May 26, 2012 Leave a comment
Brazil series ~ Volume forty. Andre Galvao
Fighting out of Team Nogueira, welterweight Andre Galvao (5-2-0) is a veteran of DREAM & Strikeforce and an accomplished grappler in Jiu Jitsu and submission wrestling competition, where he is a multiple world champion. Andre Galvao made the jump to MMA in 2008 winning both his first 2 fights by armbar. In 2009 he was apart of the DREAM welterweight grand prix, where he took UFC veteran John Alessio down and arm bared him in the first round. In the semi finals Galvao met Jason High and lost a close decision in a fight where he had near submissions over the American. In 2010 Andre Galvao would sign with Strikeforce going 2-1 with a win over Luke Stewart and a TKO of Jorge Patino. At the end of his Strikeforce contract Galvao left the organisation and tried out for the Ultimate Fighter 13 TV show but was unsuccessful. Around this time Andre would move permanently to the U.S and open up the ATOS Jiu Jitsu school in San Diego while returning to high level grappling competition.
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