Micael Galvao is tearing through the competition at the 2021 Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship. In the 77kg division, he submitted five out of his six opponents. Including big names like Levi Jones-Leary who he submitted via triangle. This is extremely impressive considering this is his first appearance in the tournament as a black belt.
Today Micael Galvao is scheduled to face the 2018 champ Espen Mathiesen who was also on a tear of his own yesterday. Mica Galvao continues to impress the entire BJJ community as he dominates any competition he enters.
Who is Micael Galvao?
First of all, he is not related in any way to Andre Galvao. He is the son of Melquisedeque Galvao, a black belt from Manaos, Brazil. Mica is also a black belt in “Luta Livre”, a wrestler and Judo practitioner.
Since he was a teenage blue belt he challenged a black belt to a super fight and won by submission. From then on he has won almost every competition he has entered with almost all of his wins coming by submission. This is why Micael Galvao is now one of the most exciting BJJ athletes in the world.
He won the 12th edition of the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship at brown belt and is completely going through the competition this year at black belt. Though he has been submitting black belts since he was a blue belt, this is still quite an accomplishment. This competition brings together some of the best BJJ athletes in the world and Micael Galvao is making quick work of all of them.
Mica’s exciting fast-paced style of Jiu-Jitsu is putting the entire world on notice as he quickly establishes his legacy at such a young age. It would not be too far-fetched to say he is the Michale Jordan or the Wayne Gretzky of BJJ.
A once in a lifetime athlete that has a unique talent and mindset that makes him the most dominant and exciting competitor in the sport.