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Micael Galvao, popularly known as "Mica", is a jiu-jitsu 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 submitted black belts in both gi and no-gi tournaments. He is a 2021 Abu Dhabi World Pro champion in the 77kg black belt division. His father Melqui Galvao runs Fight Sports Manaus.

  1. Mica Galvão Enters IBJJF Brasileiros At Middleweight

    Mica Galvão Enters IBJJF Brasileiros At Middleweight

    Apr 9, 2024

    Mica Galvão will attempt to continue his 2024 IBJJF Grand Slam as he has entered the Brasileiros, going down April 20th-28th in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Mica has won the European and Pan Championships at black belt middleweight this year - but there were questions about his ability to compete after a recent lower leg injury.
  2. Mica Galvão encara Tommy Langaker pelo cinturão no WNO 23

    Mica Galvão encara Tommy Langaker pelo cinturão no WNO 23

    Mar 18, 2024

    Após o sucesso de sua última edição em fevereiro, o Who’s Number One está de volta. O torneio será realizado no dia 10 de maio na cidade texana de Arlington, nos Estados Unidos, e será encabeçado por um duelo entre dois grandes nomes do grappling. A fera Mica Galvão retorna aos tatames da organização para defender seu cinturão contra o norueguês Tommy Langaker na divisão dos meio-médios.
  3. Mica Galvão Set To Defend WNO Title Against Tommy Langaker

    Mica Galvão Set To Defend WNO Title Against Tommy Langaker

    Mar 18, 2024

    Mica Galvão is wasting no time in making his next defense of his WNO Welterweight Championship, as he has agreed to face Tommy Langaker for the title at WNO 23, May 10th in Arlington, TX. This will mark Galvão's third defense of the belt, after previously defeating Kody Steele and Kenta Iwamoto.
  4. Mica Galvao Gets Tips On Flying Armbar From Piter Frank Before IBJJF Paris

    Mica Galvao Gets Tips On Flying Armbar From Piter Frank Before IBJJF Paris

    Jan 25, 2024

    One of the biggest names competing at IBJJF Europeans 2024 is WNO Welterweight Champion Mica Galvao, who will compete as a middleweight in his IBJJF return.
  5. Mica Galvão Enters IBJJF Euros At Middleweight

    Mica Galvão Enters IBJJF Euros At Middleweight

    Jan 11, 2024

    Grappling star Mica Galvão is returning soon to major IBJJF competition, as he has signed up for the 2024 European Championships happening in just a few weeks in Paris, France. Mica has entered the middleweight division, a bump up from his past weight of lightweight as he sets his sights on a big 2024.
  6. The FloGrappling 2023 Award Winners Are HERE: Meregali, Davies, Mica Win

    The FloGrappling 2023 Award Winners Are HERE: Meregali, Davies, Mica Win

    Jan 5, 2024

    The winners of the 2023 FloGrappling Awards, presented by Kingz Kimonos, are here! We honor athletes from five different categories, given to those who earned the most fan votes. The results are in and the following winners have emerged from the pools of worthy contenders.
  7. Mica Galvão Announces Move To Middleweight For IBJJF Worlds In 2024

    Mica Galvão Announces Move To Middleweight For IBJJF Worlds In 2024

    Jan 2, 2024

    Mica Galvão has announced that he will be moving up to middleweight for the 2024 IBJJF World Championships. The WNO welterweight champion had previously competed at lightweight in his IBJJF campaigns, including his gold medal run at the 2022 Brazilian Nationals.
  8. Mica Galvao and Nicky Ryan To Meet In WNO 22 Championship Match

    Mica Galvao and Nicky Ryan To Meet In WNO 22 Championship Match

    Dec 1, 2023

    Just moments after his inaugural title defense at Tezos WNO 21, Mica Galvao's next title challenger was revealed when Nicky Ryan took the mats for a face off between the two young phenoms. They will face each other at WNO 22 for the WNO Welterweight Championship, taking place on Feb.9 in Costa Mesa, California. More updates to the card are forthcoming.
  9. How To Watch WNO 21: Marinho vs Lovato Jr. What You Need To Know

    How To Watch WNO 21: Marinho vs Lovato Jr. What You Need To Know

    Nov 1, 2023

    A king, A hulk, a baby shark and a teenage phenomenon are all headed to WNO 21 in November 2023.
  10. Mica Galvão To Defend WNO Championship Against Kody Steele At Tezos WNO 21

    Mica Galvão To Defend WNO Championship Against Kody Steele At Tezos WNO 21

    Oct 27, 2023

    Brazilian grappling star Mica Galvão will return to WNO to defend his recently captured 170lb championship against Kody Steele, a WNO veteran and rising MMA star. They are two of the most exciting grapplers in the division, with big slams, brutal submissions, and a physical pace that both will push for the entire 15 minutes. They face off this November 30th in Austin on the main card of Marinho vs Lovato Jr.
  11. WATCH Mica Galvao Use Armbar To Win WNO 170 lbs Title In 42 Seconds

    WATCH Mica Galvao Use Armbar To Win WNO 170 lbs Title In 42 Seconds

    Oct 2, 2023

    Mica Galvao is the new 170-pound WNO champion after he scored a submission over PJ Barch in  less than a minute of grappling at Tezos WNO 20: Night of Champions at the Bayou Music Center in Houston.
  12. Team Modolfo Adds Mica Galvao & More For December's AIGA Finals

    Team Modolfo Adds Mica Galvao & More For December's AIGA Finals

    Aug 28, 2023

    After winning the AIGA Champion's League qualifying round but falling in their final match to Universal Fighters, Team Modolfo is reloading for December's finals with the addition of ADCC medalist Mica Galvao along with his teammates Kaua Gabriel and Felipe Machado. The teams may still change more before the final roster for December is set, but the inclusion of the three Melqui Galvao Jiu-Jitsu athletes help bolster an already stacked Team Modolfo.
  13. Is This The New Generation's Favorite Armbar?

    Is This The New Generation's Favorite Armbar?

    Jun 20, 2023

    A popular armbar trend is emerging (or maybe re-emerging) among the new generation of submission hunters, and we keep seeing more and more examples at elite levels. That trend is in the setup, and how they are using positional threats for easier entries into their armbar. Rather than taking the "traditional" route of passing, pinning, and submitting, they are finding more and more opportunities to launch into their fight-finishing arm locks by making their opponents defend back takes, chokes, and more at the same time.
  14. Mica, Kaynan, Hugo Among Top Seeds | BJJ Stars 10 Bracket Format

    Mica, Kaynan, Hugo Among Top Seeds | BJJ Stars 10 Bracket Format

    Apr 14, 2023

    BJJ Stars 10: Battlefield is slated to have one of the most seismic and unpredictable open weight brackets in recent history. The event, which takes place on April 22 in São Paulo, Brazil, features a 16-man absolute bracket with $40,000 on the line.
  15. Mica Galvão Accepts USADA Sanction, Stripped Of 2022 IBJJF World Title

    Mica Galvão Accepts USADA Sanction, Stripped Of 2022 IBJJF World Title

    Apr 5, 2023

    USADA announced today that 2022 IBJJF World Champion Mica Galvao has been stripped of his title, and has accepted a one-year suspension for a violation of anti-doping rules.