Micael Galvao, popularly known as "Mica", is a jiu-jitsu brown belt competitor from Manaus, Brazil. Born on October 8, 2003, Galvao is known for his early success in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and no-gi grappling. As a teenager, Galvao has submitted black belts in both gi and no-gi tournaments. He is a 2020 Abu Dhabi World Pro champion in the 77kg brown belt division. His father Melqui Galvao runs Dream Art Manaus.
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