBI65KGF2014
7274Ezra LenonLPts: 2x0FIVE SLABSSPF2015
7455Geo MartinezGeo MartinezLPts: 5x0ADCC66KG1/4F2015
9601Bruno MalfacineBruno MalfacineDN/AMetamoris 7ABSSPF2016
1446Blas AvenaWTriangleAGGROABS1/4F2006
1448Johnny RamirezWBow and arrowIGJJFNANA2006
1488Brian McLaughlinWPts: 4x2GQ All Star Pro72KG1/4F2006
1558Shane RiceShane RiceWPts: 10x2Pan American70KGR12007
1629Jamie BallardWFlying triangleADCC66KGR12007
1955UnknownWChokeNoGi Worlds76KG1/4F2008
1957Philipe MonicaWArmbarNoGi Worlds76KGSF2008
1982Tito MartinezWDarce chokeSan Diego Pro76KG1/4F2008
1985Joel TudorWRNCSan Diego Pro76KGSF2008
1986Diego MoraesWRNCAtama OpenNANA2008
2165Timo-JuhaniWPointsADCC66KGR12009
2317Wilson ReisWPts: 2x2, AdvUFC ExpoABSSPF2009
2330Sergio FarnesWPointsGQ ExpoABSNA2009
2331UnknownWGuillotineGQ ExpoABSNA2009
2332Mike TomacelliWTriangleGQ ExpoABSNA2009
2333Wilson ReisWPts: 2x2, AdvUFC ExpoABSSPF2009
3072Bao QuachWGuillotineADCC Trials66KG1/4F2011
3073John B.WGuillotineADCC Trials66KGSF2011
3074Philip YoonWTriangleADCC Trials66KGF2011
3085Tom BarlowWPointsADCC66KGR12011
3122Mark RamosMark RamosWDarce ChokeADCC66KG1/4F2011
3149Robson MouraRobson MouraWGuillotineADCC66KG3PLC2011
3264Javier VazquezWPts: 4x2UFC ExpoABSSPF2010
3318Chris HaueterChris HaueterWArm in guillotineWGG BOTWABSSPF2012
4027Caio TerraCaio TerraWPts: 10x6World ExpoABSSPF2012
4922Fredson PaixaoFredson PaixaoWPointsUFC Expo70KGSPF2013
5554Baret YoshidaBaret YoshidaD---Metamoris 4ABSSPF2014
5818Sergio HernandezWTriangleEBI65KGR12014
5820Eric MedinaWkneebarEBI65KG1/4F2014
5822Ben EddyWkneebarEBI65KGSF2014
5879Vito PaolilloWTriangleUFC Expo70KGNA2014
7449Daniel HortegasWHeel hookADCC66KGR12015
7563Budo JakeWBow and arrowGT Open76KGSPF2015
8802K. WoodmanseeWTriangleSubConABSSPF2016

Jeff Glover photograph taken by Grapple TV.

Caio Terra vs Jeff Glover

Ben Eddy vs Jeff Glover

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