Table of Contents
- 1. Jeff Glover’s Details
- 2. Jeff Glover’s Biography
- 2.1. Jeff Glover’s Early Life
- 2.2. Hyperactive Child
- 2.3. Ricardo “Franjinha” Miller
- 2.4. Starting Jiu-Jitsu at 16 Years Old
- 2.5. Paragon Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
- 2.6. Aiming to Compete in the Absolute Division
- 2.7. Jeff Glover at Cobra Kai Jiu-Jitsu
- 2.8. Started Teaching at Cobra Kai Jiu-Jitsu
- 3. Jeff Glover’s Fighting Style
- 4. Jeff Glover’s Travels
- 5. Jeff Glover’s BJJ Matches
- 5.1. Blue Belt National Champion
- 5.2. Grapplers Quest
- 5.3. IBJJF Pan American Champion
- 5.4. Promoted to Black Belt
- 5.5. IBJJF World No-Gi Champion
- 6. Jeff Glover’s Historic Fights
- 7. Jeff Glover’s Championship History
- 8. Jeff Glover’s Championship (Medals)
- 9. Jeff Glover’s Main Achievements (Belts)
- 10. Jeff Glover’s Main Achievements
- 11. Jeff Glover’s BJJ Professional Record Breakdown
- 12. Jeff Glover’s BJJ Fight History
- 13. Jeff Glover’s BJJ Top Fight Links
1. Jeff Glover’s Details
|Name||Jeffery Dean Glover|
|Born||Los Angeles, CA, USA|
|Date of Birth||April 15, 1983|
|Last Fight||Battlefield 2017|
|Last Weigh In||76 Kg|
|Weight Class||Featherweight (70 Kg / 154 lbs)|
|Weight||70 Kg / 154 lbs|
|Career Disclosed Earning||N/A|
|Fighting out of||United States|
|Foundational Style||Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
|Favorite Technique||Deep Half Guard, Donkey Guard|
|Rank||4th-Degree BJJ Black Belt|
|Awarded by||Ricardo “Franjinha” Miller|
|Head Coach||Ricardo “Franjinha” Miller|
|Lineage||Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Romero Jacare Cavalcanti > Ricardo Miller > Jeff Glover|
|Team Association||Paragon Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
2. Jeff Glover’s Biography
Jeff Glover, also known as “the Pipelayer,” is a 4th-degree BJJ black belt under Ricardo Miller. He represents Paragon Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at international competitions. Glover is famous for creating an original position known as the donkey guard, which is often perceived as clumsy by other practitioners due to the way it is applied. But it is Jeff Glover who exhibits perfection while applying his favorite technique.
2.1. Jeff Glover’s Early Life
Jeffery Dean Glover or Jeff Glover was born in East Los Angeles, California in the United States of America on April 15, 1983.
Glover often said that he didn’t have many options so he chose Jiu-Jitsu because it was either jail or Jiu-Jitu. So the latter one appealed to him more. BJJ was his way of expressing his emotions that were always so heightened. He coped with Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in his early life.
2.2. Hyperactive Child
In his early childhood, Glover was diagnosed with ADHD. He often got into trouble at school due to his hyperactive energy. To channel his energy into something productive, he got into jiu-jitsu.
“I needed Jiu-Jitsu. That’s all there is to it. I needed this ****.”
Before BJJ, Glover was aware of submission wrestling only. He had watched some submission wrestling fights.
2.3. Ricardo “Franjinha” Miller
When Glover was 16 years old, Ricardo “Franjinha” Miller moved to his neighborhood. Glover visited his house to welcome his new neighbor. Miller invited Glover into his house and told him about himself and BJJ. Franjinha helped the young talent in learning BJJ. This was the first time Glover heard about BJJ.
2.4. Starting Jiu-Jitsu at 16 Years Old
After Glover learned BJJ, he decided to get into the sport. At 16 years old, Glover started his BJJ training under Miller.
He paid little to no attention towards his high school study.
2.5. Paragon Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Miller is the founder of Paragon Jiu-Jitsu Ventura located in Santa Barbara, California. He moved to the United States with the aim of forming his own BJJ institute. Glover serves as one of Paragon Jiu-Jitsu’s representatives on the international stage.
“Another thing that Jeff Glover has: drills. Little physical drills, that make you better at the movement, that make you better at Jiu-Jitsu.”
2.6. Aiming to Compete in the Absolute Division
Early in his career, Glover competed in the featherweight and lightweight divisions. However, his aim was to compete in the absolute weight division. Eventually, Glover was able to compete in international championships that many fighters didn’t step for at the colored belt division.
2.7. Jeff Glover at Cobra Kai Jiu-Jitsu
After winning multiple World Championships as a brown belt, Glover decided to train with other talented practitioners. He would often visit Marc Laimon’s BJJ institute, Cobra Kai Jiu-Jitsu, located in Las Vegas, Nevada. He had decided to become a professional BJJ grappler since the day he started BJJ training. So he remained true to his aim and gave his all time to it.
2.8. Started Teaching at Cobra Kai Jiu-Jitsu
Glover trained at Cobra Kai Jiu-Jitsu every one to two months. Impressed by Glover’s dedication towards jiu-jitsu, Laimon asked him to become a BJJ instructor at Cobra Kai Jiu-Jitsu. After becoming a black belt, Glover accepted the offer and started teaching at Cobra Kai Jiu-Jitsu.
3. Jeff Glover’s Fighting Style
Video Credit: @Scott Knows Nothing
Glover attacks from all angles, whether top, bottom or diagonal. He is often referred to as a “human monkey” due to his unpredictable movements.
“If I had to explain my style in a nutshell, it would be that of a monkey.”
There isn’t a single match of Glover where he didn’t amuse his audience. Regardless of whether Glover is winning or losing, he always provided a show. Known for the efficient use of Donkey Guard, Glover applies it and then transitions to submissions.
“I can’t go into a match too serious. One thing I don’t want to overdue is putting on a boring match, regardless of if I win or lose.”
Glover got his nickname, “the Pipelayer,” due to once working as a plumber.
4. Jeff Glover’s Travels
Videos Credit: @BudoVideos.com
Glover’s Travels is a series of YouTube videos created by Jeff Glover himself. In these videos, Glover visits different BJJ schools and gyms to train with different practitioners. In one of the videos, he showed his medals and told how proud he is of himself.
In the second episode of the series, Glover trained at Gracie Barra, talked about its legacy, and how Gracie Barra has been at the top of BJJ World Championships since their inception.
5. Jeff Glover’s BJJ Matches
5.1. Blue Belt National Champion
Glover started BJJ at the age of 16 and was a blue belt by the time he turned 18 years old. He even became a National Champion as a blue belt.
5.2. Grapplers Quest
Glover competed in the Grapplers Quest in 2004 against Mike Fowler as a purple belt. Fowler is famous for his half-guard techniques. Despite being a tough match, Glover emerged victorious.
5.3. IBJJF Pan American Champion
In 2006, Glover won first place at the IBJJF Pan Championship as a brown belt. He even won a Gold medal.
5.4. Promoted to Black Belt
Before Glover’s 23rd birthday, his coach Miller awarded him with a black belt on April 8, 2006.
5.5. IBJJF World No-Gi Champion
In 2007, Glover became the IBJJF World No-Gi Champion as a black belt.
6. Jeff Glover’s Historic Fights
6.1. Jeff Glover Vs. Ben Eddy
Video Credits: @PlugOneTwo
Ben Eddy is a 10 Planet black belt under Eddie Bravo. Glover had competed in Gi and No-Gi BJJ, making him adequately prepared to compete while Eddy’s jiu-jitsu moves. Glover showed his exceptional fighting style by aiming straight for Eddy’s neck and wrapping his legs around it.
Eddy caught Glover from the back and seemed to have him trapped, but Glover managed to escape. Glover responded by executing the donkey guard. At the end of the match, Glover escaped Eddy’s grip while keeping a hold of his back. Glover finally went for the Knee Bar and subdued Eddy after eight minutes and 16 seconds.
|2014||Eddie Bravo Invitational||Ben Eddy||Win||Submission By Kneebar||Semi Final||65 Kg||El Paso, Texas|
6.2. Jeff Glover Vs. Mike Fowler
Video Credits: @Grapplers Quest
Mike Fowler is a 3rd-degree BJJ black belt under Lloyd Irvin. He is a tough competitor who has competed in the lightweight and middleweight divisions. Glover at this point was a purple belt. Both grapplers fought aggressively, with Glover charging but Fowler keeping him at bay. In the end, Glover subdued Fowler via armlock.
|2004||Grapplers Quest Beast of the East||Mike Fowler||Win||Submission By Armlock||Final||N/A||Bayonne, New Jersey|
6.3. Jeff Glover Vs. Robson Moura
Robson Moura is a 6th-degree BJJ black belt under Andre Pederneiras. He is a member of the IBJJF Hall of Fame due to having won multiple championships. Moura is the founder of Robson Moura Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
During the match, Glover tried to stay on top of Moura. However, Moura being an experienced grappler, knew how to escape and stay in the dominant position. Eventually, Moura tried to apply an Americana but failed to subdue Glover due to his speed. Finally, Glover applied a Guillotine and subdued Moura within nine minutes into the match.
|2011||ADCC World Championship||Robson Moura||Win||Guillotine||3PLC||66 Kg||Nottingham, England|
7. Jeff Glover’s Championship History
|2007||IBJJF World Championship No-Gi||Black||1st|
|2011||ADCC World Championship||Black||3rd|
|2012||World Jiu Jitsu Expo Superfight Winner||Black||1st|
8. Jeff Glover’s Championship (Medals)
8.1. ADCC World Championship
8.2. World No-Gi Championship
8.3. IBJJF Pan American Championship
9. Jeff Glover’s Main Achievements (Belts)
|2005||IBJJF Pan Championship||Brown||1st|
|2006||IBJJF Pan Championship||Brown||1st|
10. Jeff Glover’s Main Achievements
10.1. Gi Tournaments
|2005||IBJJF Pan American Championship||Featherweight||1st|
|2006||IBJJF Pan American Championship||Featherweight||1st|
|2012||World Jiu Jitsu Expo Superfight Winner||Featherweight||1st|
10.2. No-Gi Tournaments
|2007||IBJJF World Championship No-Gi||Featherweight||1st|
|2011||ADCC World Championship||Featherweight||3rd|
11. Jeff Glover’s BJJ Professional Record Breakdown
|54 Matches||34 Wins||17 Losses|
|By EBI / OT||0||2|
11.1. Submission W/L Methods
|Submission Method||23 Wins||1 Losses|
|Arm in Guillotine||1||0|
|Bow and Arrow||2||0|
|Rear Naked Choke||2||0|
12. Jeff Glover’s BJJ Fight History
|2006||LA Sub-X||Robson Moura||L||Pts: 6x3||ABS||SPF|
|2006||AGGRO||Ricky Lundell||L||Pts: 6x2||ABS||F|
|2006||IBJJF||Johnny Ramirez||W||Bow and Arrow||NA||NA|
|2006||GQ All Star Pro||Brian McLaughlin||W||Pts: 4x2||72KG||4F|
|2006||GQ All Star Pro||Rob Di Censo||L||Pts: 2x0||72KG||SF|
|2007||IBJJF Pan American Championship||Shane Rice||W||Pts: 10x2||70KG||R1|
|2007||IBJJF Pan American Championship||Bibiano Fernandes||L||Pts: 5x0||70KG||4F|
|2007||ADCC World Championship||Jamie Ballard||W||Flying Triangle||66KG||R1|
|2007||ADCC World Championship||Leonardo Vieira||L||Points||66KG||4F|
|2008||IBJJF Pan American Championship||Sandro Batata||L||Adv||70KG||RDS|
|2008||IBJJF NoGi Worlds||Unknown||W||Choke||76KG||4F|
|2008||IBJJF NoGi Worlds||Philipe Monica||W||Armbar||76KG||SF|
|2008||IBJJF NoGi Worlds||Rubens Charles||L||Pts: 0x0, Adv||76KG||F|
|2008||IBJJF San Diego Pro||Tito Martinez||W||Darce Choke||76KG||4F|
|2008||IBJJF San Diego Pro||Joel Tudor||W||Rear Naked Choke||76KG||SF|
|2008||Atama Open||Diego Moraes||W||Rear Naked Choke||NA||NA|
|2009||ADCC World Championship||Timo-Juhani||W||Points||66KG||R1|
|2009||ADCC World Championship||Rani Yahya||L||Points||66KG||4F|
|2009||ADCC World Championship||Ryan Hall||L||Points||66KG||3RD|
|2009||UFC Expo||Wilson Reis||W||Pts: 2x2, Adv||ABS||SPF|
|2009||GQ Expo||Sergio Farnes||W||Points||ABS||NA|
|2009||GQ Expo||Mike Tomacelli||W||Triangle||ABS||NA|
|2009||UFC Expo||Wilson Reis||W||Pts: 2x2, Adv||ABS||SPF|
|2011||ADCC WC Trials||Bao Quach||W||Guillotine||66KG||4F|
|2011||ADCC WC Trials||John B.||W||Guillotine||66KG||SF|
|2011||ADCC WC Trials||Philip Yoon||W||Triangle||66KG||F|
|2011||ADCC World Championship||Tom Barlow||W||Points||66KG||R1|
|2011||ADCC World Championship||Mark Ramos||W||Darce Choke||66KG||4F|
|2011||ADCC World Championship||Rubens Charles||L||Pts: 6x0||66KG||SF|
|2011||ADCC World Championship||Robson Moura||W||Guillotine||66KG||3PLC|
|2010||UFC Expo||Javier Vazquez||W||Pts: 4x2||ABS||SPF|
|2012||WGG BOTW||Chris Haueter||W||Arm in guillotine||ABS||SPF|
|2012||World Expo||Caio Terra||W||Pts: 10x6||ABS||SPF|
|2013||World Expo||Bruno Malfacine||L||Pts: 5x2||ABS||SPF|
|2013||UFC Expo||Fredson Paixao||W||Points||70KG||SPF|
|2014||Metamoris 4||Baret Yoshida||D||---||ABS||SPF|
|2014||Eddie Bravo International||Sergio Hernandez||W||Triangle||65KG||R1|
|2014||Eddie Bravo International||Eric Medina||W||Kneebar||65KG||4F|
|2014||Eddie Bravo International||Ben Eddy||W||Kneebar||65KG||SF|
|2014||Eddie Bravo International||Geo Martinez||L||EBI/OT||65KG||F|
|2014||UFC Expo||Vito Paolillo||W||Triangle||70KG||NA|
|2015||FIVE SL||Ezra Lenon||L||Pts: 2x0||ABS||SPF|
|2015||ADCC World Championship||Daniel Hortegas||W||Heel hook||66KG||R1|
|2015||ADCC World Championship||Geo Martinez||L||Pts: 5x0||66KG||4F|
|2015||GT Open||Budo Jake||W||Bow and Arrow||76KG||SPF|
|2016||Metamoris 7||Bruno Malfacine||D||---||ABS||SPF|
|2016||Fight 2 Win 11||Justin Rader||W||Referee Decision||70KG||SPF|
|2017||SUG 3||Chad Mendes||L||EBI/OT||ABS||SPF|
|2017||Fight 2 Win 25||Augusto Mendes||L||Referee Decision||N/A||SPF|
|2017||Battle Field||Wanki Chae||D||---||76KG||SPF|
13. Jeff Glover’s BJJ Top Fight Links
Jeff Glover vs Robson Moura
Superfight - Jeff Glover vs. Mike Fowler at Grapplers Quest Beast of the East 2004
UFC SUPERFIGHT - Jeff Glover vs Fredson Paixao at Grapplers Quest at Ultimate Fighting Championship
Photo Credit: @jeffgloverbjj