Tezos WNO 21: Pedro Marinho vs Rafael Lovato Jr.

WNO 21 Highlights: Mica Galvao Submits Kody Steele To Retain WNO Title

WNO 21 Highlights: Mica Galvao Submits Kody Steele To Retain WNO Title

Mica Galvao kept his belt when he beat Kody Steele at WNO 21. After the match it was announced he will face Nicky Ryan at WNO 22.

Dec 1, 2023 by Joe Harrington

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Mica Galvao found a rear naked choke submission to retain his 170-pound Welterweight WNO title against Kody Steele on Nov. 30 at Tezos WNO 21: Pedro Marinho vs Rafael Lovato Jr Presented by Fat Tire at the Palmer Events Center in Austin, Texas. 

Steele avoided several submission attempts before Galvao landed the one that stuck and ended the match. 

Galvao retained his belt moments after teammate Diogo Reis lost his belt in the men's featherweight division. Reis appeared to suffer a knee injury that led to Diego Pato to win the belt. 

WATCH: Mica Galvao Takes Kody Steele's Back and Secures the RNC!

Mica Galvao And Nicky Ryan At WNO 22

After the match, Galvao and Nick Ryan was announced for the first WNO event of 2023, WNO 22 which is slated for February. Ryan won at WNO 20 in August of 2023.  

How To Watch WNO 21: Pedro Marinho vs Rafael Lovato Jr

The event will stream live on FloGrappling and the FloSports app. The platforms will also be home for match replays, the event pre-show and breaking news. 

All past WNO events are streaming on FloGrappling.

WNO 21: Pedro Marinho vs Rafael Lovato Jr Free Live Stream

The undercard of WNO 21 will stream live, for free, on FloGrappling social accounts, including on YouTube. 

WNO 21 Card

The complete WNO 21 card is not official, but the main card is as of Oct. 30. 

Main Card:

  • Pedro Marinho vs Rafael Lovato Jr. - Light heavyweight title bout
  • Mica Galvao vs Kody Steele - Welterweight title bout
  • Diogo Reis vs Diego Pato Oliveira - Featherweight title bout
  • Luke Griffith vs Roosevelt Sousa - Heavyweight bout
  • Helena Crevar vs Julia Maele - Featherweight bout
  • Tainan Dalpra vs Troy Russell - Middleweight Bout


  • Dominic Mejia vs Owen Jones - Featherweight bout
  • Reese LaFever vs Estevan Martinez - Lightweight bout
  • Mia Funegra vs Janice Russell - Strawweight bout
  • Nick Mataya vs Ian Butler - Welterweight bout

More WNO 21 News

Here are the reigning Tezos WNO Champions

  • Men's featherweight (145): Diogo Reis
  • Men's lightweight (155): Dante Leon
  • Men's welterweight (170): Mica Galvao
  • Men's middleweight (185): Tye Ruotolo
  • Men's light heavyweight (205) Pedro Marinho
  • Men's heavyweight (205+) Gordon Ryan
  • Women's straw weight (115): Mayssa Bastos
  • Women's flyweight (125): Ffion Davies
  • Women's bantamweight (135): Beatriz Mesquita
  • Women's featherweight (145): Elisabeth Clay
  • Women's Heavyweight (145+)  Nathiely de Jesus 

FloGrappling's Official No-Gi Pound-For-Pound Rankings

  1. Gordon Ryan    New Wave Jiu-Jitsu    USA    
  2. Dante Leon    Pedigo Submission Fighting    CAN   
  3. Diogo Reis    Melqui Galvao JJ    BRA    
  4. Nicholas Meregali    New Wave Jiu-Jitsu    BRA    
  5. Tye Ruotolo    Atos    USA    
  6. Mikey Musumeci    Evolve MMA    USA    
  7. Kade Ruotolo    Atos    USA    
  8. Pedro Marinho    Gracie Barra    BRA    
  9. Mica Galvao    Melqui Galvao JJ    BRA    
  10. Kaynan Duarte    Atos    BRA   
  11. Craig Jones    B-Team    AUS   
  12. Fabricio Andrey    Alliance    BRA    
  13. Felipe Pena    Gracie Barra    BRA    
  14. Nick Rodriguez    B-Team    USA    
  15. Gabriel Sousa    Essential    BRA    

Here are the full FloGrappling rankings.

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